Video Clip: Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

6 April 2010 | No Comments

Watch a short video clip of the views at Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

Spring Break: Cinque Terre and Pisa, Italy

1 April 2010 | 1 Comment
Vivacious Vernazza!

It has been over two weeks since I have returned from spring break, yet I still have not finished telling you about it. In fact, I barely got started. Since all these blog posts are in retrospect, I guess it does not really matter, but I’d like to tell you as soon as possible, not… Read more.

Video Clip: Waves of the Mediterranean Sea, Cinque Terre, Italy

1 April 2010 | No Comments

Watch a short clip of the waves of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Cinque Terre, Italy.

Spring Break: London and Rochester

30 March 2010 | 1 Comment
Tower Bridge at night (NOT London Bridge!)

All Packed and Ready to Go… Again Believe it or not, but I managed to pack everything I would need (plus a few things I’d like to have) in just my backpack. This is no hiking backpack either, just an ordinary school bag. Besides for the clothes I wore (a shirt, my jacket, and a… Read more.

Video Clip: London at Night from Westminster Bridge

30 March 2010 | No Comments

Watch a short video clip of London at night, taken from Westminster Bridge.

Spring Break 2010: Planes, Trains, and… Ferries

25 March 2010 | 1 Comment

What am I going to do for three weeks of spring break (or Easter break as they call it here)? Well, I’ll tell you. Here is a rough itinerary of my 3 weeks away from York: England London We start off with a weekend as a group in London. We depart for King’s Cross tomorrow…. Read more.

Hectic Happenings and Castle Howard

23 March 2010 | 1 Comment
Front facade of Castle Howard--can't you just imagine fancy carriages driving up to the font?

St Thomas with St Maurice Church After having heard so many good things about St Thomas with St Maurice Church on Lowther Street (near the Grange, where I live), and even meeting some of its members as a result of my Oral Histories project interview with Mr and Mrs Nye, and attending Tea and Toast… Read more.

Feature Story: British Gastronomy

22 March 2010 | 1 Comment
Perhaps the most internationally-recognized British food - fish and chips!

The following article was written for my British Culture: Tapestries and Networks class, one of my Calvin College courses here at York St John University. Therefore, it’s a little different than my typical blog post. Enjoy. Bangers and mash. Bubble and squeak. Toad-in-the-hole. Spotted dick. No doubt the British sometimes have an odd way of… Read more.

Reading, Research, and Rainy Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle

20 March 2010 | 1 Comment
Jenica and John wandering about the ruins of the chapel at Rievaulx

Beware the ides of March! The middle of March came and I’m feeling the onslaught of homework. Part of it is my fault, due to my partial procrastination, but part of it is that I’m working under very different circumstances than I’m used to. Calvin College is much more regimented than York St John in… Read more.

Middlemarch in the Middle of March, Bath, and Stonehenge

14 March 2010 | No Comments
Stonehenge is made up of two different types of rock: the outer ring is sarsen and the inner ring is bluestone

Full English breakfasts have become my routine Monday morning breakfast. That’s baked beans, a poached egg, a hash brown, bacon, tomato, and a sausage. They have a deal at the dining hall where you can get the full breakfast plus a free drink (usually tea for me) for £3. Americans may be wondering what the… Read more.