Showing posts with label 1 Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1 Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

1 Day Itinerary | York


I haven’t traveled to many places in the UK, as it’s so expensive. You’re just as cheap, to fly abroad. I once looked to stay a few nights in London, it was only a couple hundred extra to go to New York. When my friend asked me to visit her city York, it gave me a reason to go to York. I looked up train prices and every website was showing between £53-£63. I found Lner have a sign up when new dates are on the website, so I signed up. I got an email for train tickets 3 months later, when they became available. There was prices £39 return, so I booked and quickly messaged my friend and said I hope you’re free that day as I’ve just booked. Lucky she was free that day haha. Jasmine asked what places I’d like to see, so I started Googling “York”. The places that sounded interesting I found was, The Shambles, The Walls and Roly’s Fudge. 

The train left Edinburgh at 9am and arrived in York at just after half 11am. Jasmine met me at the train station. She was my tour guide for the day, as it was my first time visiting York. 

First we walked down to York Mister. Then headed towards The shambles. I spotted York Chocolate Story, so I had to stop and buy chocolate. There was soo many little unique streets in York. We walked down The Shambles and the second you came in line with Roly’s Fudge, you could smell the fridge. I headed and bought some fudge. Even Jasmine acted like a tourist and bought some fudge. 


Then we stopped at Yo Sushi for lunch. I picked one of the sushi’s from the bar,. Then I ordered fries, vegetable gyoza and katsu curry. 


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Then we walked part of The Walls. The Walls is abit like The High Line, in New York. You could see views of The York Minster from The Walls.


We walked to St Mary’s Abby, where Jasmine showed me where she stood for her wedding day photo. This is my version of Jasmine’s wedding day pose. (Minus my husband haha)


Lastly we headed to The York Roast to try the Yorkshire wrap. I mean I had to get a Yorkshire wrap, since I was in York. 


Then it was time to head back for the train. Thanks to my tour guide and photographer Jasmine, for showing me around York. 

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Saturday, 24 November 2018

1 Day Itinerary | London


The day after visiting Dublin, I headed to London. I hadn’t visited London in a few years. After I found a cheap flight with Ryan Air I decided to be a tourist and head to London. I acted like a tourist and searched “London” on Instagram. I saw on Instagram photos of macaroons at a shop called Laduree, so I knew I wanted to visit there. The LEGO store in London has a photo mosaic. I thought if I go to London, am going to get my LEGO face mosaic haha. I looked on google maps and planned out a route.

The flight was at 06:50, so I got to the airport for 5am. Then I wandered around the airport. I went to Bar Burrito and got a sausage in a roll and a drink. There wasn’t many people with hand luggage suitcases, so I think that helped the plane take of in time. I would say the 07:50am plane, was more a work commute plane. It landed on time and I was booked to get the National Express buss for 08:45. I headed to find the buses and wait for the bus. I choose National Express bus, as I’d used them before. It was my first time traveling to London myself, so I opted to use National Express again. I think I forgot how long the journey is from Stansted to London. It’s safe to say the flight is quicker, than the bus journey. It’s over an hour from Stansted into London. 






I got of the bus at Baker Street, then I made my way to Harrods. It was about half an hour walk, so I headed through Hyde Park acting like a tourist. As I hadn’t been to London in a few years, I used Google maps to find my way to Harrods. Whenever I visited Harrods, I loved getting the chocolate that has Harrods on it as a souvenir. I headed to the food section in Harrods and got some Harrods chocolate. 

After visiting Harrods I headed to Laduree. Laduree is actually part of Harrods, so you can cut through or come in from their own door they have. They had soo many nice colours and flavours. Laduree are expensive macaroons, but it’s not like I can buy them everyday. The nearest store to me online, shows London. I went for the box of 6 for £14. 


On my way to Leicester Square, I decided to play the tourist and stop for a photo outside Buckingham Palace. Am sure I have photos, back when I was 14 standing outside Buckingham Palace haha. When I tried crossing the road one of the Royals went by in a car (Eugenie or Beatrice). 


I found my way to Leicester Square and headed into LEGO Store. I did actually redo my makeup, thinking I better redo my makeup for my photo (not that LEGO could pick up on makeup haha). It was actually quite fun. You get 3 shots, but the worker said she could reset it, as many times as I wanted. I done 6 photos, before I was happy with my photo. The LEGO box is bigger than Ryan Air personal item size, so I was worried about getting it on the plane home. I did have a plan, if it was too big. As there’s 4 small boxes, I planned to take them out and break the box. Lucky it fitted under the seat.


I then headed to the M&M store. I love the M&M store in New York, as they always have different flavours. I was disappointed in the London one. It’s the same ones you can buy in shops, but the colours are separated. They did have a MINI car in store, so I had to get my photo. 



I stopped for Lunch at Shake Shack in Leicester Square. The vanilla milkshakes are the best in Shake Shack. I ordered a hotdog, cheese n chips and a vanilla milkshake. 


I then walked along Oxford Street and Bond Street, before making my way back to catch the bus back to the airport. 

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

1 Day Itinerary | Dublin


After flying to Dublin for a day, am going to share my Itinerary how I fitted everything I wanted to see in. Google maps is one of the best things for planning, places you’ve never been to. I zoom in at the city and look at what, I want to see. If you see what’s near what, it goes you a better idea what you can fit in. Once I plan a route out. I use Google maps, to see how long it takes to walk from one place to the next. I am one of those people, who want to go to all the places what the city is famous for. So I knew I wanted to visit Guinness Store House . Then my friend suggested visiting Kilmainham Gaol (it was the same friend told me about Melbourne Gaol. She must like jails haha). I thought I might as well visit the Dublin Gaol, since I’ve been to the one in Melbourne. I also wanted to see Temple Bar, that’s what Dublin is famous for right ? 

My flight was at 08:15, so I got to the airport at 6am. I headed straight through airport security, to Wetherspoon and stopped for breakfast. Then I went for a wander round the shops, before the flight. 


The flight landed at 09:25. I walked fast through the airport (be prepared it’s a long “U” shape walk you have to do), before getting outside. You can see the airport buses, so near yet so far haha. There is a few different buses, which take you to the city. Traveling alone I look into company’s that’s known nation or international. We have the Airlink in Edinburgh, so I opted for the Airlink. 


The bus got into the city fast, however there’s a lot of 1 way street. The bus went up 1 street, down the next and so on. I started to panic, as I’d already booked Guinness online. I was booked for 11am. I kept checking checking Google maps how long it would take to walk and everytime I checked it would take till 11am to walk there. I decided it was best to get off to the bus and start walking. I got to Guinness at exactly 11am, thanks to good ol Google maps. I was slightly confused with the timing slot. I read some online saying it was guided tour and other websites saying you walked round yourself. There was people giving talks and you were able to walk around yourself. There was so many different floors to see. It was actually fun getting to pour your own pint, but I might have enjoyed it more if they had chocolate flavour Guinness haha. I then headed to the Guinness shop to see what souvenirs I could pick up, to take back home. I ended up buying some Guinness toffee, fudge and chocolate.


I left Guinness at around half 12 and I was booked at the Gaol for 1:45pm. The Goal is 20 mins walk from Guinness, so I had nearly an hour spare time. I used Google maps, to find my way to the Gaol. I saw a few things photo-worth shots, so I stopped on my way and took a few photos. 


I got to the Gaol for 1pm. There was security standing outside shouting “the next available time slot is half 3”. There was a lot of tourists standing trying to get in. So it worked out, that I booked online. I ended up heading to get some chips and a drink near by and sat outside. I headed into the Gaol at 1:45pm and they tell you it’s a 1 hour guided tour. It was really strict. We were all stuck together at all times, it was hard to take a good photo. The main hall that we were showing at the end, was interesting. It looked similar to Melbourne Gaol.


After Kilmainham Gaol, I headed towards the river. I walked along the river. I then wandered around Temple Bar.




Temple Bar is famous for pubs, in Dublin. They do have an amazing waffle place. Actually I did see photos of Bubble Waffle on instagram, before heading to Dublin. It was really nice the waffle and I even had people stop me, asking where the waffle place is.

After Temple Bar I headed for the airport bus, back to the airport. I saw Molly Malone (famous Dublin statue), when I was heading to find the bus stop.


Dublin Airport Duty Free had so much nice makeup, but I didn’t want to spend too much money. I was heading to London the following day. So here is what I bought in Dublin (Guinness).

Caramel fudge 
Caramel chocolate 
Toffee 



Including Guinness Store house and Gaol, what I booked online, I spent around €68 in Dublin.
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