The Traveling Begins

In England by Eller Student

Since my last post, I have traveled to both Paris, France and Edinburgh, Scotland.  Both cities were absolutely amazing and such a fun experience.  I spend a long weekend in Paris with my family and was able to relax and enjoy the scenery.  We did little tourist activities since we have been there several times, so this allowed us to just take time to lay in the park and explore new areas.  Being able to go back to Paris with my family again brought back so many great memories since it is like a second home to me.  I lived there when I was younger for a year and I always feel a great sense of warmth whenever I return to the city.  My family and I went back to the apartment we lived in and spent an entire afternoon in the Parc Monceau, which is right next to where we lived.

The next weekend I went to Edinburgh with two other people on the trip.  We stayed in a hostel that was about a five minute walk from the castle and the view was absolutely amazing.  You could see the castle right behind the sign in front of the hostel.  Although we only had a short weekend there, we were able to see the whole city.  On Saturday, we did a three hour walking tour around the entire city and learned all about the history.  That night, we went on an hour and a half “ghost tour” where the guide took us through graveyards and told us all about the old, scary legends of Edinburgh.  On Sunday, we went to the castle and walked through the majority of it.  It was a beautiful, ancient castle and it was very fascinating to learn more about it.

As for now, I am still working on trying to get Olympic tickets but I am not having very much luck.  They are only releasing a certain number of tickets for every event each day and so it makes it very difficult to get the ones I want.  I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will be able to find some since it is a once in a life time experience.  I can’t believe we have less than two left in the amazing city of London and I still have plans to go to Barcelona next weekend to end the trip well so I’m really looking forward to that! Until then, I will be enjoying my last few days in London hoping that time starts to slow down a little bit.