Travel Journals And Articles

  • Day 35: Lochs and Dancing

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    jbright

    by: jbright

    created on: Jul 12, 2010 | Inverness, Scotland

    The day started with us leaving Inverness. On our way to Oban, we got to stop and see Loch Ness, which is massive! During the drive around Loch Ness, Michael was telling us some of the tales associated with the Loch and its legendary ‘monster.’ ·      In the 6th century, St. Columbo saw Nessy for the first time ·      By Castle Urquhart (which we got to see across the water) is the …

  • Day 38: I Don’t Want to Alarm You, But…

    jbright

    by: jbright

    created on: Jul 12, 2010 | Belfast, Northern Ireland

    So first thing today, we got to our ferry from Stranraer to Belfast. After we got off, we met Tom. Apparently he will be both the bus driver and the tour guide. He seems like a nice enough guy, but his accent isn’t quite the Irish I’ve heard. Obviously I can recognize that there is more than one Irish accent, but his just isn’t one I’d consider to be one …

  • Another Week...

    TaylorSutton

    by: TaylorSutton

    created on: Jul 12, 2010 | Sydney, Australia

    So I had a somewhat quiet week and weekend. It was nice for a change I suppose.  But the week of work was usual. I finally finished and came up with a good logo for Creatively Belle and we have started uploading the pages for the new website. We have about 150 pages so far… it’s a big site. So after a week of work we started out the weekend …

  • Happy Fourth Of July

    TaylorSutton

    by: TaylorSutton

    created on: Jul 12, 2010 | Sydney, Australia

    So finally I am back! Due to my technical difficulties I have been slacking on this blog, so I have lots to update everyone about. This was an especially fun weekend because Alyssa and Becky were here to visit! After waiting anxiously all week by Friday I was so excited I could barely sleep. We had arranged to meet at the train station, which is close to my house because …

  • You can make the bread!

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    kpuck

    by: kpuck

    created on: Jul 08, 2010 | Spain

    Greetings from Spain! My fifth week in Barcelona is coming to an end.  A lot has happened since my last blog, so prepare to read! Last Friday our group ventured about an hour outside of Barcelona to the town of Girona.  It’s a cute city with gorgeous views!  It was nice to get out of the busy city and be in a more peaceful place, even if it was just for a …

  • Start of work week two!

    CarolynKragh

    by: CarolynKragh

    created on: Jul 05, 2010 | Dublin, Ireland

    So, it's been a while guys, but I'll try updating you on my crazy hectic life in Dublin since my last entry, which I forgot to brush up on by the way. Here it goes: I've done many sightseeing fun things. The best by far may have been the Cliffs of Moher over on the West coast, but its in my most recent memory since I went this past Saturday. It …

  • Half way across the world yet still at home

    MichelleGlass

    by: MichelleGlass

    created on: Jul 03, 2010 | Paris, France

       So I spontaneously awoke today at 6 AM Paris time. Even though I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night I suppose my body just decided to wake up anyway. I took the extra time to put away some of my things since they are sitting around in the floor at the moment. Although, I still have quite a few things to put away. I suppose now is …

  • Day 34: Skara Brae... and More Stones

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    jbright

    by: jbright

    created on: Jun 30, 2010 | Scotland

    Thankfully, we only were in the hostel at Kirkwall for one night as today we left back to Inverness. Yesterday, on the bus, Michael asked us if we would want to visit this place called Skara Brae, which he explained was a little town. He said that he went there with his dad when he was about nine and it remains one of his fondest and most impressive memories. Naturally, …

  • One month already?!?

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    kpuck

    by: kpuck

    created on: Jul 01, 2010 | Spain

    Hello friends and family! You'll be happy to know that yesterday I found not one, but two new pair of shoes!!!  Finally, my saga of new shoeless-ness has come to an end :) On Saturday I will have officially been in Spain for a month!!!  It doesn't even seem possible.  The first week or two seemed to go on forever, but my culture shock is slowly fading and I'm enjoying the experience …

  • I just need shoes!

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    kpuck

    by: kpuck

    created on: Jun 27, 2010 | Spain

    The Spanish economy is suffering greatly while I'm here.  No, not because of the monetary disaster in Greece, but because hardly any stores are open on Sundays!!!!  Economic hardship is not a laughing matter, but if more stores were open on Sundays, then they would definitely benefit from my shopping habits.  All I wanted to do today was buy a pair (or two) of shoes.  I had in mind exactly what …