Las Vegas is first on my list; 97 days and I’ll be here. Once again I’m so excited to be spending another new year in America. It was New York City first time around and now I’m planning on heading to Vegas!
This time around, I know it will be even better for a few reasons:
- I’m over 21 this time! I’ll legally be able to drink in America at New Year, last time I was only 20 and felt I couldn’t experience as much as I would have liked to.
- I’m going to bloody LAS VEGAS.. I can’t even begin to imagine what New Year will be like here. New York was so different to what I expected and I know Vegas will surprise me even more.
I’m slightly more excited talking about this than I would usually be, but that might just be because that was me finally getting Vegas paid off today, now it’s all about saving so when I get there I can see how lucky I am in the casino’s. Let’s be honest, nothing would make 2016 start off better than a win in Vegas.. But honestly, I don’t see this happening. A girl can dream though, can’t she?
Now if you thought that was good enough, it gets even better. 253 days from now (May 30th 2016 to be precise) I head back out to America again, this time with my 3 best friends.
We’re going to rent a car and road trip it across America!!!
Starting off in Boston and making our way to New York, Washington D.C, Abingdon, Nashville, New Orleans, Ennis, Amarillo, Farmington, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Simeon and ending our trip in San Francisco.
A month long trip with 3 of my best friends. Question. What more could a 22 soon to be 23 year old girl from Glasgow want? Answer. Nothing,
What a time I had in the fine city of Berlin.
It really is an extremely beautiful and cultural city and I am so glad I went and experienced it with some friends. Everything started off quite well for us, we went on a lovely walking tour of Berlin and learned a little more about the city and it’s history. Seeing things like the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall and finding out where Hitlers bunker was which of course caused some controversy amongst the group of tourists we were with. Some believing there should be some sort of museum almost, displaying the bunker/how it would have looked, things that would have been in it etc. while others, such as myself believed everything was the way it should be. The bunker having been filled and now the only sign of it is someone telling you this is where it was as now it’s a car park beside some buildings. This isn’t exactly a part of their history that should be celebrated, and to me that’s what museums are for, celebrating and admiring things. They definitely don’t shy away from that part of their history which is great to see, it’s something that will never be forgotten after all.
There actually was a particular reason we were over in Berlin, which I have to say is definitely nowhere near as cultural as it could have been. We actually went over to see Noel Gallagher and boy was he amazing. I do have to admit, we were slightly disappointed with the German crowd but that’s possibly just because we’re used to the wildness of our Scottish home crowds. Met many lovely Germans and actually loads of fellow Scots too.
Being completely honest though, we were pretty bad tourists. We all got fines, this bloody underground over there. No-one explained anything to us and obviously back home you can buy tickets on the train.. You’d have thought the hostel could tell you simple things like, ‘You MUST buy a ticket before you get on the train, as if you don’t you are apparently cheating the system’ it also doesn’t help that the fine is in German.. Some of us aren’t fluent in your language so an English translation would be great, Thanks. Apart from that, we had a great time. It’s a beautiful city and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Until next time Germany..