Scotland – the most beautiful place on Earth! – Edinburgh

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 3 min read

Flew into Edinburgh this morning. Edinburgh is the most beautiful city I have seen. I am enthralled – entranced – captivated, scintillated. I cannot describe how wonderful this city is. As the bus rounds the corner onto Princes Street you see Edinburgh castle and old town. It is so stunning – the scintillating sounds and colours, the buildings and gardens – hills covered in ancient…

Dublin Continued – Collection of journal entries written from Edinburgh

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 6 min read

Monday 18-6-07 Greetings from Edinburgh. Happy fathers day to Dad. It’s a bit late but we were in the air traveling and then had no computer access yesterday. I know it’s been a few days since I last sent word. It’s been terribly busy. In general I was not impressed with Dublin. It felt like a regular rural city. Beautiful to be sure but the…

Dublin – Journals for the extent of my stay in Dublin Summer 06!

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 5 min read

So, upon arriving here on Wednesday night we set out to explore. Within an hour of landing we were at our accommodations a hotel type dorm (privately owned but on school grounds) at UCD. We tossed our bags in our rooms and within an hour were out exploring Dublin. We hit up the Temple bar area and city center. I have no idea how people…

Final three days, London Tower, and Su’s wonderful dinner!

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 6 min read

Canterbury and Dover, London since Tuesday – On Monday we boarded the bus at 8:30 am and went off to Canterbury and Dover. It was cold, wet, and miserable. Freezing wind and horizontal rain all day. However that aside Canterbury cathedral and Dover castles/cliffs were amazing. Canterbury was beautiful, strong evocative masonry. The armor of the Black prince, and a memorial to Thomas More. Moore’s…

Last week in London! Spring 06

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 2 min read

Well. Where to start. Saturday ended at 5:25Am this morning with a quick journal entry and a response to Su’s message about today’s dinner invitation. Sunday started at 1pm after my quick nap to try and regain some composure. At 1 I woke up, came down to the computer lab and wrote some quick E-mails, and then I headed out and spent around £4 on…

Bath and Stonehenge – a Student’s Experience

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 3 min read

I think I promised more about Bath and Stonehenge and didn’t really go into detail about the trip so here goes. Our day trip to Bath and Stonehenge was wonderful. For such an ancient place it seems huge, strong, and mystical. The energies flowing around the stones sent tinges down my spine. I can’t really describe it to you, it was simply startling and awe…

Journal 5

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 2 min read

Having a blast in London, absolutely enjoyed today to its fullest, went shopping and found a GREAT dress shirt for £8 and a shirt for Alex as a gift for £6. Bought some other little odds and ends ate out and saw WICKED! The play was FANTASTIC! I love it. Song number 18 (should be labeled For Good on the CD case) gets me every…

Journal 4 – 5-20-07 London – Su and Hospitality

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 5 min read

Today- I have been out twice, the first time we walked and bought some more water then wandered around a few pubs checking prices. We found that the Imperial College Union had the cheapest drinks and we’ll have to see what the food prices are like as well. We then came back and crashed for a wee bit. Nothing quite satisfies like a siesta. After…

London Dublin Edinburgh Journal 3

Dec 9th, 2008 David Berger 3 min read

Journal Three- What an exciting morning. I awoke today to discover that it was bright and sunny, such a different city with a little sunlight. We met up with some others in our floor kitchen and decided to all head over to the Natural History museum, an unbelievable place full of wonders and excitement! As we wandered through the museum it felt like we could…

London, Dublin Edinburgh Day 1: 16-5-06

Dec 8th, 2008 David Berger 3 min read

Collected Experiences of first two weeks in London: Day 1: 16-5-06 After a safe arrival, we have landed in Heathrow. We disembarked from our aircraft and moved through security, excited by the new smells, temperatures and sensations of our destination. After passing through security we were escorted outside and got on a tour bus hired to take us to our new accommodations. This bus ride…