Travel Stories

Bristol Again

Bristol Bridge of Mist

Brycgstow, “the place at the bridge.” I ended up in Bristol for a couple days after Wales as an interim stop before Brussels. I am so glad I made it back. Just a couple weeks ago, Bristol became the European Green Capital. This week they started several attractions to commemorate the occasion. Between that, taking a fabulous free walking tour …

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Wales

Host in Welsh Countryside

Wales is a land of stunning beauty. It hardly compares to England, which has been largely industrialized. Even the colleges in Wales, especially Prifysgol Bangor (Bangor University) is a marvelous work of art. Aberystwyth is a charming community on the western waterfront, and I felt like a kid again running through the ruins of the castle on the beach. While I have …

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Exploring the Roman Baths in…Bath, England

Bath Abbey

The next stop on my journey after Brighton was Bath. As I was unable to find a host in Bath itself, I spent four nights with two different hosts in Bristol, 12 miles away from Bath, and was able to spend a full day in Bath itself. I’m glad I stayed in Bristol, as that is a great city to …

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How I Accidentally Arrived in my Favorite city in England

Brighton Royal Pavilion

Wow. I accidentally arrived in Brighton. Perhaps you could just imagined me giggling and purring for the next fifteen minutes as a substitute for this blog post. But here’s the fun story anyway. I suppose I should give a word of warning about Brighton for travelers. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave. Maybe this is what all European cities are like. I …

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London: My Arrival in the World’s Most Visited City

The Shard and London Bridge

Wow. Where to begin? Started my journey visiting one of the greatest cities in the world. I have so much to say about London. I mentioned my arrival and the first day through the city in my last post. Here’s the rest. I got up bright and early on Friday morning and took the bus back to central London from Golders …

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