Boy have these last two days been an adventure.
Yesterday on our way to the airport we travelled to the Leaning Tower of Pisa. We took your typical
touristy pictures and then shopped around a bit before heading to the airport.
We got to the airport and hopped on our plane to London, where we were scheduled to have a layover
and then fly home.
As soon as we landed, Aly turned to the group and told us that the flight had been cancelled. Not
delayed, cancelled. By now, most people were bummed because they wanted to just get home and were nervous about what we would be doing about sleeping, but I WAS SO EXCITED. We were in London!!
British Airways actually ended up paying for a hotel for us to stay in for the night, and said they would
get us on a flight the next evening. This meant that we got to explore the city the next day before
We made our way to the hotel, ate a little dinner and I immediately passed out so tired from the hustle
and bustle of the week.
The next morning we ate breakfast, brought our luggage to the airport, took the train into the city and
got a tour of London from Ian! How lucky were we that we had our very own personal tour guide on the
trip with us?
In 3.5 hours, I saw the London Eye, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, got to shop, take pictures in a red
phone booth and see the palace where the queen lives.
It was honestly a two-for-one deal, which is why I didn’t mind being set back a whole day!
I’m so happy that I got to have this incredible trip and really am grateful to Bentley, my family and Professors Ian and Aly for making this the most amazing experience of my life.
Till next time!