24 hours in Charleston
Charleston – South Carolina, Monday 18th July 2016
post by : Alice
Â CHARLESTON, FINALLY
As you might have read, our journey from Washington Dc to Charleston was quite the ride! And it wasn’t totally over as we only had around 24 hours in Charleston.
Anyway, we called a cab to get us to the hostel we had booked. Actually, the hostel – the only one in town, called “not-so hostel” – had emailed us a list of numbers to schedule a taxi etc. but of course we didn’t do it ahead of time (because why not… ahem) so it was quite funny (sarcasm) to have to do it last minute. Simone called and although he was sure he booked it, he wasn’t sure of when it was supposed to arrive.
EXPERIENCING HOSTEL AND BAD WEATHER IN CHARLESTON
It was hard for us to get a move on and get out of the house but we HAD to. The check-in was at 5pm, so we had 8 hours to kill before we could get in the room. Really not the best when you spent the last two days in a bus crucially lacking in the showerÂdepartment ! But hell, what it was was breakfast time. A quick check on google told us there was a vegan place around the corner (basically). Perfect ! So we had some delicious food at Gnome Café while deciding what to do.
If we could have, we’d have taken a big fat nap, but we couldn’t. Simone was actually falling asleep nose-first in his coffee while I was
about to get a nervous breakdown any second running on nervous energy.
CHECK-IN TIME – maybe
However, the matter was dealt with pretty quickly in the end, and finally being able to lay on the bed for a few minutes was divine…
CHARLESTON CITY CENTER
The streets in Charleston are pretty dark come night-time and it gave it quite the spooky haunted atmosphere that we were expecting.
It would definitely have been nice to see this during the day but with only 24 hours in Charleston and our previous fatigue, we were pretty content with our experience.