Sorry I didn’t post sooner! Wifi at all the hostels was spotty, so I decided to wait to do these posts to avoid headache.
We arrived in York just after lunchtime on Monday, June 17. All 14 of us walked to the hostel ( which we were unaware of its location ) with our large suitcases ad eager attitudes. It was a beautiful day, so no one complained about the walk there. After a good ten minutes, we found our hostel, right in the middle of many shops and parlors, across the street from an old church. It was exactly where we needed to be. We got there and found out three girls had to room with our “token” guy, Nick, because they didn’t have space to give him his own room. So Emily, Amy, and myself volunteered to room with him. We were in the basement and the rest of the group was on the “second” floor ( actually third, but they don’t count the ground floor ). Right when we got there we all wanted to explore and see the city. We went to gift shops, pastry shops, all the works and really began to fall in love with the city.
After walking around for a while, we decided we should check out the free train museum that wasn’t too far from the hostel. We were meeting for dinner that night around 6, so we had plenty of time. It was a really neat place. We looked at the royal trains and what those looked like on the inside. I was mainly excited about taking loads of pictures, which will be uploaded as soon as possible! That night we ate at “AskItalian”. It was one tasty meal. We had a sassy waitress that was hilarious and we each got a really filling meal.
The bathrooms in the hostel were small. I mean REALLY small. It could be compared to the size of an airplane bathroom, with a shower. I had to turn it off and then back on just to properly wash my hair/body. However, it had comfy couches, wifi close to the room, and a good amount of space for the people within the rooms.
The next day we visited the York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum. The castle museum was AWESOME! Being the hands on learner that I am, I got to play with loads of objects and walk through old streets and shops. Its mainly designed for kids, but I loved every second of it. The Yorkshire Museum was alright. It had hands on activities, but not as many as the castle museum. It was a lot of interesting artifacts, but majority of the time I was waiting to go outside and explore the city more. We also got to see York Minster and have a lecture about slavery while in York! It was interesting.
We took a boat tour, which is always one of my favorite things to do and we tried a lot of new foods. We listened to street bands, ( check out The Y Street Band, they’re amazing!! ) and we did a lot, a lot, a lot of shopping.
The last day in York was my 20th birthday! Everyone made it so special even though we had class and were traveling that day. It was easily one of my best birthdays.
Then, like a blink of an eye, we were off to Liverpool.
( York is my favorite place on this planet )