This is a real touristy-like video from my trip to Ireland. It’s mostly just footage of the landscape from when I first landed and then while I was walking around Galway. It’s more for my own memory than for anything else, but I’m sharing it anyway. I have one more clip coming.
Today was our last day driving around on the bus. We set out for the city of Bath, an old Roman city. It is the only place in Britain that has natural hot springs. We went into the Roman baths. Amazing. I expected it to just be that main bath that is in pictures but there was so much more there than I expected. It was just amazing to be walking on some stone floors that the Romans did thousands of years ago. Not everyone in our group was interested in going which is why everybody split off into groups. I walked through the baths with Mrs. Jalowiec. We were both fascinated by everything that we saw and it was nice to go with someone who was interested rather than go with my usual group who wouldn’t have cared about what they were seeing.
Following this, we visited Stonehenge. It is a lot smaller than it looks in pictures and we have to keep a certain distance from it, but it is amazing nonetheless. The fact that someone could construct that without the technology we have now is astonishing.
We finished up looking at Stonehenge and set off to London. Once we arrived, we said thanks and goodbye to our tour director John and our driver, Billy. We will all miss them.
In London, we went out to eat and split up into two groups; my group going to see "Stomp!", and the other group went to see "Mary Poppins" on stage. Clearly "Stomp!" was far better than seeing a stage version of a movie that I have seen hundreds of times. Everyone in the theater was amazed by the performers’ coordination, and there were some very funny parts as well.
Tomorrow we set off for home. Not too much will happen, so unless there is some excitement tomorrow, this will be my last journal entry. I can’t wait to go home and see Katie. Peace suckasssssssss!
Last night, I laid in bed for an hour before finally falling asleep. This morning, we had to be downstairs for breakfast by 6. Naturally, I was destined to wake up at 6:05 and pulled the get-ready-for-the-entire-day-in-just-five-minutes routine. Nevertheless, I was late and got yelled at.
We headed out for the ferry to bring us to Wales. Goodbye Ireland. On the ferry, a few adults and I ranted about the Derby Public school system for most of the ride, and towards the end of the trip, I went through my receipts and estimated how much money is still in my checking account.
Once the ferry arrived in Wales, we drove to our hotel in Cardiff, got dressed up for our dinner later in the night, and headed out to Cardiff Castle. The castle is this huge piece of land surrounded by big walls. Inside in the middle of the property is a keep that was built in later years. The inside of one of the towers is very lavish. This rich guy designed the inside and it is just amazing how much money one would need to afford to decorate the place. After we toured the tower, we went downstairs to this great hall with other groups of people, to have dinner.
The great hall was made of stone without much decorations. It was very medieval. We had a great show and some good food. The first thing that they serves us was seaweed wrapped in ham. Everyone was gorssed out by it, but some of us tried it, and some of us thought it was pretty decent. The show consisted of songs and acts, both in which the audience was very involved. We were all pretty rowdy and overall, everyone ended up getting worked up by the show. It was even better than the Scottish show.
After the show, everyone was extremely loud and talkative. The bus ride was very fun because everyone was so worked up. Then we all went to sleep. Excellent. For some reason, my phone hasn’t had service since Limerick. I have signal but no service. Oh well. It’s probably better that way because I can’t make any more expensive calls, of which I have made too many.
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