Jun 18, 2012
Aug 07, 2012
First impressions of Newcastle were varied - on one hand it was pretty filthy, the teenagers were all scary looking and the public transport staff couldn't have been ruder or more clueless. On the other hand, it is a pretty cool place and I guess you could compare it the Newcastle of NSW - a cool city but less modern and hectic than a capital city. We got to the Euro Hostel Newcastle to find a much more modern place of accommodation than the last. As we walked into our room at what was about 3.30 pm here, we found our two roommates asleep in bed. Strange.. We soon found out when they eventually woke up that Jen and Liz were from Glasgow, here for the weekend simply to go out and drink and they were still in bed due to the fact that they were both ridiculously hungover. Needless to say, they recovered and and we went out together that Saturday night to one of the top 10 clubs in Europe - Digital. Such a cool place and as you can imagine a really good night. We woke up the next day feeling sorry for ourselves, but recovered quickly and jumped straight into our next venture - Red Hot Chili Peppers concert in Sunderland. It was absolutely amazing! We made friends with more Scottish guys on our way in to the stadium, lost them at the gates and crazily enough found them again in the crowd. Danny, Donny, Daniel and Kyle proved great company - Danny who was about 6 ft tall kept us on shoulders most of the concert - best view! Our last day in Newcastle we basically slept away, chilled out and went and saw a movie at The Gate. Then possibly had the most stressful trek to Lake District we could have imagined..