Amazing Bao, Bad Chocolate

Bao London

This is the the top of a marker that signifies the start of the queue (line) for a place called Bao. Even on a weekday around noon, I still had to wait in line. The figure doesn’t particularly thrilled to be eating that bao. He actually looks kind of miserable, almost as if some tourist standing right in front of him is holding a camera in one hand and a gun in the other. Thankfully though, his facial expression had no actual correlation to the taste of the bao. They were all terrific. Read more

feeling sporty!

Image of 2017 Wimbledon Champions

When I was six years old, I played tennis for the first time. It was a total accident, a trip to the park turned into a basic lesson from a family friend, and now today it is my favorite sport both to play and watch. Thus, a trip to Wimbledon was on the agenda while in London. Even waiting for the tour of the grounds to begin, it was incredible to see the draw boards, still intact from the last tournament in July. I made sure to find Venus Williams’ name and track her matches all the way to the finals. Also, I saw a gorgeous poster of all the 2017 winners. Special props to Claire Liu (second row second from the right) for winning the junior girls singles. Always great to see an American come out on top!

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hello, London!

Image of the Thames River and St. Paul's Cathedral

Let’s do this! I am so thrilled to be studying in London for the next few months! Chicago is great, and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my favorite spots from back home, but, for now, I’m actually enjoying living in a city that I haven’t quite mastered yet (not even close.) If you’ve just stumbled across EE by accident, you might want to read a bit about me here. Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you to get back!

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