Monday, October 12, 2009
So Lauren and I found ourselves with no plans this weekend and decided that we should go out and see more of the UK. We were originally planing on our first trip being up to Edinburgh, but thought that would take more than one day to see (nor did we want to spend two days on a bus just yet), so we got on the Megabus and went to Birmingham!
Now, Birmingham was not at first one of our must see locations. But, my friend Sean studied abroad here last year and just absolutely loved it, so we thought we would go see what all the fuss was about. (That and it was only a three hour bus ride from London:)) The drive there was a bit dull, but we took back roads on the way home and were able to see more of the beautiful English country side.
The hostel we stayed at (Birmingham Central Backpackers) was really nice, much better than what I was expecting for the first hostel that I've stayed at. We got free breakfast in the morning and soup and bread for dinner each night, and our beds were even more comfortable than the ones at the dorms we are living at! We spent the weekend walking around the city center, going on a narrow boat tour through the canals, and seeing as much as we could with in walking distance of where we were staying. All in all it was a good, relaxing weekend away, I can only hope our next trip will be as successful!