19.06.2016 - 19.06.2016
This morning I had to be at the school by 9:00 pm. That doesn’t seem too early, however when I have been staying up until like 3:00 am because we don’t finish dinner until 12:00am that is very early. Needless to say, I was tired this morning. But look what I found on my walk to the school—I knew instantly it would be a good day! :P
Luckily, once we got on the bus we had an hour’s bus ride, and I slept the entire way (very uncomfortably, but I did sleep haha).
Our first stop on our excursion today we stopped at the Belmont Castle.
Again we got English phone things to hear information about the whole caste.
It was pretty incredible! My favorite part was this 3 story tiny spiral staircase that was pitch black basically and you could walk down them!
There was also a basement that had cage things lit up in red and it was really dark and creepy. I went down there alone (In my head: “Sarah what’s going to happen? You’ll be fine. Grow up!”) So uh yeah just walking around an all the sudden out of the pitch black a whole wall lights us with a scary person chained up behind bars…so yup never going into a scary basement alone again! I’m pretty sure my heart stopped beating for a second….
Here are some more pictures from the castle: (Yes, I was crowed Queen in my short time there, and "Look mom! I can touch the ceiling!")
Haha but the castle was awesome and then after we went over to see some windmills.
One of them was open and we got to walk inside!
After the windmills we went to lunch. Again, I ended up eating two starter courses because they didn’t have vegetarian options. Eating out as a vegetarian in this country is not easy lol!
After lunch we went to a 16th century house (made to look like those times) and were given a tour! This has to be one of my favorite things I have done on this trip! We were allowed to touch and play with everything in the house and I learned so much about how people used to live a long time ago! Amazing!
This is me on an old fashioned birthing chair (Haha makes more sense than laying on a bed. No?)
This is me pretending to curl my hair with an old curling iron. (literally iron that you had to heat)
After the house we all walked to a church and looked around that for a while. All the churches I have seen on this trip are amazing and very wealthy. Lots of extravagant décor. We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside of this one…but it’s not hard to picture.
Back on the bus we drove an hour home….I slept the whole way again.
Once we were dropped off I walked home, put away my laundry, ate dinner, showered and I am so ready for bed!
Highlight of the Day: Playing dress up and seeing the old medical tools that were used in the 16th century!
Food: (Yup, I survived on green beans today lol)