My time in Scotland has come to a close, (okay it did a while ago but it took me a while to get this post up) but I have one last adventure to share!
When I realized that I only had a couple weeks left in the UK, I decided that it was time to take action. So, I got on my computer and started planning the most epoch adventure yet! 5 days, 5 cities, 1 bag,… all by myself! So here goes my final blog…
7 Hours of Dancing On Trains ? (I’ll explain later)
On my first day, I hopped on the train to London. The ride takes 7 hours, so I thought I would break it up by stopping in Lincoln to see the Lincoln Cathedral. I literally got off the train, climbed a mountain to get to it, walked around, was amazed by its awesomeness, and then hopped back on the train.
My train got delayed and I ended up meeting a group of English girls heading to London for a weekend of “partying“. Needless to say, they were pretty entertaining and we spent the rest of the ride dancing on the train (luckily we were the only ones in our car). Once I arrived at Kings X Station, I got really lost on my way to my hostel and I ended wandering the streets of London (at 1 am, by myself). It probably wasn’t the best decision I’ve ever made, but it was very interesting and I felt quite accomplished once I found the hostel.
It was a bit creepy… but I LOVED IT!
Communal Baths and Aliens
On my first day in England I took a tour out of London to Stonehenge, the Salisbury Cathedral, and Bath. Here are some shots of the destinations.
The Roman Baths. Basically some real pretty hot springs in the middle of England.
Stonehenge… according to my tour guide it was built by aliens.
It was a full day, but I really wanted to stop at the famous London Winter Wonderland on my way back to the hostel! Luckily my new friend Jackie (who I met on my tour) had already figured out how to use the tube system!
Thank Goodness My Camera Has a Ten Second Timer
On day 3, I basically just started running all over London. I didn’t really have a plan but it worked out great and I even got to attend a christmas carol service at St. Pauls cathedral!
I refused to ask for help, so all of these shots of me are curtosy of my 10 second timer.
Tower of London
Big Ben, London Eye
This one was particularily hard. My camera was precariously teatering on a fence and I also got alot of …funny looks. Good times.
And heres a few more spots I visited…
St. Paul’s Cathedral
From London Bridge
On day 3 I hopped back on the morning train. Apparently I dozed off pretty early because I woke up about 5 hours later to a group of Scottish guys who were all pretty impressed with what a “champion” sleeper I was. When I arrived back in Scotland I couldn’t resist stopping one last time in Edinburgh… especially since Scotland has recently acquired PANDA’S and I “accidentally’ ended up at the Edinburgh zoo on the first day of public viewing!…okay it wasn’t an accident!!!
I stinkin love Pandas.
On day 4, it was time to conclude my travels so I headed on back to good old Aberdeen where Beth and I sang the sugar plum fairy song while we (rather pathetically) danced in the snow! This is how we felt…
And this is how we looked, only not quite as cute.
And now I leave the blog to to my dear sister. May her adventures be bold and true.