Submitted by Caroline Knotts on the 2022 spring semester program in London, England…
Getting to explore the UK has been one of my favorite parts of studying abroad in London. A short train ride can take you to many different cities and in my case, a different country. Traveling by rail is now one of my favorite methods of transportation and I have found it easy to do school work, read or just relax and enjoy the views of the countryside zipping by.
This past weekend, I enjoyed a short trip to Wales where I was able to eat homecooked meals, relax by the fire and even go coasteering, surfing, and hiking. Coasteering was the activity that I enjoyed the most as I suited up in a wetsuit, climbed cliffs, and swam in the cold water. I loved jumping from the cliffs and seeing the views from the top. I also had the opportunity to go surfing even though the surf wasn’t particularly good while I was there. This was my first time doing anything close to surfing and I definitely would love to experience it again. On Sunday, I got to go on a seven mile hike and see the beautiful coastal views of Wales and encountered many fields of sheep on the way,
Wales was a nice weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of London and a must-do if you are in the UK for an extended period of time. I enjoyed my time there and the views from the coast are unmatched.