Day 8: Orlando – The Outlet Village

Day 8: Orlando – The Outlet Village

Today was pencilled in as a rest day with no agenda. This was fortunate as a car alarm outside gave a fairly restless night.

We tried out one of a International Drive’s many $3.99 breakfast buffets, which for the cost of a McDonalds muffin we could help ourselves to pancakes, fruit, cereal and hot items. Expectedly, it’s not an amazing place to look at, but the variety is much better than the bagel back at the hotel. They actually serve evening meals as well – although you must be a complete cheapskate to go there. I suggest it, but Stew isn’t keen.

We’d seen an outlet village advertised out buses, and after a peak on line headed down. The selection of shops was jaw dropping. GAP, Diesel, Nike, Adidas and hundreds of other stores with up to 60% discount. Even the non-discounted items were much cheaper than the UK.

Universal and the outlet village were the first places in a week where we’d heard other British people.

A couple of hours turned in to the whole day and we both came back with several bags having spent an embarrassingly small amount of money. I might have to rent some of my suitcase space to Stew on the way home.

We Googled ‘good restaurants on international drive’ and the result was Tony Roma’s – about 20 mins walk from the hotel. A few beers and we wrap up a fairly relaxing day in preparation for a fairly solid day of driving tomorrow.

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