28.05.2012 - 28.05.2012 77 °F
May 28th, 2012
Oh sad day. I recommend you never to come to Ireland except on two occasions. You either intend to stay until you're homesick,or you develop a hatred for the Irish. In these ways you'll not regret leaving so much as we do. it's poetically tragic, but it makes my heart bleed to leave here.
Our morning was an early one. We had to catch the plane to London for the final day of our honeymoon fun. The shuttle came and got us and we were at the airport within the half hour. Through security, on the plane, and quickly through British customs after landing, we were back where it all started 17 days ago. David had mentioned that we use the tube (metro/subway) to get around London. After a little bit of confusion we found it and made it to our hostel. This hostel is easily my least favorite. The help did not even say hi or give us a smile. They just told us what we owed and gave us a key. Lame. The hostel itself is very clean, too clean. It actually looks like a really ice hotel. White marble looking floors and sterile gray walls. Nicole and I commented that it felt like an asylum
or hospital more than a place to sleep. We rested our feet and took a two hour nap before heading out to see some sights and find some dinner. Last time I was here, David took us to an underground dungeon restaurant. The ceiling in the dining area is so low that I have to stoop. It's dark except for the candlelight on the tables, and what was cool to us guys a year ago, now became a romantic setting. Fitting since today is our 1 monthiversary! We ordered a cheese plate with Gouda and smoked cheddar, pickles, sauce, and bread. Nicole had some red wine and we sat in the dungeon reminiscing our trip. After and hour we decided to leave and walk around until we were hungry again. We walked along the river to the huge ferris wheel. From the we walked across the river to my favorite place, the Parliament building. Directly across the street from that is Westminster Abbey. Nicole and I loved every minute of it. We came across a little pub and decided to get fish and chips for our last meal in London. It was by far the worst meal of our trip. For 10 Pounds each, which is about 17 dollars, our fish was small, still with the skin on it, and bones in it. The setting was nice though. We then continued our whirlwind tour down to Buckingham Palace, where construction was in full swing for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. I do not know exactly what that is, but I am going to look it up when we get home. (No free Internet at our hostel) it's funny, Casey and I were there last year one day before the Royal Wedding, and now Nicole and I are here just before another big event. And don't forget the Olympics are soon! Finally at the end of our energy, we went back to the hostel, sad to be leaving our amazing vacation.