I sit here at gate E2 in MSP realizing it has been close to two years since I first studied in london, and I am finally coming back. A lot has happened on both sides of the pond and I am excited to finally catch up. However, it won’t be the same. I was in a different state of mind and place within my life. Things will be two years different when I arrive back and it saddens me in a way. This is because I want to go back to that point of my life and relive my experiences when I visited for the first time. But living in the past is depressing because the journey of life ceases to continue. I have accepted this and will cherish my memories. Regardless, I am very happy to go back. First, I will be returning to London and Munich. In London, I plan to visit friends I made while I was studying in London. Then off to Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest and to prove my German heritage, even if I am only 50% German. Since not everyone I became friends with stayed in London, I will visit a good friend in Lyon, France and another in Granada, Spain. I have never been to either, but I have heard nothing but good things and beautiful sights! My hope is to rekindle my love for familiar places and get acquainted with the new. Along my travels I will try to post videos and pictures along the way. Cheers!
Just wanted to give a warm thank you to all the people who I have met to make my last 4 months memorable. I hope one day I can come back and visit and likewise have you all visit Minnesota.
This is a series of photos that I took when I was waiting for a bus. It was 2 in the morning and usually you would think there would be no traffic. But this goes to show that London lacks a few things: an emergency vehicle stop light trigger and traffic control efficiency infrastructure.
The first thing is obvious. These poor emergency vehicles probably were trying to save someones life but because of all of these cars stuck waiting at the light, there was no room for the other cars to go so the emergency vehicles had to wait 7 minutes. That is how serious that this minor traffic thing took.
The stop light honestly would only turn green for about 20 seconds, enough for about 7-8 cars to go. I guess that is because the street that they are crossing is a busy street. But at 2am, it was empty and no cars were there. So cars would have to wait to even cross the road. How redundant. So if there actually was a person in the emergency vehicles or trying to get to the victims, they probably had a less chance to live.
Eventually, they shut off the lights because it wouldn’t make them move any faster. They were eventually were able to move along and pushing cars out the way.
But the other problem that the stop lights have are lack of automatic adjustment to stop light so more time can be given to certain streets and more car sensors in the road.