My first international trip of the semester is booked! A group of international students is off to London the weekend of October 7. I’m glad that my first adventure outside of Ireland is to another English-speaking country – don’t think I’m ready to handle a language barrier while traveling yet.
Last night we booked flights out of Dublin (only 102 Euro through RyanAir!) and a hostel which is within walking distance of Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Covering London on Saturday and Sunday morning will be a challenge, I’m sure we could explore for a whole week!
When I was planning on coming to Ireland, my mom gave me an entire book on Irish Hotspots and boy has that been helpful. It even has nifty fun-facts and historical tidbits for all the cities and major sites in Ireland, which I love! However, the plan of attack for London will be a bit more complicated than Irish day trips: “get on bus, see old castle, see awesome natural phenomena, see green fields, get off bus.” Or even Dublin, which I explored while carbo-loading for, running in, and recovery from (hello Guinness Brewhouse!) my first half-marathon.
So I’m starting to compile my “Must See” list for London this week…obviously spontaneity isn’t really my style! Any suggestions or recommendations on where I have to visit before leaving London?