Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Easter Weekend Vol. II

On Easter, my flatmates, Jackie and Jordan, met up with one of my colleagues, Elena, for church. We decided to brave the crowds and attend service at Westminster Abbey. It was packed! We waited in line  in the freezing cold for a good hour before the doors opened. It was definitely worth it, because the service was so beautiful!

After the service, we headed to Elena's place in Richmond for an Italian Easter meal. Elena is from Italy, and some of her friends (also Italian) came over to join us. We talked and laughed about our cultural differences while eating some of the best pasta I've ever had. The Italians learned about the Amish, and they were completely fascinated by them. And somehow I got dragged into their debate about which is the better city: Milan or Bologna. Still, no answer on that one.

^^Jordan, Jackie and I^^

^^Elena and I^^

On Monday, my other flatmate, Claire, and I took a day trip to Oxford. We walked around and visited a few of the colleges for several hours. Regrettably, we only got to see a fraction of the town. We didn't have a plan or a list of places that we wanted to visit, so most of the time we were wandering around aimlessly. But, we did make it to the Oxford Castle and mound, Christ Church College and cathedral, Bodleian Library, Trinity College, the Covered Market, and a few other places. Oxford is a really nice place, so I'm sad that I didn't get to spend as much time as I wanted to. 

And then… well, we just couldn't resist. 


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