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Adventure Weekend

A few weekends ago, IFSA-Butler organized a trip to the Lake District for Adventure Weekend. The Lake District is in the North of England and is full of, of course, lakes and beautiful hills. We were so lucky to go in the Fall and see all the beautiful leaves. There were a lot of activities planned, like mountain biking, hiking, canoeing or just going on a sightseeing tour (which I did). I got to see so many wonderful sights and meet students who went to other schools in England besides UCL which was really fun because I got to meet new friends!

The first night, IFSA put on a pub quiz. We organized into teams and did a fun trivia game. Questions ranged from identifying a picture of Pippa Middleton to answering questions about the periodic table. Pub quizzes are common in English pubs but I enjoyed getting to play with all my IFSA friends. Unfortunately, our team didn’t win but we did come in 5th place which isn’t too bad I’d say.

The next day was my sightseeing tour! We went all over the Lake District and saw ancient stone circles (quite like Stonehenge), William Wordsworth’s house, a waterfall, many different lakes and different villages. We also went into a church that was over 1000 years old. The US hadn’t even been discovered back when that church was built! I am not much of an adventure/outdoorsy girl so I am glad that IFSA arranged this sightseeing option for those of us who weren’t the most physically capable!

That night, there was a party held for all the students on the trip. We listened to music, danced with all our friends (and even our staff) which was a lot of fun. We had to be up early the next morning though to go into the town of Keswick and explore a nice village of the Lake District. It was delightful to go into such a quaint town after all the hustle and bustle that is London. In fact, I didn’t even get cell phone reception. It was such a relaxing weekend and I am very grateful that IFSA took us away for the weekend!

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