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[7 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

After attending 17 sporting events in 15 days in three countries it was time to go home. Here were my stats:
I attended 12 games in England, 3 in Scotland and 2 in Finland.
I attended 10 soccer matches consisting of 4 English Premier League, 2 Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 Scottish Premier League and 2 Carling Cup.I attended 2 rugby matches – 1 in the Guinness Premiership and 1 in the Magners League.I attended 2 county cricket matches – both Division I and Division II.I attended 2 NHL games …

Edinburgh, Newcastle »

[26 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

This morning I woke up and showered in my hostel. Since the bathroom was not in the room and down the hall I had planned to shower in my hotel in Manchester. But my change of plans to travel to Edinburgh meant I was most likely without a room for most of the day.
I showered, checked out of my hostel and walked to the train station. Remember my train pass is “technically” only for England so I was hoping it would work for Scotland as well. …

International Rugby, Newcastle, Northern England »

[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

After spending the day at my hostel, it was time to head out for the reason I was in Newcastle – Newcastle Falcons rugby. Even though the game was not scheduled to start until 8 pm, I departed the hostel around 4 pm. I was hoping to hang out at a restaurant or pub around the stadium before the game. In order to get to Kingston Park, I took the subway from the Monument stop to the Bank Foot stop – although I could have gotten off at Kingston Park …

Newcastle »

[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

Friday afternoon was a free day. I had arrived in Newcastle Thursday night with the plan to attend the Newcastle Falcons rugby match Friday night. Thus, I had multiple tourist options for Friday afternoon. First, I thought I might take the bus to Hadrian’s Wall – a fortification wall built by the Roman Empire between 122 and 126 AD. Second, I considered seeing the sites in Newcastle and staying local. Third, I could check my email, run some “online” errands and relax at the hostel. …

Newcastle »

[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

My train arrived in Newcastle Thursday evening and it was now time to find the Albatross hostel I had booked on Tuesday. The hostel was located at 51 Grainger Street which was a short distance from the train station. The most important aspect for every place I would stay was that it needed to be within walking distance of the train station for two reasons. First, it is easier to find and second, it was close to the train station so I could get back quickly the …