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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay September 25th 2016

Wow! Jeg tog til Torquay, hvor jeg blev samlet op af Indy, som jeg skulle bo hos. Hun fortalte mig lidt om Torquay og nogen af de steder hun kunne vise mig. Hendes lejlighed var helt fantastisk! Den var så hyggelig indrettet og jeg fik endda mit helt eget værelse! Det var jo luksus! Jeg elsker at couchsurfe! Jeg fik lige lagt mine ting af og fik lidt frokost, inden Indy viste mig rundt i området. Vi startede med at tage til en park, der ligger helt ud til kysten. Det var et fantastisk smukt område. Derefter tog Indy mig over til en anden park, hvor der er en ”gammel by”. Det var et rigtig hyggeligt område. Der var også en sød lille kirke, der var pyntet op. Der var et eller andet over kirken der ... read more
Nyder udsigten over Devon
Nyder udsigten over Devon
Nyder udsigten over Devon

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay June 21st 2015

Today's entry will be short and sweet. I have a lot to process tonight. I'm not sure I could write eloquently about the day just now. We were privileged to get a private meeting with Dean Small whose father spent his life recovering an American tank off the coast of Slapton Sands, that sunk during Exercise Tiger. He built the memorial that stands today. Ken Small wrote a book about Exercise Tiger, that we got copies of today. It was surreal to meet Dean, as viewing him on his website was one of the first legs of my journey. I never thought I would actually have a personal meeting with him. We learned a great deal of history today. After speaking with Dean we walked along the coastline, which is 100% rocks -- smooth, colorful, patterned ... read more
Slapton Sands
Beach front

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay March 9th 2013

I'm off on my big adventure tomorrow sunday {mothers day} 10th March 2103 get the train from Torquay to Heathrow at "pm... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay February 10th 2013

First of all thanks to ALL of you (well 2 of you actually - Dick and Sandie from Canada!!!) who vocally and insistently demanded the return of the Hoggtrotters Blog!! OK - I am persuaded!! I know I didn't quite get around to finishing the last blog - Cook Islands and California are still missing - but I may complete these once Janie and I are underway on The Hoggtrotters, Chapter 2 - Trot On ...!!! Must admit I feel quite frisky since consuming that Findus Lasagne!! It's been an interesting and nerve wracking last few days to say the least!! We were due to leave dear old 'Blighty' last Tuesday heading for Ho Chi Minh City and the Tet (New Year's Celebrations). Unfortunately, 24 hours before our departure Janie exclaimed 'Aggh!' The 'Aggh' quickly developed ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay April 9th 2012

IN ENGLISH London to Torquay, Devon, UK: 219.4 miles on the way out & 197.4 miles on the way back 6-9 April 2012 As I (Nelly) wanted to gain more riding experience, we decided to travel on two bikes for this long bank holiday weekend. The first leg of the journey was going to be on the M4 west to Bristol and then on the M5 south to Exeter + a bit of A roads to Torquay our final destination. All went well, despite tiredness and feeling achy; we stop several times to rest and arrived in Torquay at 6pm. We had made a reservation at the Robin Hill B&B which turned out to be a lovely place. One small inconvenient: the driveway to the hotel entrance goes up on a steep hill and John had ... read more
on the motorway
bikers awareness in Torquay
Robin Hill hotel, Torquay

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay May 14th 2010

G'day!!! First we'd like to thank you all for subscribing to the blog - hope everybody is well? As most of you are aware, we are still waiting for our Aussie Visa's to come through, so we have decided to do some travelling along the way. Our first stop being Auckland in New Zealand, where we will meet up with our good friends Matt (Smiler) & Kate (Wheels). The 4 of us have hired a beast of a campervan to do a tour of the Kiwi Country, so yes we've joined the Caravan Club!!! All our goodbye's and farewells have been said - just a few last minute bits to try and fit into our backpacks!!! Our Leaving party was great, thanks to all that came along - a cracking night was had by all!!! A ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay December 26th 2009

With all injections complete, various vital equipment bought and much knowledge gained about Peru, I feel ready to go. Just as well, departure from England will take place in less than two weeks. I was asked what comforts I would be taking with me in addition to the packing list. I don't think I'll be needing comforts. All the volunteers, I'm sure, will be enough nice reminders of what England is like. We will all see the differences between cultures, find certain aspects of Peruvian culture strange perhaps, and be intrigued by something that a Peruvian (obviously) would take as a normal thing. So by experiencing this all as a group from the same culture, we can support one another fully. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay August 1st 2009

Saturday 1st August In search of Basil in Torquay Today we are off to visit and stay in a town that has been top of our list since 1975 and that wonderful TV series Fawlty Towers.For those readers who don’t know it and haven’t seen Basil and Sybil try to run the perfect British seaside hotel then you have missed classic comedy at its very best.Basil played by John Cleese is a bumbling but very likeable hotel owner while Sybil,his wife(played by a name that just escapes me for the moment)is ‘a would be if she could be’type and tries to keep Basil in order.Together with a Spanish porter and various guests they create mayhem in each half hour programme. Anyway its not that we expect to find that the proprietors of our hotel tonight will ... read more
Dartmoor
All the fun of the fair,Paigton
Still too cold to swim!!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay August 11th 2008

NAME: JI HOON 8.5 I WOKE UP AT 9:00 O’CLOCK. I’M VERYLATE. I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M VERY LATE. KI YEON AND ME, YESTERDAY WE WENT TO BED AT 11:00 O’CLOCK. I HAD BREAKFAST. BREAKFAST WAS BACON, AND EGG. YESTERDAY BACON WAS TOO MUCH SALT IN THE BACON. BUT TODAY WAS BACONIS NOT TOO SALTY IN THE BACON. BACON WAS VERY GOOD. EGG WAS SO SO. TIEM SAID TODAY WAS FREE DAY. I’M VERY HAPPY. I THINK EVERYONE WAS EXTREMELY HAPPY NOW. WE TAKE A BUS. IT’S A LONG WALK TO THE BUS STOP. WE TAKE BUS TODAY. WE WENT TO MANY GIFT SHOPS. WE BUY MANY GIFTS. I’M FINISHED BUYING GIFTS. BUT, NOW I HAVE £40. but I’m FINISHED MY MOM, DAD…EVERYONE’S GIFTS FINISH. I’M HAPPY. I EAT LUNCH. LUNCH WAS SANDWICH AND CRISPS. SANDWICH ... read more
Shawn and Hugo playing games on Torquay seafront
Ki Yeon on Torquay beach
Sang Hyuk on Torquay beach

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Devon » Torquay August 10th 2008

NAME: sang hack. 2008, 8, 2, sat I wake up at 7:30. I’m very tierd. I’m don’t eat a break fast. I’m extreme n e r y h u g r y. I take a shower and and wash my hair. I ‘ m ex t re me n e r y clean. I’m ex t re me n e r y happy. We take a train and subway. We take double floor bus. We take bus in five hours. It is an extremely long time. I take a taxi. We go to a swimming pool. It is very deep. Left is very deep and right is shallow. I play in the shallow end. I swim and play water basketball. It is very funny. I buy chocolate milk, it is delicious and sweet. Today is extremely ... read more
Human Knot
Balance the SeeSaw
Puzzle Game




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