So it's time for me to put that old livejournal to sleep and pick up a chipper new blogspot account from the pound. Seriously, who uses livejournal anymore except Russians and emos? My new blogspot will love me unconditionally. I can take it on walks and play catch with it just like...*sob*...goodbye, faithful livejournal.
My primary purpose in this blog is to have a spot to collect my thoughts and experiences during my six-week ramble through Europe. I plan to continue blogging when I return, but I can hardly promise you pictures of stately castles and quaint pubs in College Park.
Just so the record is straight, this is my tentative itinerary.
May 15: Graduate, move my stuff from my apartment in Grantham, PA to my parent's house in College Park, MD.
May 17: Take a Bolt Bus (which is a great deal BTW) from Greenbelt, MD to Penn Station, NYC. Putz around in New York for a couple hours, then go to Newark Liberty International Airport. Try to sleep in terminal.
May 18: Fly from Newark Liberty to London Heathrow. Should arrive at 8pm London time. Spend night in Katie Wallner's flat in Camden.
May 19: Get a European cell phone in London somewhere. Take a Ryanair carrier from London-Stansted to Kerry Airport in SW Ireland. Get picked up by host family Gerard and Claire O'Connor.
May 20-June 4: Stay and work with the O'Connors on their organic dairy. I met the O'Connors through WWOOF Ireland. Check out wwoof.org for volunteer-tourism opportunities around the world.
June 5-8: Take a train from Tralee, Ireland to Dublin. Stay there for a few days, drink lots of Guinness.
June 9: Ryanair flight from Dublin to Prague. Meet up with Amy Zhou. Hugh, Chad, Ray and Elizabeth all told me that Prague is a great city, so i thought I'd czech it out.
June 9...: This is the part where I have some flexibility. I have a rail pass that will get me almost anywhere in Europe. Right now, the route is looking like Prague-Vienna-Budapest-Ljubljana-Venice-Milan-Marseilles-Barcelona-Valencia-fly back to London although this is subject to change.
July 7: Return to Newark Liberty via London-Heathrow. Go home. Or make a home. Or rest.
That's all for now. I need to start packing up my apartment.