It took a few weeks of hectic visa arrangements, packing, and probably a hundred emails, but I have finally arrived in Wales!
After a 7.5-8 hour flight, I arrived in London Heathrow Airport and was picked up by a driver arranged for me by Admiral, the company I will be interning with starting Monday. The drive was about 2.5 hours long, but felt like a lot longer due the fact that I was extremely jet lagged. My time, I had been awake from 2am-8am before I was able to sneak in a shower and a nap.
I spent my remaining light hours yesterday organizing my room and exploring the near parts of the city. It was hard to anticipate the crosswalks since they all drive on the left side of the road…but I made do. I bought some necessities and went back to my loft, feeling tired again. After eating a big bowl of rice crispies (since it didn't feel like dinner to me yet), I got back into bed and fell back to sleep. It is now Saturday morning and I am hoping to get a few things done. I need to get an international SIM card, send some emails to Admiral, and get some more necessities.
We'll see how much actually gets done…