Well, I am off to the UK Sept 2015... not sure what my next plan is: Never travelled along but I am not getting any younger, I am heading to the club to get fit, to carry that "bag" 
Good Luck!
:D Good for you..have been travelling alone for a few years now and it is liberating. You make decisions on what you do and when! if anything!!
suggest you look at a backpack...easier that suitecase on trains/bus and steps of all sorts.

Enjoy,

M (Ireland) 
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