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Finally arrived

imageAfter more than 10hours flight we are finally arrived! Cannot believe that now I’m sitting in the hotel room in London! I was really nervous about this trip when I was packing at home. I wrote down a list about things I need to bring, and I put all the things on my desk check one by one follow the list for three times. Hope I get all the things I need!
That was a long trip, and I really sleep for the whole time except wake up twice just for the meal. One interesting thing about this trip is that the first stop in Washington is actually my first time in DC.
I believe everyone is tired now, and hope we all have a good night.

Just can’t get enough of it

Nothing makes architecture students more happy than being present at the buildings that they learn from history class. Yep, we are at Dulles international airport. As we got off the plane Lauren ran right to the window. I knew exactly what she’s Dulles doing. We are at Dulles international airport! Designed by Eero Saarinen, completed in 1962, curved roof, with a steel frame structure and filled with reinforced concrete. I know all these things off my head, what’s more exciting than this? We then asked for “approval” (sad face) to search for the building! Luckily we are architects and we can read plans well. We then got on a “raised up train with giant wheels which looks like a tank.” The driver told us that he’s going to make a turn and we had to catch the building fast when we are on the train. And we got this. ūüėõ

London Here we come!

We are about to board our flight to Heathrow and everyone is excitedly planning there upcoming week!  Some students are buying tickets to shows like the Lion King, Wicked, and Les Miserable!  Harry Potter is also attracting a lot of interest hopefully someone can find tickets. There are so many things to consider and to do!

Instead of springing forward one hour tonight we will be springing 5 hours ahead! Lucky for us London changes time March 30th so we will only be 4 hours behind when we return. Our flight is boarding!

 

Washington, Dulles

The first flight from Columbus to Washington went as planned. For being my first time flying, it was a great flight. We were able to witness the sun coming up during the ascent — a pretty incredible sight to see. The next flight is scheduled to leave in a couple of hours, so for now, we get to sit and wait. This airport has some interesting architecture to view while we wait, specifically the famous terminal by Eero Saarinen, which helps to kill some of the time between flights. If all else fails, the large volumes of traffic provide for prime people watching.

Departure

I am exited to actually getting on the plane so soon! It’s already happening. This trip is so prepared, with full of information that will help me while traveling London. I am excited to see English modern buildings, street and squares such as Piccadily circus or Regent street. Also, I’m looking forward to visiting local markets! I will visit as many as of them, and try their food. I will meet my old friend in my free time, I am so glad to have a chance to see him since it has been four years. So it’s all about excitement at this moment!!!!

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On the way to Washington DC!

Leaving, on a jet plane

We’re sitting here as a group in the terminal waiting to board our plane. It’s been a fun filled evening of no sleep and preparing for the trip. The morning is still young, it’s not quite bright yet but a handful of us have our coffee/tea in hand ready for a full day of travel. There’s a lot of buzz among everyone about their free day and what to do in the evenings. So many things to think of ¬†for our journey ahead but plenty of time to make a spur of the moment decision as well. ¬†I personally cant wait to know everyone better to have a really great trip! ūüôā

Okay, it’s about time now to board our first flight. ¬†So I should probably stop typing. See ya real soon, London!

Getting ready to leave the Buckeye State!!!!

 

Everyone is really tired and really excited as we wait for our plane ride from the Capitol of Ohio to the Capitol of The United States, where we will get on board the plane that will take us across the Atlantic to the Capitol of England! Everyone is talking about the places they want to see while we are abroad. Some people are talking about how they are nervous about flying for their first time. Others students are excited about the Starbucks coffee! They just started to make announcements over the loud speaker. It will not be long till our anticipations for our trip will become reality! See you Ohio . . . Next stop D.C.

The Big Jump Across the Pond

After months of waiting…bags are packed and checked, tickets handed out and security cleared….and finally the big hop, skip and jump across the big pond to London. As nerve wracking as the trip will be because of culture shock I’m excited to share the new experiences with all of you. In sharing in those memories we all have to share pictures! Mostly because my camera isn’t the best but I tried to add everyone on Facebook and Instagram but if I didn’t be sure to add me @dangelotta and make sure to #LondonArch2014….looks like the plane is coming see you on the other side of the OSU invasion!!image

At the Airport

Only for London would I ever willingly be awake this early. ¬†This was the first time I have ever walked across campus and not seen a single soul along the way. ¬†I am still not sure this is actually happening or if this is just a really vivid dream. I have never flown before, so I am pretty excited/nervous for the flight. ¬†From the time I started writing this, we have been making plans, and it is very exciting. There are things I want to do now that I hadn’t thought about until now. I’m very excited and can’t wait until we’re there.

Per departure Post

Waiting in Columbus airport until our 6am flight. No one is really tired, surprisingly. Anxiety kicks in as everyone shares stories of past flights or worries of these. Going to the gate was quick and painless. Getting up in the morning, however, was a struggle. A cup of Joe helped get the day started but, as always, I have that lingering feeling that something is missing... I guess I will find out once I get to London. Thankfully, everyone is here and jittery, and ready for an all day flight. Let the OSU invasion begin. Get ready for two dozen buckeyes, London!

Waiting in Columbus airport until our 6am flight. No one is really tired, surprisingly. Anxiety kicks in as everyone shares stories of past flights or worries of these. Going to the gate was quick and painless. Getting up in the morning, however, was a struggle. A cup of Joe helped get the day started but, as always, I have that lingering feeling that something is missing… I guess I will find out once I get to London. Thankfully, everyone is here and jittery, and ready for an all day flight. Let the OSU invasion begin. Get ready for two dozen buckeyes, London!

Pre-departure

The weeks just seemed to fly by. Going from weeks to days and now the bus ride there. Since this is going to be my first time leaving the United States ever, so many questions are coming to mind. Some like, “Do I have everything?”, is the biggest one that comes to my mind. Yet, I feel so ready for this, I do not think nothing can bring me down.
The hardest part for this trip for me will definitely be the plane ride. However, as soon as we land in London, everything we be so much better.
I cannot wait to go around The City and see all the buildings. Also, I plan to go see Lion King live. I really want to see and embrace this new culture.

PreDeparture Post

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