Tour around Ireland
Trip Start Jun 08, 2008
65Trip End Dec 08, 2008
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London was awsome, I relly enjoyed myself, seeing that I didn't expect to go to London at all. I planned for 3 nights just becuase of the cost but ended up staying 5 nights whcih was well worth it. I quickly realized that if you had 2 weeks in London you still counldn't see it all.
My last day consisted of figuring out train schedules and just walking down down London for a few hours until I got a call from Michelle. About 2:30pm she gave me a ring and we hooked up down in the shopping district. Her friends wanted to continue shopping and I had little to no intrest at all so we took a quick tube ride ove to the Tate Museum of Modern Art. I really wanted to check it out before I took off. We walked it and mainly laughed and tring to figure out how we could become artist and see our "trash" for millions of dollars. It was awsome seeing Michelle again just becuase it was really nice to appreciate things with someone else. After we crusied the musuem I took 2o minutes out of my day and Home called. I just got a new cell phone and it was the first time that I had a chance to get a call from home. I talked to mom and dad for about 20 minutes or so. They pretty much knew what was going on due to the fact I'm on facebook for most of my time here. It was really cool and really nice to hear some familiar voices.
After we met back up with Michelle's frineds we decided to go see a play in the theater district. First on the list was "The Lion King" but it was sold a out or the tickets were stupid expensive. We finally decided on the show "Wicked" the story of the Witches of Oz. It was really good, and I was glad to see it with someone instead of by myself.
Side Note: Before the show we only had like 15 minutes to spare because we bought tickets very last minute so we ate at Burger King, I know sad day!!
After the show we said our good byes and I headed back to the hostel. It was really sad to see them go. We had a great time while we hung out in London.
The next day it was off to London. My flight was 11:00am, so with a 20 minute tube ride, and an hour train ride to Stansted Airport I decided to be up for 7:00am, leave the hostel at 8:00am, that should have given me plenty of time. Unfortuanlly I slept through my alarm and woke up bright eyed at approx 9:20am, and hour and 20 minutes before my flight. NOT GOOD. I sprung out of bed ran down stairs, checked out and head for the tube, I knew I was going be late but thought I would risk the trip anyways. Got on the Train, got to the Airport and then realized that my flight was 12:00pm not 11:00 am and I had plenty of time. Little Heart attack but survived it.
Landed inDublin about 2:00pm due to the fact the airplane was 40 minutes late on take off. I really had plenty of time. Found my hostel and checked it. I then took the entire rest of the day lying in bed and sleeping knowing that I wa going to see a hell of a lot of Ireland in the next 6 days.
I met my roomate for the night and one of the girls (Dee) was going to be on the same tour. We both hung around the hostel and bull shitted for most of the night. We did take a walk down to the supper market to grab some food.
The next day was really cool. He headed out on the tour of Ireland for 6 days. First stop was suppose to be Belfast but because of hostels over booked we had to hit London Derry first. We drove for about 3 hours in total stopping occationally at grave yard full of traditonal celtic crossed. The group on the tour consists of 23 people, 3 Americnas, 3 Canadian (including me) and the rest Austrailians, none of which know each other. Almost everyone on the tour is traveling by themselves. I have met some really good friends along the ways so far.
When we arrived at Derry we had a walking tour of the city where the gentelman explanined about the riots of 1969. It was really interesting to head some recent history compared to the Kings and Queens of 1600's. Talking about how the locals of Derry were fighting for their rights. The rights to job, housing and voting. The riots got so out of control that the Britsih Military was called in. They took such control that innocent men, women and childern died at the hands of the military just to prove that they were in control. It was very sad to hear and see the pain and suffering that people went through. These people were unarmed, and just protesting for their rights. The memorials and paintings around the city were amazing and still to his day the local pay tribute to the fallen during this time in the city.
We had a great night of Irish music in the Pub, drank way too much stumbled home around 2:00am and up at 8:30am.
My time on the computer is up but I'll continue later with Belfast and Galway which is where I am now!!!
To be continued......