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FC: Travel to London | By: Karen Trejo |

1: London is a city with an endless list of interesting things you could do, from parks to festivals. in London you will always find something to do. There are a lot of parks and recreation and a year-round calender of many free and special events you could attend. There is many different diversions you can discover in London that you probably never even new about. In London, you may also find that there is very artistic and cultural communities. | London, Ontario, Canada |

2: The History of London | In London, you'll find many historical and cultural landmarks. The Grand Theater is Canada's oldest playhouse in which people still continue to perform plays and musicals.You'll find many examples of great buildings in the old neighborhoods, such as Gothic revival,Italianate, high Victorian Gothic, second empire and even Queen Anne's style buildings. |

3: Places You May Want to Visit: | -Adventures on Wonderland: London's largest indoor playground. -Clovermead Bees and Honey: an adventure farm for the whole family. -East Park: a unique multi-faced facility located on an 18 hole golf course and water park with picnic areas. -Fleetway: famous for family fun. -Storybook Gardens: a unique family park owned and operated by the city of London. |

4: Historical Sites -Museum of Ontario Archeology: a unique Canadian Museum dedicated to the study, display, and understanding of the human occupation of Ontario for the past 11.000 years! -Elsie Perrin Williams estate: a great way to go back in time to a time period of elegant and gracious living in the early 20th century estate surrounded by 68 acres of beautiful and maintained parkland. -Eldon House: London's oldest surviving residence. Built inn 1834 for John and Amelia Harris, this historic home stayed in the family until 1960 when it was donated to the city of London. |

5: -Family Fun Community Centers -Arenas and Skating -Community Special Events -Golf Courses -Day Camps -Teen Summer Camps | Other Activities to do in London: | |

6: Arts, Culture and Entertainment: -London's Children Regional Museum: Children who visit will earn how the world works, who they are, and who they might become in the way that they learn best. -Waterloo Region Museum: Largest community museum in Ontario. Features engaging exhibit galleries that explore 12.000 years of Waterloo region from past to present. -The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery: Recognized nationally for its critically acclaimed exhibits, lectures, conferences, classes, workshop, tours and specialized library.

7: London's Geography This map shows the Middlesex county of London. This county was named after Middlesex, England because its much like it. Settlers started coming along the Thames River. There is an area known as Elgin County that was also a part of Middlesex County.

8: London's Climate | If you ever want to travel to London, I would suggest for you to travel during the summer because London is known for its gorgeous summers. Otherwise, if you want to travel during other seasons, prepare for some cold temperatures (temperatures can reach 6 degrees Fahrenheit!) During the summer, temperatures in London can go all the way up to about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to travel there during the summer, feel free to pack dresses, shorts, short sleeved shirts, and even sandals! But do make sure you include a light jacket for cooler nights. |

9: London's Culture | In London, you're going to see some foods you've probably never seen before. You can get a taste of natural maple syrup which is known as the best way to get a taste of the most iconic Canadian topic. You'll probably also see Pasta (which is popular in the U.S.), this wonderful flavor goes back to the same rush of immigration that created Italy in most North American cities you're also going to see interesting foods like Beaver Tails which are flattened oval of fried dough coated with butter and one of a variety of toppings. | |

10: FUN FACTS | In London, there are 10 interesting languages you'll hear other than English. -Spanish: 11,360 speakers -Arabic: 8,980 speakers -Polish: 7,105 speakers -Portuguese: 6,920 speakers -French: 5,745 speakers -Chinese: 5,735 speakers -German: 5, 395 speakers -Italian: 5,235 speakers -Dutch: 3,110 speakers | | |

11: Journal Entry #1 June,17th | Today, I arrived to London with an empty stomach. I decided to stop by a restaurant and try Beaver Tails! They were so good and now I understand why people love them. They are basically flattened ovals of dough coated with butter | and you're choice of toppings.I really liked them and I surprised myself because I am rarely willing to try new things! |

12: Journal Entry #2 June 19th Today is Friday. Yesterday I had a stomachache so I didn't get out and I didn't get out. But today, I went to play hockey with my friend Justin Bieber. We were friends before he became famous and it was nice because he originally wanted to be a professional hockey player and just look at where his journey has taken him. We went to a restaurant and he reserved the whole place so that way we didn't get jumped by his "Beliebers." They are some crazy fans! Well it was just so nice to reunite with an old friend. |

13: Journal Entry #3 June 20th | Today is Saturday. I went to the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. I really enjoyed it because it is recognized by the whole country of Canada for its splendid exhibitions, lectures, conferences, classes, workshop and specialized library. It was a really interesting experience because I have always liked museums and learning about other cultures, and this time I was just blown away.

14: Journal #4 June 21st | Today isn't just Sunday, but it is also my last day here in London! I will really miss it here because it was such a nice experience and I got to reunite with my old friend. I got to taste some foods I had never even heard of! I also had the opportunity to meet the nicest people! I honestly think that people from London are the nicest people I've ever met! | |

15: Overland Park and London | Overland Park and London are two very different cities. Overland Park can stay warm enough for a light jacket, but in London, you will see the first snowfall probably like in October! Unlike in London, where everyone knows each other and everybody is so close to their neighbors, and the population is sort of low, Overland park is a really big city with lots of highways and business buildings. | | |

16: A Journey That has has the Biggest Impact on my Life | In 6th grade, I went on a journey to Mexico. This journey had a major impact on my life because I got to know the town I came from which happens to be Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. Parral is a pretty small town. At first I felt so weird, I felt like I didn't even belong there, it was such a difference from Kansas City to Parral, it was like going to Mars or something. As I stayed there longer, I got to see how people lived, how sometimes you couldn't even have water to take a shower, all those little things that I used to take for granted, I learned to appreciate. Going to Parral made me a better and more mature person, and it also changed the way I see stuff.

17: Conclusion | Hopefully, in the future, you decide to travel to the beautiful city of London. London is a very interesting place with some of the nicest people. If you do end up going, try to go during the summer, after all, London is known for its gorgeous summers! While you're there, make sure you check out the museums and the parks if you're looking for family fun!

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