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Deja Vue - Back in Philly

USA | Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | Views [287]

So that was the most hilarious day of Greyhound transport yet.  First of all Boston wouldn't give me a through ticket to Philly, they would only give me a ticket to NY so I have to queue again when I get there.  Somthing to do with each greyhound station ... Read more >

Bands in Boston

USA | Sunday, 30 Aug 2009 | Views [271]

Hoorah - it has stopped raining and in fact the weather is pretty bloody brilliant! So I am heading of to do some of the historic walking tour in the town centre. So having mastered the metro and purchased a freedom trail map off I set.  Saw lots of ... Read more >

Bloody Boston

USA | Saturday, 29 Aug 2009 | Views [319]

So woke up this morning and it was raining and looked like it has no intention of stopping.  I have no umberella and no waterproof top Oh and the rain is horizontal not vertical so decided not to go on the Harvard tour as I could well drown! Glad I ... Read more >

Beetling off to Boston

USA | Friday, 28 Aug 2009 | Views [333]

So up early to catch the 9am Greyhound.  But as it turned uot I got there early enough to catch the 8am and it was one f the new buses so very comfortable.  Changed in New York for another crowded bus with some annoyingly noisey children and arrived ... Read more >

Last day in Philadelphia...

USA | Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | Views [369]

So off to see some historic sights today and do a few chores. Went to Independence hall and had a very interesting tour of the building, our guide was Larry and he bombarded us with loads of history about the declaration of inedpendence and the creation ... Read more >

Sight seeing in Philadelphia

USA | Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | Views [355]

So I didn't exactly leave the hostel early this morning as I was waiting to say goodbye to Sam, Alley, Erin and Rachel who all left today. But once I did leave I really got going on my two missions of the day shopping and sightseeeing.  I have decided ... Read more >

City of brotherly love....

USA | Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009 | Views [362]

So woke up today somewhat lacking in motivation.  Oh forgot to say the girls dorm here has 28 beds and I think they were nearly all full.  most definitely the biggest dormitory (it the true sense of the word) that I have ever been in. Also means that ... Read more >

Another Greyhound, another city

USA | Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | Views [279]

So catching the greyhound at 11am should be in Philadelphia mid afternoon.  Looking forward to it as I think it should be another pretty interesting city. Arrived in one piece and there was loads of room on the bus so got 2 seats all to myself - Ah.... Read more >

I am never eating subway again...

USA | Sunday, 23 Aug 2009 | Views [376]

I have been sick and I don't know how many visits to the toilet since about 8pm yesterday.  Anyway not what youwant to hear  about.  Felt rubbish but was determined to get out and see some more. Today's goal, successfully achieved, Arlington Cemetery.... Read more >

Fond farewells

USA | Saturday, 22 Aug 2009 | Views [291]

So I said goodbye to Mario, Jon and Claire who are all heading to New York and to Jack who is  going to stay with a friend of his brothers for the night before his family join him for a few days. Once the farewells were out of the way I headed off to ... Read more >

busy, busy busy once again...

USA | Friday, 21 Aug 2009 | Views [337]

So long list of things to see and do today.  Stated off by walking around the back and the front of the White house, President Obama wasn't in residence so you could get right up to the railings at the back.  Then went to the visitor centre which was ... Read more >

So much to do, so little time

USA | Thursday, 20 Aug 2009 | Views [313]

So basically there are about a gazillion things that you can do in Washington.  Prior to arriving I got both Mum and Emma (who were here last month) to give me thier short lists of what they thought I should do.  Armed with that I headed out to the Dupont ... Read more >

woo woo - riding the train to Washington DC

USA | Wednesday, 19 Aug 2009 | Views [308]

So basically spent the whole day on the train getting from Charleston to Washington DC.  10 Hours journey, but luckily much moe comfortable that the greyhound as the seats a much bigger and you can, of course, get up and move around.  I had a nice chap ... Read more >

Eating 'gator in Charleston

USA | Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009 | Views [364]

So today I was torn between spending more time wandering around town and then maybe going to a movie OR paying some big bucks and going on a plantation tour. BUT as luck woudl have it two Kiwi's, Chris and Richard and an American girl Kim arrived last ... Read more >

Lazy lazy lazy

USA | Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | Views [304]

What is it with me right now, I just cannot get motivated to do anything and the weather is improving so I really should go to the beach but...... I'll let you know later if I actually manage to do ANYTHING today.  Nope didn't achieve a thing except ... Read more >

Charleston - Yes where the 1920's dance comes from

USA | Saturday, 15 Aug 2009 | Views [400]

So another greyhound day today, once again luckily uneventful and chatted to a couple of nice friendly people with suggestions of what I could do in Charleston.  Stupidly I had forgotten that the reception at the hostel doesn't open until 5pm unless ... Read more >

Savannah is lovely

USA | Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | Views [271]

So woke today to an overcaste morning and a forcaste of more rain but I only have one day here so I have to go out.  Apparently they sell umbreallas in the visitor centre so that's where I went forst.  Didn't buy an umbrella in the end but did get a ... Read more >

It's like thunder, lightning...

USA | Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | Views [285]

So yet another greyhound bus ride.  Getting used to these and bored of them unfortunately. This one was, luckily, uneventful.  Chatted with two American guys who were , seemingly like most people, stunned by my age but still impressed that I was a strong ... Read more >

And now the news....

USA | Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | Views [258]

So last day in Atlanta and I still plan to  make the most of it.  Sarah and I went to the CNN Centre this morning for a behind the scenes tour.  It was so hot out we were both glad to make it into their lovely airconditioned building which, apparently, ... Read more >

Big fish, Little fish..... MASSIVE sugar high

USA | Monday, 10 Aug 2009 | Views [351]

So Sarah and i finally dragged our backsides out of the hostel and went to the aquarium. Pretty glad we had bought city passes as this allowed us expedited entry, a free behind the scenes tour and a 3D movie. The Aquarium truly is huge. The main ocean ... Read more >

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