The Scenic Route to London
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May 20th, 2009 – by: reger1520
Today (May 20, 2009): Fly from Minneapolis to London (via Chicago, Washington DC, and New York blah it has been a long day).
May 21-23: London
May 23-26: Dublin, Ireland
May 26-30: Nice, France
May 30-June 27: Study Abroad program through the University of North Dakota in Metz, France with visits to Strasbourg, France, Brussels, Belgium, The D-Day beaches in Normandy, and finally Paris
June 27-July 2: Paris, France, and meeting up with my friends Clark and Sarah who went to China with me last summer
July 2-July 3: Arras, France for an outdoor Coldplay concert
July 3-July 5: Brussels, Belgium
July 5-July 8: Berlin, Germany
July 8-July 13: Valletta, Malta
July 13-July 14: Back to Paris for Bastille Day (the equivalent of the 4th of July in the US)
July 14-July 18: Somewhere in England
July 18-July 24: Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 24-July 29: ReykjavÃk, Iceland
July 29: Williamsburg, Virginia
Like I said, this is just a basic guideline as to where Iâ€™ll be and probably wonâ€™t be followed, but thatâ€™s what makes it fun.
I will be doing this whole trip with a backpack consisting of clothes, food, money (hopefully enough), a few other necessities, and my laptop. As of right now, I am sitting in New Yorkâ€™s JFK airport waiting for my flight to London. Iâ€™m taking the scenic route to London from Minneapolis because I had a free ticket to use within the US on United Airlines and used it to get to New York where I booked a cheap Delta Airlines flight to London. Iâ€™m scheduled to arrive at 9:30 tomorrow morning.
So far the trip has gone flawlessly, which is a rarity for my travels lately. Woke up at 4am in Minneapolis, left my auntâ€™s house at 4:30, airport at 4:45, on the plane to Chicago at 6. Landed in Chicago at 7, left for DC at 9, arrived at 12, left for New York at 12:30, and arrived here at 1:30. Between Chicago and DC, I sat next to an older couple (I would say mid-70â€™s) on their way to Beijing. They were very sweet and I gave them some pointers and tips on what and what not to do. It brought back a lot of memories and got me even more excited for the memories Iâ€™m going to make this summer.
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