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Europe or BUST I am going to Iceland for 21 days on a volunteer expedition in east Iceland, actually. I will be donating my time to do organic farming with my workcamp. After that I will be on my own to backpack around Europe. Feel free to send me messages !

Day 1 - Edinburgh, Scotland

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 13 October 2009 | Views [546] | Comments [1]

Wow. Finally, I'm amongst my English speaking people.  I arrived last night around 9pm and searched around for my hostel which is located on Cockburn St.  Yes I chuckled to myself too.  This whole city is really quite medieval, reminding me of Boston in a way, and I'm a bit relieved to see some resemblance in this old old town.  

My hostel is huge.  My room has 12 bunks in it and to my surprise I am the only one sleeping in there ! I woke up this morning with nobody else in there except for me.  I'm happy about that because I was able to fit in a little mini Yoga session and stretch out for a bit. My body aches, my right hip kills me from all the walking and bearing of the weight from my bag.  (I had a serious hip injury a few years ago from doing lunges at a gym and it hasn't healed properly.)

So enough of the complaining.  I have a free walking tour to do soon and I'm excited to get to it.  It's only been a few hours since I've been awake but I can tell that I'm going to love this city very much.  I see from the map that it's quite small and I think spending just a week here will be quite fine with me. 

Also the transition from the Kroner to the British Pound is quite an adjustment.  Gotta pinch my pennies ! er...pencies.  heh.

Okay I'll return with more news later on. chow chow.




hey bro just found out how to get ahold of you sorry took so long trudy and brandon karysa are great we have been quite busy it is 11:27 AM AND WE AE GETTING READY TO MEET UP WITH YOUR MOM AND PEG well trudy says hi and she loves you and i love ya be careful and enjoy
may piece be with you and your friends

  john & trudy Oct 15, 2009 1:24 AM

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