Monday, September 6, 2012 at 1:30pm we all gathered in front of Belk to load up in the van and depart for the airport; Dr. Glass and Brian were our two selected drivers.
From left to right:
Amber, Megan, Ramsey, Mike, Danny and Sebastian.
Our first stop was Dunkin Donuts, where Dr. Glass bought everyone anything they wanted. Thank you Dr. Glass! :)
~Amber & Ramsey
Our trip was not the easiest of them all, we had multiple complications. Starting with our flight getting delayed from RDU to London, passports and ticket mishaps, to possibly a plane strike in London. We originally were supposed to depart from RDU at 6:15 but unfortunately we did not depart till 9:30 allowing us to arrive in London at 10:15am (5 hours ahead of NC) we left London at 3pm then arriving in Munich 6pm (6 hours ahead of NC). Going through a great excursion of trying to get to our luggage and find our driver which took about two hours. We had to go through security to get to our luggage and then through customs and just my luck I was the one who got chose to be searched. They tore my bags apart, I can now look back and laugh about this moment.
|The group leaving RDU!|
|I don't wanna fly!|
|Danny and Ramsey sleeping waiting to get on the plane for Munich.|
|Riding the bus to the other side of the airport in London.|
|Once we found our driver, now 8pm we loaded up and headed to the castle. We all were very exhausted and wanted to sleep in a real bed and not a chair. The drive was pretty scary going through the extremely small roads to the castle.|
|About to land in London.|
Since being at the castle for a week we have taken a day trip to see Dorf Tirol and Merano which was a 10 mile hike there and back. Went to the Friday market in Merano which is were people sell clothes, shoes, bread, etc. As well as visiting the Dolomite's and the glaciers.
|Our first allowance!|
|Our hike through Dorf Tirol.|
|Listening to what Michi is saying.|
|In the city of Merano.|
|Heading to Merano.|
|Megan, Mike and Ramsey eating gelato ( ice cream).|
|The group having class on top of the Dolomite's|
|Ramsey and I hiking up to the Glaciers|
|Finally at the glaciers! Hope you enjoyed our week journey!|
Our first week here has been amazing and it will only get better from here.
Submitted by: Amber Hicks