U.K. Travels, Past & Future

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A view from the London Eye, March 2013
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Glastonbury Tor, February 2013

Ten years ago, I was about to leave North America for the very first time–setting off on a journey to England for a summer writing program just days after my thirteenth birthday. I’d never been away from home for more than a night or two, and I couldn’t believe that I could hop on a plane and wake up in an entirely different country.

I enjoyed my sunny weeks in Cambridge so much as a preteen that I decided to return to the U.K. in college: except this time, I swapped theย River Cam for the rugged cold! During my six months in Edinburgh, though, I did journey down from Scotland and into England a few times, eating chocolate-covered rice cakes from Tesco and navigating local bus systems in the rain to visit places like Glastonbury Tor and assorted non-Stonehenge megaliths.

And now, three years since I last left the British Isles, I’m going back!

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A view from the top of the Tor, February 2013

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Exeter, February 2013

In just about a week I’ll head to uncharted territory (for me, anyway): the north of England, through which I passed by train while traveling to Exeter or London in 2013. I’m excited to see the Irish Sea again, and get to know a new peninsula. Though it’s all too obvious that I’m not much of a city girl, I am particularly looking forward to visiting Liverpool’s many museums (including one that appears to have a substantial collection of Pacific art! I’m not the only entity with a connection to Hawai’i to show up in England!).

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Exeter, February 2013

I’ll continue to post throughout myย trip, and cannot wait to live up to my blog’s name and actually start trekking again. If you’d like up-to-the-minute doses of the landscapes and art I encounter (and the weird things I wear while traveling), here’s your obligatory reminder that my instagram exists!

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Glastonbury Tor, February 2013

If you’ve traveled to [northern] England frequently (or live there!), I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment and let me know some of your favorite haunts!

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5 thoughts on “U.K. Travels, Past & Future

    • Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, I’m super excited to visit the maximum number of museums! It wouldn’t be a true Keely-vacation without tons of art and history, anyway…

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