Today we spent a lovely morning exploring Harvard university. The historic campus was the site of an anti-fossil fuel demonstration, and, even more excitingly, lots of souvenirs. Shot glasses, t-shirts, and caps were all bought, before we hopped on a bus from Boston to New Haven. There, our host group, the lovely ladies in Something Extra, showed us around the gorgeous campus. The architecture was gorgeous, and at times it was hard to believe we were in America and not Cambridge!
We then dumped our bags before heading out to a lovely little Chinese restaurant, where we learnt a bit more about the particularities of the American higher education system. Jamie in particular was delighted to learn that indecisiveness as to what course to take is very well catered for in the USA.
After this dinner, we headed to one of the girls’ apartments and had what these American folk call a “mixer”, singing songs to each other, playing games and building upon the historic special relationship that our two great nations have established. Something Extra wowed us with renditions of “Skinny Love” by Bon Iver, and “I Won’t Say I’m in Love” from Disney’s Hercules, in response to our very own Disney arrangement, Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”.
It was a fantastic evening and we all made lots of friends, and we can’t wait to visit Something Extra, and the beautiful campus of Yale in future.
Tomorrow we head back to the Big Apple for a few days of living it large in the big city!