Michi: We are in Scotland!! As D said, we flew in today. We are in Glasgow and soon to be in Edinburgh
. We are taking a train up there and staying for a few nights with a guy I found through the couchsurfing website. We've spent the past two nights in Belfast. After my last posting, we spent the next day in rainy Belfast, wandering around the city and seeing the cool, old buildings. Then yesterday we took a 9-hour tour through the northern coast of Ireland. It was the most amazing tour ever!! We saw soooo many cool sites. It was a beautiful sunny day for the first 7 hours of the tour. We traveled through the coast line seeing beautiful cliffs, islands off Ireland, mountain sides, vanishing lakes, tons of sheep pastures, the coolest castle yet (Dunluce)- we saw the Belfast castle too- we saw the Scotish coastline in the distance, got to cross an old, high, and dangerous rope bridge, saw Scotish highland cows, three caves in the side of the road, old bridges, the most photographed church in Ireland, etc, etc. The climax of the trip was when we got to the Giant's Causeway. It was "lashing" rain at that point and we were soaked to the skin but we went down the 3/4 mile road to the Causeway and got to see and experience what all the fuss is about. It is a total natural phenomenon. There's a really cool legend behind it too, which if you ask me when I see you, I'll tell. By the time we left the Causeway, we were so wet and cold. We spent last night in Belfast and D, Dre, and I went out to a cool bar with a live band that sounded like they were straight out of the 70's in American rock 'n roll. This morning we woke up and a really cool guy we met last night took us to a local market then to the airport
. So here we are: in Glasgow. We will be in Edinburgh tonight though. And no, Jen, I haven't really gotten my seafood fix! Ireland, in my opinion, does not have great food. I think Aaron warned us about that a while back and he's right. It's okay though, I'm eating meat again so it's all good. Okay well I'm gonna try and link some pictures right now so we'll see how that goes! Until next time... cheers!
Hey guys! I have fourteen minutes to write something here! You definately have to check out some of the pretty pictures we posted. This computer takes forever to download pictures so we could only get a few up, but the one of us four is hilarious. We are all doing well. We've moved on to Scotland now and I seriously am in already in love with this country. Its so awesome looking. The accents are seriously so thick though I have no idea what anybody's saying. Like, I can barely tell people are speaking English. We are going to be couchsurfing the next three nights at some dude's house in Edinburgh...We'll see how it goes!!! I'm so completely thrilled to be here you guys. We went to Giant's Causeway yesterday and it was so incredibly awesome. We were completely soaked by the time we got back, but it was so worth it. I think I just stood in one spot for like five or ten minutes, just completely enthralled with what I was seeing. |Its so hard to describe what its like to actually be in these enviroments. Pictures, videos, they do not even begin to do them justice. Btw, if your ever in Belfast, IE, go to Maggie Mays. The most delicious vegetarian chili and brown bread EVER. So yummy.... To all my peeps at the HI Express in the lovely downtown Spokane, we've been staying at an HI Express the last nights, and I can't help but think about and miss you all. To Sarah and Gianna, don't hate me for not saying hi...its just long distance charges suck hard. That's it for the moment.... Bye for now!
Diane: Hey everyone back home! So today we had our first flight out of Ireland through Ryan Air, which is a super cheap airline flies throughout Europe. The flight from Belfast to Glasgow took only 25 minutes. IT was awesome. We are all meeting tons of people and having the time of our lives. Yesterday we saw the Giant's Causeway in Antrim which is in northern Ireland and it was the coolest thing I have ever seen. Our tour took 9 hours, we stopped by Dunluce castle, which is a super old castle that collapsed into the sea (with people in it! who died!), we took a scary rope bridge across to some island along the coast, and we listened to the tour guide, who was ever so full of Irish folklore and really bad jokes. The causeway was rainy, but it couldn't have been more perfect.