Blogs from Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 4


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath May 10th 2013

An diesem Tag bin ich von London mit dem Zug nach Bath gefahren. Dabei habe ich den Interrail-Pass für Großbritannien benutzt. Der Reiseführer für die Reise war mal wieder der bewährte Lonely Planet und Bath stand als Attraktion ganz oben auf der Liste. Mein Hotel in Bath war nicht weit vom Bahnhof und nach kurzer Zeit bin ich auch schon in dder Stadt herumgewandert. Dabei habe ich mir Bath Abbey angesehen und stand vor dem römischen Bad, welches ich mir für den folgenden Tag aufgehoben habe. Schließlich war ich noch im Starbucks und habe mir anschließend etwas zu Essen gekauft.... read more
In der Bath Abbey.
Der Eingang zum römischen Bad.
Flussufer des Avon.

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath April 28th 2013

This entry seeks to describe a typical day on the road. Granted, there has been no such animal thus far. We've had easy days (precious few) and tough, laborious days (quite a few) so a typical day will sort of be a leveling out of the two types. I wake up about 7 o'clock. I start packing the panniers, shaving, washing up and gently shake Karen awake. She responds slowly, complains about aching muscles and, in a tremelous voice, utters her need for COFFEE. The day has begun. We've spent the night in a luxurious B & B and so it's downstairs for the FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST. We meet Kit and Kathy downstairs and remark to each other the usual niceties. After the hostess has served us the whole thing Karen whips out a plastic ziplock ... read more
Picnic lunch overlooking Chulmleigh
Thatch roof just into Somerset
Lounging on a swing chair of willow

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath April 7th 2013

Welcome to the City of Bath ! The first of my escapades around England took me to a place I so long awaited to discover being a fan of Jane Austen's novels and fine 18th century architecture, and I must say that Bath and its many charms truly enchanted me. My first glimpse of the town was a stunning view over the river and one of the most charming bridges I have ever seen. Then a stroll through the town took me from the Roman Bath to the beautifully preserved historic part of the town where almost every building is an enchantment in itself. After a spot of lunch at Sally Lun's, I embarked on the City Sightseeing Bus which took me around the town to the Royal Circus, the Royal Crescent and beyond up the ... read more
Bath 2
Bath 3
Bath 4

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath March 9th 2013

Bath will hold a special place in my heart as the one where my loved one travels with me for the first time (together with my friends) in the UK, and celebrating my birthday in the city. A surprise ‘parcel’, who arrived in Loughborough where I’m studying, she gave me a huge surprise turning up at my place (after colluding with friends) and even better, joining us on this trip to Bath. And so, after a few train rides, we arrived at the city, which gives us a different vibe from those we’ve been to thus far. “Just a different feeling” was the common acknowledgement of our first impression. As we checked into the hostel, we took our time wandering around, searching for the well-known Sally Lunn Bun first. Didn’t get to try it though, as ... read more
The Abbey
St Michael's Cathedral
Guildhall and Market

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 11th 2012

Yet again, our choice was Discover Dorset tours to explore Bath. Their walking tours are good and their tours start from Bournemouth. Bath is famous for its Roman Baths – the hot water spring baths. We were picked up by the Discover Dorset tour mini bus at the Bournemouth station. There were already other tourists in the bus from different countries. We then headed off towards Bath. Arriving in Bath, we walked straight towards The Royal Crescent. It gets its name because of its shape. A perfect crescent with windows on its walls – a great symmetrical architecture, I must say! I wondered what those windows and doors on its wall were. Our Discover Dorset walking tour guide, Jim, told the history of the crescent. It is a row of 30 terraced houses ! After standing ... read more
Walkng towards the Crescent
The Circus
The Circus

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath September 1st 2012

Landing at Heathrow was a little late since they sent us round a couple of times before we could land. But eventually we found our luggage. Now on to our rental car; Advantage rentals doesn't have a desk at the airport and no sign telling us how to find them. The helpful person at the tourist information desk made a phone call. We made our way to a lot at the back of Hertz finding a used trailer and about 6 cars. We were able to rent a Vauxhall that isn't as small as we had ordered but it is OK. Our next adventure was driving on the other side of the road... at 60+mph... during Monday late afternoon traffic... As a good friend of mine says, HOLY CROW... It was scary as a passenger at ... read more
raven ales ciders
Raven food menu
Raven food 2

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath August 12th 2012

I've survived! 6 weeks working at the OU are over and I didn't go completely bonkers! There I was at Heathrow- the bags were pacled, the money was secured and I wasn't hungover. It felt like a good day to be alive :) Or so i thought. Ok, so the day wasn't terrible but long haul flights really drain a guy! The food was ok, the films pretty ace (The Expendables! The Shawshank Redemption!) but sleep was minimal. Tunrs out the booze on the flight was free too but no rum. No Mojito :( I was strange to think I had been to Delhi, albeit very breifly, and then I happened to find myself in Bangkok. Incidently, security at Bangkok airport is as quick and efficient as London! Bangkok is like a more modern and cleaner ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath August 8th 2012

And so it begins. My attempt to stave off the real world for as long as possible. The last few days working in Bath for the OU have been a blurry panic of packing and vodka. Mostly vodka. In fact I've done no packing but panic buying things to try to teach kids. I guess this is a good time to introduce what I'm doing. This is my story. Back in the heady days of October 2011 (what does heady even mean??) I decided that I hadn't made the best use of University opportunities (UNAY UNAY). 2 months later I had applied and succefully obtained a place on DUCK's expedition to Cambodia. Originally, it was Jordan I had aspired to travel to but that clashed with graduation. Graduation is a whole other story, suffice to say ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath July 17th 2012

Today, we visited Wells & Bath. In Wells, the famous Wells Cathedral was advised to visited. Bath is known about it Roman Baths. The old Romans build a whole temple complex around a geothermal spring. So, this day was full of (historical) culture. Around 9 am we left with the bus to Wells. Wells, is the smallest city (not a town!) in England, but also famous about its Cathedral. This cathedral is ornate with 300 sculptress, whereas 150 of them are life-size. The building of this cathedral started in 1175. However, historians think that at the year of 705 another church stood on this place. And the entrance was free, however a photo permit was 3 pounds. We bought one. Again, this cathedral was big, and similar "gothic" building. We took the stairs "Chapter House Steps" ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath July 1st 2012

There is an increasing amount of research concerning edible insects. The following ted video is a great introduction to the advantages of entomophagy (the consumption of insects as food). In fact, it's what got us hooked on in teh first place! read more

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