US Airways.... I mean, US Scareways
Trip Start Jan 25, 2010
18Trip End Jun 09, 2010
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The airport, the airplane and the bus
Anyway, we left Buffalo on time at 6:11 PM and the flight to Philadelphia wasn’t bad. It was over before I knew it. However, once we landed in the Philly airport, we were stuck on the runway for a solid hour. Apparently there was a bus or a truck or something that had died in the middle of the runway and they were trying to tow it. I don’t know how these things happen, but apparently, they do. Random, but okay.
The real doozy was the flight to Ireland. We rode on US Airways, and let me tell you-- probably the last time I ever will. We ran to the terminal to catch our flight (and speaking of-- why is Philly’s airport so huge-- unnecessary)
However, my feelings changed once we arrived at the Dublin Airport. It was all very exciting to see everything, even though most of it looked like an airport back home (except for the bilingual signs in English and Gaelic). We then proceeded to our bus from the airport which is where I am writing from now.
I’m excited to get to Galway. Here, I’m visiting my friend Erin and it should be a good time. Hopefully this can be a stress free week where I don’t have to worry about my host family, money, etc. I just want to get out and explore for a little while before I have to go into the routine of school again. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited to start in Angers, but I’m also excited to see other things. We may or may not go to the Cliffs of Mohrer tomorrow, or we may go to the islands of the coast of Galway (where everything is spoken and written in Gaelic. Exciting? I think so.
Anyway, my laptop battery is slowly dwindling down so I should probably wrap this up. So far, I’m loving Ireland. I haven’t seen much of it, just from the airport and the inside of the bus, but it seems really nice. The city looks awesome but outside many of the towns look quaint and provincial-- not something that you see too often in New York
P.S. I'm gonna write 3 things I learn each day about Europe starting now.
1. Sheep are freakin' everywhere in Ireland.
2. Irish love their roundabouts-- we went through like 15 on the trip from Dublin to Galway.
3. The buses cause intense nausea since the roads are so windy. The Irish must be great on rollercoasters.