From London, I took the train to Leeds to visit a friend I’d made at American University of Sharjah, Yumna, who is now doing her master’s at University of Leeds. The train was about 2 1/2 hours. I liked it because I got to see some of that fabled English Countryside. When I arrived, the … More Leeds
A REAL post about London! I started early and first made my way to Tower Hill, where the Tower Bridge and the Tower of London are both situated. The Tower of London itself did not open until 9:00am, so in the meantime I just walked around and took pictures of the tower bridge (not that … More A Real London Post
I took the train back from Leeds to London today (Leeds was a nice little sidetrip!) and today ended up being a disaster (but I think it worked out okay). – Lady at King’s Cross ticket booth who booked my ticket didn’t do it for the right time (she just gave me the cheapest one, … More I had a very expensive and stressful day today. But it’s okay, it really could be worse!
Guys, I paid for WiFi for the first time ever. Blagh. I have documents for work that need to be received in the next few days and need to fill them out… so I bought WiFi access on the train. It doesn’t even work that well. There’s 4 pounds I’ll never get back. Now that … More Dublin part 2: Beer edition
Due to a flight fiasco (thanks to the aforementioned Certain Middle Eastern Government), I changed my flight about two days ago. Instead of flying direct to London, it was about $600 cheaper to fly into Ireland. So, off I went to Dublin, having done almost zero research about the city. Day 1 of 2: As … More Wandering in Dublin
I had a quick flight from Detroit to Chicago O’Hare on Sunday evening, where I’d meet my Aer Lingus flight direct to Dublin. The flight for DTW->ORD was on a really small plane, so they had us gate check our luggage and pick it back up once we got off the flight to save space. … More The Journey to Dublin: Bagnappers and more
I flew KLM from Dubai back to Detroit, and KLM is awesome because if you desire, you can have a free stopover in Amsterdam. This was perfect for me because I really wanted to stop somewhere cool on the way back, but I didn’t have much time and didn’t want to fool around with changing … More 11 Hours in Amsterdam