July 5th (Day 1) Flight from JFK, New York to Shannon, Ireland. Train (?) or bus to Killarney. Stay the night in a hostel in Killarney.
July 6th (Day 2) Spend the day looking for 4-leaf clovers in Killarney, see the Killarney National Park.
July 7th (Day 3) Train (?) or bus to Cork, Ireland. Flight (ryanair)from Cork to Gatwick airport in London, England. Bus to Luton airport in London, England. Flight (easyjet) from Luton to Charles de Gaulle, Paris, France. Hostel near airport.
July 8th (Day 4) Train into center of Paris, explore, hostel in Paris (Montmartre?)
July 9th (Day 5) Day in Paris (Louvre)
July 10th (Day 6) Day in Paris (Eiffel Tower/Catacombs)
July 11th (Day 7) Day in Paris (relaxing), evening get a night-train to Brussels (Thalys?) (Want to sleep the night on the train)
July 12th (Day 8) Day in Brussels (exploring). Stay the night in hostel (Centre Vincent Van Gogh?)
July 13th (Day 9)
So yes. That was as far as we got. For the English folks who want to meet us in Ireland, this would work out really well, because it's only about 17 euros for the flight from cork to gatwick, only a few for the bus to luton, and then only about 21 pounds for the flight from luton to paris. It's a whole day of traveling, but it saves us alot of time and money in the long run...
Who is meeting us in Ireland? If the English boys (all 3? 2? 1?) meet us the day we arrive in Ireland, that'd be fun, and wouldn't put them out too much money (we're only spending one day there so we can hit dublin on the way back for a day and not have to go back and forth from one side of ireland to the other trying to reach airports)
And yes. Americans, everyone be sure you can go with me to the card place.
OH! European people! You have to get these!! http://www.istc.org/sisp/index.htm?fx=i
Even if you're not a student (Matt, darren, Kinders, Thom?, Hale/Svjena?), you can still get an 'under 26' card which works the same way. And if you don't have a passport...GOTTA GET ONE!
So what does everyone think?