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... for our trip to Russia this July. The amount of bureaucratic red tape needed to travel to the country is already considerable (and expensive), and international confrontation between our governments could make it even harder. Nathan and I have instead decided to travel to Greece for the summer, exploring Athens and then island hopping in one of Greece's many chains of islands.
Spring is in the air here in Durham. The weather station is calling it ...
... to Durham in time for my Monday morning class, and dad went to Reading for one final day of his computer course. On Monday evening he took the train to Durham, and James was kind enough to volunteer to drive me to the train station to pick him up.
That evening I got to introduce my dad to many of my friends at College. We went to Grey Bar to give him a taste of the Durham collegiate bar scene, and everyone got acquainted. It was a special treat to be able to ...
... form the United States. We had a fun time talking about the differences between North America and England with our friend Daniel who was across the table. In the UK, undergrads have far fewer electives than most students in North America (probably because they have to squeeze a whole undergrad degree into three years). We also compared slang terms a bit. Which brings me to...
A note on British slang. You'll notice that in my introduction to this post I used the term fittest. ...
... are also tons of activities like a concert, wine tasting session, mixology class, photo booth, fortune telling and sports on the TV. This year they were showing the 6 Nations Rugby tournament (much to my chagrin, as I wanted to watch the Switzerland vs. Canada Olympic women's hockey game). My apologies to any Rugby fans out there but I just don't get the appeal.
This week has been a whirlwind of classes, essay writing, social activities and dealing with ...
So we've done it, me and my girlfriend Emily have signed up to take part in a charity hitch hike from England to Croatia! We're doing it to raise money for Link, a charity that aims to provide quality education to Sub-Sahara Africa!
I'll be writing on here about our plans and document the trip so keep yourself posted!
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Chevington Moor, Morpeth | 4 star b&bfrom $109
6 Staithes Lane, Morpeth | 3 star b&bfrom $99
Hepple, Morpeth | B&Bfrom $86
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6 Dacre Street, Morpeth | 4 star b&bfrom $78
Meldon, Morpeth | 3 star b&bfrom $107