Today, I went to the annual Chumash Festival in Malibu. I had never been before, but I really enjoyed it. There were vendors selling handmade Native American jewelry and performers in traditional Chumash Regalia.
Sometimes I take Pepperdine’s beauty for granted.
I took the bus to Santa Monica yesterday, and it’s definitely a different experience than taking the bus in London. On most LA busses, the passengers are generally from the lower class. In London, you see people from every class riding public transportion. In my experience, LA busses are not as clean either, but a lot of them have TVs so that you can watch the news instead of reading the paper.
I also went to Subway and tried to order a chicken tikka sandwich, only to find that they don’t make those in America. I had a chicken tikka sandwich almost everyday in London, so that’s pretty disappointing..
I went to the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica yesterday, and it made me miss London a LITTLE less. It’s kinda similar to Covent Garden in that they both have a ton of shopping and dining options, as well as talented street performers.
Naia Kete was performing yesterday, she was a contestant on The Voice (Blake’s team).
I decided to compile a list of everything I did the past three months. I’ve organized it into a few categories for convenience.
Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theater
Thriller at Lyric Theatre
Wicked at Apollo Victoria
Sweeney Todd at Adelphi Theatre
Awkward Squad at Arts Theatre
Les Mis at Queens Theatre
Legally Blonde at Savoy Theatre
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ballet at the Royal Opera House
Skrillex at the O2 Academy Brixton
Museums & Galleries
Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
National Portrait Gallery
Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington
V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green
Imperial War Museum
Natural History Museum
Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum at St. Mary’s Hospital
Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern
David Hockney at Royal Academy of Art
Picasso Exhibit at Tate Britain
Queen Elizabeth II by royal photographer Cecil Beaton at V&A
Woman in Black
Aji Noodle Bar
The Pie Shop
Pizza and Pasta
Memories of India (not recommended)
Points of Interest
Hamleys on Regent Street
Peter Pan Statue
Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross
Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park
Royal Observatory in Greenwich
BBC Television Centre
Outside of London
University of Cambridge
Outside of U.K
Istanbul, Turkey - Bosphorus Cruise, Topkapi Palace Treasury, Aghia Sophia, Byzantine Underground Cistern, and the Sultan Ahmet (Blue) Mosque,
Izmir, Turkey - ancient Ephesus and the Temple of Artemis
Volunteered with ASLAN
TRAVEL LAST SEMESTER
I clearly traveled a LOT more when I was in Lausanne last semester, but I felt like I didn’t need to travel as much this semester because London is so awesome and there’s always a ton of stuff to do.
i’m back in malibu!! i’ve just been hanging out in the caf because the friend i’m staying with has work. tonight, the sophomore class is having a club night. we’re taking party buses to a club in Beverly Hills, it should be interesting. plus, it’s freeeeee!
the weather is actually uncharacteristically bad for malibu, but i love the sound of thunder.
i miss london so, so much.
i came home to a kinda shitty situation. while i was abroad, my dog got diabetes and went blind. & my grandpa was hospitalized the day i left europe. reality is sinking in.