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Farewell, Maggie Thatcher – Love, London

Kara Chiuchiarelli

April 11, 2013

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I don't usually visit 10 Downing Street. Visiting 10 Downing Street on a regular basis is kind-of like visiting the White House on a regular basis – unnecessary. There are always hordes of tourists outside the gat...

‘Do something funny for money’

Kara Chiuchiarelli

March 15, 2013

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                        Happy Red Nose Day 2013, everyone! As a long-time Anglophone and Catherine Tate fan, I've loved Red...

The beauty of reading week

Kara Chiuchiarelli

February 21, 2013

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Most Marquette students are familiar with the concept of "reading week" before final exams: one glorious week to catch up on coursework, finish up writing term papers and generally waste time one should have been using to do the...

Forget Mardis Gras … It’s all about the pancakes

Kara Chiuchiarelli

February 14, 2013

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Many throughout the Western world are familiar with the French invention of Mardis Gras or "fat Tuesday." Americans have taken this tradition and, of course, "Americanized" it, creating a day to feast on as much food (especia...

Time to get cultured in the city of museums

Kara Chiuchiarelli

February 7, 2013

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London is, arguably, a city of museums. It's a city of many things, from parks to monuments to pubs and markets. There are, in fact, so many attractions in this city, it's a wonder that all of them can be chronicled at all....

One night with Fulham

Kara Chiuchiarelli

February 1, 2013

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English. Premier League. Football. A religion to some, there are few words to adequately describe a match experience. Wednesday evening I spent 40 minutes on the Tube to get to a place called Putney Bridge, a place at the end of Zone 2 - so far out the "Tube" is no ...

Take a walk and listen to some Macklemore (a.k.a curing homesickness)

Kara Chiuchiarelli

January 29, 2013

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This past weekend I experienced something I didn't think I was possible of feeling, ever: homesickness. In all of my traveling and moving away from home in the past 3 years, I've rarely experienced homesickness to the point...

#abroadlessons: Confusion is key

Kara Chiuchiarelli

January 24, 2013

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I have never been so confused in my life. Although my adventure in London only began a few weeks ago, I have already learned some key lessons to studying abroad and about this city in particular. Perhaps the most useful...

How to never go to class (a.k.a. the British ‘uni’ system)

Kara Chiuchiarelli

January 17, 2013

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Regardless of what Americans think they know about the British education system, as a whole, Americans are wrong. My personal idea of British education was Cambridge boys walking around in suit jackets and leather school bags...

London for beginners

Kara Chiuchiarelli

January 15, 2013

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Samuel Johnson, or Dr Johnson as he is known here in London, once wrote "If a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Living in this large and vibrant city, I would have to agree. There are many main attractions here as...