So after a long and exciting week (emphasis on LONG), I am finished with my first round of classes (or should I say modules?). That being said, it is going to be a lengthy semester. I had fifty-two pages of assigned reading BEFORE MY FIRST CLASS! Oh boy.
Although I can’t wait to head out and explore outside Norwich, there is so much to see in the city. I went on a tour led by one of the older students here, and saw bits and pieces of everything, but did not get to spend nearly enough time at any site. What I did see, I was amazed by. I mean, we don’t have towering cathedrals back home in WNY.
Norwich seems to be a cute, medieval city, but it is much busier and bigger than I had expected. The roads are narrow and cars are racing around corners, and there were a few times when I was sitting on the second floor of our double-decker bus that I thought for sure we would hit the other bus turning next to us or that we would knock down a lamp post. Other than those few scares, I was pleasantly surprised by the city, especially the Old Town.
I need to get back into the city soon, because I am running low on certain groceries. I can only hope that I don’t need small change, because I still can’t seem to get the hang of all the coins (who can blame me when there are eight different coins, all with opposing sizes when compared to American money). No Poptarts or turkey for me though, since the English don’t seem to appreciate them. Guess I will have to settle for more tea!