It’s hard to believe that under two weeks ago I was in London, returning to my old home for the first time in two years. I was secretly worried that after leaving, I had looked on the city with rose-colored memories—that I wouldn’t love it as much as I had when I studied abroad there. But, thankfully, I was 100% wrong. I still love London, and I love it a lot.
In fact, I think I connected with it more since I had last left. Perhaps this is because I wasn’t holed up in my dorm room cramming for exams. Maybe it’s because I’ve been living in another huge city that I love. It could also be the amazing weather that greeted us throughout our entire vacation. Whatever the reason, London drew me in again and made it so hard to say goodbye.
I can’t wait to write more about my time there, but I’ll leave you with these pictures of autumn in London—a spectacular sight that can turn any jaded traveler into an awestruck spectator of falling leaves and crunchy steps.
In addition to my obsession with London and autumn in London, my obsession with squirrels also increased substantially. If you didn’t know this about me, I would love to have a pet squirrel. They’re just so cute! So, when I discovered some very friendly ones in Regents Park with my mom, I decided to befriend them. Turns out that I’m quite a squirrel whisperer! #noshame
I also think I found my calling as a squirrel photographer—anyone want to sponsor some trips to their state to photograph squirrels? Super niche but totally in demand, right?