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Taco Bell in the UK
Okay, so before we get into an argument over whether Taco Bell is real Mexican food, I just want to say that I am firmly in the “passable Mexican food” camp ESPECIALLY when it comes to finding Mexican food in England. Whichever camp you fall in, you probably found this…
Is there a Dairy Queen in the UK 3
Whether you’ve craving a Blizzard, some French fries or just some plain soft serve, one of the first questions that you may have asked yourself when planning a visit to London or the UK is, “Is there a Dairy Queen in the UK?” or “Is there a Dairy Queen in…
Steak n Shake in London
Oh, burger lovers. I feel you. You’re here because you’re asking yourself, “Is there a Steak n Shake in the UK?” or “Is there a Steak n Shake in London? And I know. I KNOW. I LOVE Steak n Shake. I grew up on their thin fries and grilled cheese…
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For seasoned travelers, navigating UK immigration is just another checkmark on the ‘to do’ list before you’re either enjoying your holiday or crying that it’s over. But for study abroad students, first time travelers, or the nervous expat, going through UK customs is an intimidating experience filled with uncertainty and lots…
London hint hunt review
“Grab the gun!” I yelled as my friend dumped open a suitcase. My friend dropped the book she was holding and ran towards the gun. I threw it at her and ran to the desk to rifle through the drawers. We tried the door again. Still locked. We looked at…
Titanic Belfast Review
No matter where you live or where you come from, it’s almost a guarantee that you’ve heard about the Titantic, the passenger ship that hit an iceberg and sank in 1912. Perhaps you’ve seen the movie with the same name (NO, this is not a documentary and Kate and Leo…
Things to do in Dover
Whether you know of Dover (England, though there are many) from its famous mention in the song, “White Cliffs of Dover” or the towering Dover Castle or maybe you just know it as a cruise port, there are plenty of reasons to visit this coastal town in the south of…
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Review 2
When Harry Potter first became popular in the States, I was 11 and obsessed with chapter books. I vividly remember reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Philosopher’s Stone in the UK) under my blanket with a flashlight like the little geek I was. Because of the release dates of…
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Stepping foot into Primark is a bit like stepping off a rocky bargain cliff into a sea of materialism and hoping you remember how to swim. You bob up and down among the waves of cheap leggings and knock-off cartoon socks and question your entire fashion existence. I love Primark, and…
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These past few weekends have been ‘wedding season,’ not only for me, but also for the dozens of coworkers and friends I’ve spoken to who are hopping from wedding-to-wedding this month. There’s something about August in the UK that makes it a perfect time to say “I do,” which is…
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