December 3rd, 2013

“Firgun” – Week XI

“Firgun” : (Hebrew) The act of sharing in or even contributing to someone else’s pleasure or fortune, with a purely generous heart and without jealousy; or of sharing credit fairly.

London Bridge

London Bridge

This last weekend I traveled all the way to Londra (London), where I fell in love with everything and everyone around me. I know earlier I said something about Parigi (Paris) being the city of love, but Londra is the real city of love. Not just the kind of love that comes between two people who are enamored with each other, but a love and respect for everything out there that is good and beautiful.

Now, this may sound like an exaggeration, but it is. It’s an exaggeration (which I often make if you haven’t noticed) that is important to shed light on how life-changing traveling can be. I am making a promise now that some day I will live and London and that’s because it ignited a spark in me (again, which had first started in Poland) to do something to change the world.

Yes, I did all of the typical touristy things while I was there and yes, I did miss my flight coming back home because I just had to have that last Chipotle burrito before returning to the land of pasta, but more than that I started planning my future for good.

When any of you travel you need to keep those places you find that you love close to your heart and never let them go. Let them be a sign to you that your future is bright and full of amazing opportunities. With the optimism that this trip filled me with I feel I can do anything in the world, mainly because that’s the way a lot of people in Londra think like!

Here are some cool pictures from my trip:

Megan Hanning-Bean in front of Big Ben

Megan Hanning-Bean in front of Big Ben

Megan Hanning-Bean in front of The London Eye

Megan Hanning-Bean in front of The London Eye

Here is one important trip advice I have: if you have friends studying/living/staying in any part of Europe that you are traveling to – stay with them! I stayed with my friend Rachel Newton, who I met three years ago during a trip to New Zealand and I had the best time. We not only were tourists for a day but real Londoners for the rest of the weekend as well.

Cheers!
Megan

 

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