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Eating My Way Out of the UK

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | Views [267] | Comments [1]

So it's happening and I'm leaving - WAAAAH! :( But it's been a fabulous run for me in the UK and I enjoyed so much of it. The scenery, the friends, the weather (!), the shopping, the cities/towns/villages, EVERYTHING! Strangely though, I never got ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, flights, food, uk


Leaving Soon :(

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | Views [205]

Leaving is always difficult. Leaving the UK has always just been a tad worse than just difficult. It's my last day here and I think I've woken quite early compared to the last few days. Looking outside the window, I look onto a lush garden and sheep ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, friends, reflections, uk


Issues, Issues and More Issues

Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | Views [281]

Considering I did an excellent job with catching trains in Europe, I'm having an awful time with the transport in the UK. It's not that it's substandard and terrible here - it's just that I seem to have a running streak of issues. First, there was ... Read more >

Tags: buses, european adventure, hostels, trains, uk


Live in Liverpool

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013 | Views [315]

What I like most about being in Liverpool is the music. Yes, the greatest band ever, the Beatles, was born here and I'm here on a pilgrimage. Even though they've disbanded and half of them are no longer, their legacy lives on strong in this vibrant ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, hostels, music, sightseeing, uk


Teacher to Friend

Tuesday, 20 Aug 2013 | Views [214]

Isn't it amazing the different insight you get as an adult?   It's been amusing recalling old school memories in Japan with my science teacher from then, Mr. Mackay. As he told me HIS memories of events, I compared them with my simple recollections ... Read more >

Tags: friends, reflections, uk


I Love Travelling!

Sunday, 18 Aug 2013 | Views [303]

What an unbelievable day!  When the alarm rang at 7am, I briefly woke up but drifted back to sleep. I had the strangest dream in this half hour daze where I dreamed I just got back to work and everyone was asking me questions about my year ... Read more >

Tags: dreams, european adventure, friendly strangers, friends, road trips, uk


Skye

Saturday, 17 Aug 2013 | Views [252]

I feel like I'm leaving Skye with a mixed bag of feelings. While I'm happy I made it out here and love the beauty of the isle, I feel slightly disappointed because I don't think I've done it justice with my visit.   Skye was one of the places ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, outdoors, trekking, uk


Highland Times

Thursday, 15 Aug 2013 | Views [223]

The Scottish Highlands are really something. I traversed this amazing scenery this time by train. Unfortunately, even with a nearly solid nine hours sleep the night before, I found myself nodding off a lot, probably missing out on a lot of the scenic ... Read more >

Tags: european adventure, trains


Off to Scotland!

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | Views [275]

Wow! That is what London is. I've had an amazing time in this awesome city catching up and creating fun with great friends. Chilling out in parks, visiting museums, partying - really just enjoying and getting to know the city for what it is. ... Read more >

Tags: cities, european adventure, friends, trains, uk


Back in London

Saturday, 10 Aug 2013 | Views [272]

There's something about London that always catches me. Even with three hours sleep, I had enough energy to reminisce and the joy and wonder I felt walking through London as an eleven year-old visiting for the first time.

Tags: cities, european adventure, sightseeing

 

 

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