In all honesty, my traveling wasn't bad. It started off as though a disaster were around every corner, but soon was remedied into an even better situation.
My flight from Moline to Minneapolis was on time, and we even boarded our plane before we were told to disembark. Apparently, a flight to Detroit leaving at 10:30 had been delayed over 2 hours, so they got our plane. Here was the point I started to get a little nervous. I was supposed to fly into Minneapolis, hang out a couple hours, then fly to Detroit to quickly catch my flight to London. With the delays that seemed imminent, I talked to Delta, and managed to switch onto the Detroit flight. So, not only did it save me a plane trip, but also got me to Detroit with plenty of time to spare. It was a little funny getting onto the same plane I had just gotten off though.
In Detroit, I discovered I was wrong - I was not meeting the large group that was flying over. Instead, I found one other student, and both professors! It was so nice to have Dr.G and Dr. Post close, so Jen and I could ask questions. After we arrived in London and got through customs (which was slightly intimidating!), we all shared a cab on our way to our flat. Thankfully, we were allowed to check in early, and Jen and I immediately explored the entire flat and took pictures. So, for your viewing pleasure, a tour of my flat in London:
This is a view of Bedford Place. It's a rather quiet, small street, that's owned by the Duke of Bedford. He leases the property out, and many students from all over the world live in this area, especially since it's close to the university.
The second front bedroom, with three beds, also overlooking the street. This room also contains a shower, which Jen and I didn't find until later in the day. So, we spent part of the day believing that 7 girls would be sharing one shower for the next three weeks. Needless to say, there way great excitement upon discovering the shower.
One of the front bedrooms, overlooking the street, with two beds.
And that's the flat! Not too big, but rather large by European standards. It's so nice to have a place to call our own during our brief stay. Nothing against hotels, but here we actually feel like we're living in London, not just staying in London.
Next installment: The sights of London!