So I finally made it to Aberystwyth yesterday at 3:30PM. The flight was long but the "tube" (round train that can go underground), and train was even longer. Unfortunately the plane was a pain to sleep on (literally); fortunately I was able to sleep most of the 5 hour train ride to Aberystwyth. Before I go any further I must correct myself on the pronunciation of the school. It is pronounced Aber-ist-with. After hearing it about 100 times today I think I nearly have it down. J It is a beautiful place here. EVERYTHING is on a hill. It’s of course steeper at other parts that some. I live in a residence hall that consists of people that speak Welsh and English. I was originally placed in an area that had only guys living in it so naturally they are going to move me to the girl’s area. So I’m temporarily in one of their vacant handicapped rooms till Monday when I will move. One really interesting fact about the residence halls is that they have a sink in a smaller closet for who knows what. I thought that was pretty random. They are really small sinks though. Everyone has their own separate rooms which I was surprised at. Orientation was most of the day today. I’ve made pretty good friends with several of other students studying over here from North America. I say North America because there are several girls from Canada studying here. It was a pretty fun day. The town here is pretty small and lively. There seems to be several things to keep busy with. I’m going to look into the walking club that I think meets next week.
Tomorrow morning I’m going to try and figure out the bus system. The Campus I will be taking my classes at isn’t on the main part of campus and would take 30 to 40 minutes easy to get there. I will definitely take walking trips there but since I have no idea the path I should take I’m doing via bus. They have a lot of horse stables there so I’m going to look into getting some more experience with horse management.
Thanks so much for taking the time to read. I’m sorry I didn’t write much. I’m still a bit jet lagged from the trip. Hope all is well where ever you might be.