On the Way to Brugge...The White Cliffs of Dover

Trip Start Dec 01, 2008
Trip End May 21, 2009

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Hmm...Bruges was interesting but I can honestly say I have no desire to go back.  I could have spent a few more hours there but that was about it.

My day started at 5am when I hiked to Regent's Park.  Only the night buses were running and there were drunk people crowded around the bus stops.  It took me about 40 minutes.

Once I made it to the International Student's House I met up with Colin.  We met on orientation day but I didn't think I'd see him again.  He works in a pub in Picadilly Circus placed through the same program that I was.

Anyways, it takes about 1.5 hours in a bus to get to Dover (aka the White Cliffs of Dover). Dover is the busiest ferry port in the world and many of the ferries go to Calais, France which is 22 miles across the channel.  Going there, the French waved us through passport control without even looking at us.  On the way back, everyone has to get off the bus and gets passports checked.  The British are strict with everything!

The ferries aren't as cool as in Scandinavia as there's no big thrill for cheap duty free shopping.  However, it was neat as you could see Britain and France from the decks of the ship.  I also got a quick glimpse of Dover castle but I'll be going back on January 17th for another BUNAC trip.

Go through the album for photos!  I'm updating from McDonald's so I don't have time to be fancy with entries!!!
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