I have compiled a list of 100 things I want to do this semester while I’m abroad. It’s a bucket list/goals/to do list of sorts for this semester. Some of the items are things I planned on doing, one is from the list I made of things to do in 2016, some are suggestions, and some are just because I’m interested. Here is the list of 100 things:
Befriend a local Visit Paris(Oct. 21-23) Visit Prague Visit Vienna Visit Budapest Visit Scotland(Dec. 15-16) Visit Amsterdam(Nov. 18-19) Visit Stonehenge(Dec. 3) Visit Bath(Dec. 3) Go to an England Soccer Game with my dad Start a blog Go ice skating in London(Dec. 1) Volunteer at a soup kitchen Attend the Hamleys Parade(Nov. 20) Tour Buckingham palace Visit 7 museums in London (1. Tate Modern 2. British Museum 3. Courtauld Gallery 4. National Portrait Gallery 5. V & A 6. Freud Museum 7. Churchhill War Rooms ) Go to the theatre 10 times (1. Matilda 2.Curious Incident 3. Kinky Boots 4. The Seagull 5.1984 6.The Entertainer 7. This House 8. Lion King 9. Mamma Mia 10. Aladdin) See a movie at the cinema Climb Petrin Hill in Prague Learn a few words in another language to make traveling easier Reach out to my London host family from 2012 & visit them(Nov. 27)
- Earn nothing less than a B
Read a book for fun Go to a pub Hop on a double decker bus and sightsee London Shop on Oxford street Visit Trafalgar Square Visit Picadilly Circus Visit 8 different parks in London (1. Waterlow Park 2. Greenwich Park 3. Hyde Park 4. Regent’s Park 5. St. Jame’s Park 6. Green Park 7. Holland Park 8. Hampstead Heath) Get off the Tube at a random stop Eat at a cute local cafe in London Walk along the Thames River Visit the historic royal palaces in London (Tower of London (1,2) , Hampton Court (1), Kensington Palace (1,2), Kew Gardens (1), Banqueting House (1,2)) Have a picnic in the park Learn to cook a new meal Finish Good Witch season 2, Gilmore Girls Revival and all of full house Eat a Full English breakfast Eat gelato before winter arrives Go to a farmers market Take the Tube by myself Try topping up for a month Do my laundry when my basket gets full, not when I run out of clothes (this is because I extremely dislike laundry) Complete my homework before reading week so I can travel Find a church and attend Join a powerhouse group(first meeting yesterday!!!) Go on a Sound of Music Tour in Austria Go on a guided walk Purchase something London-y (clothing) Buy succulents Go out every night after class for one school week (week 6) See the view from the top of Tate Modern See the view from the top of the Walkie Talkie building(Dec. 8) Visit Abbey Road Eat at 7 chain restaurants (1. Wagamama 2. Giraffe 3.Wahaca 4. Eat 5.Pret 6. Pizza Express 7.Nandos) Try one thing from Mcdonald’s(this one is for my friend Karissa) Eat a crepe(or several) Eat poffertjes Visit Notting Hill Try Chicken Tikka Masala Visit the Cereal Killer Cafe Learn to tango Attend NFL on Regent Street Write a letter to my future self Visit 4 different book shops (1. Bookmarks 2. London Review Bookshop 3. Foyles 4. Waterstones) Do the CLC program(volunteering at the soup kitchen) Ride the Waterloo and City line Have afternoon tea from a bus Visit Harrod’s Spend a Saturday morning at the Portobello Road Market Visit the Paddington Bear Shop in Paddington Station Eat a tuna and sweetcorn sandwich from Tesco(recommended by my Aunt) Walk across the Hungerford Footbridge at night See the Meridian Line in Greenwich Go to Disneyland Paris(Oct. 22) Try sticky toffee pudding Have a Sunday Roast(the national dish of England) Go to the Harry Potter Warner Bros studio tour decorated for Winter(Dec. 13) Visit Bloemenmarkt in Amsterdam Have a thanksgiving feast with my flatmates Attend Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park(Dec. 6) Read the London Evening Standard Visit the Liberty store & Pull and Bear Go to the England vs Spain soccer game Spend one whole day in the house relaxing Send a postcard Visit a City Farm Try a London delivery service
Eat a donut from Krispy Kreme See the sunset from Primrose Hill Attend Fresher’s Fair Eat a meat pie See the lights turn on at Oxford Street Visit a Christmas Market Get lost Dance in the rain Go to Primark Tidy room at least once a week Make new friends Make memories HAVE FUN
Why 100 things? Well when I first started the list there were exactly 100 days left in London.
Now there are 77 days and 23 hours until I return to the United States. My hope is that I use this list to explore London and make the most of my aboard experience.