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

Want to know more? here we go!What are our objectives?The objective lies in understanding the potential of entomophagy (i.e. the consumption of insects) to provide an environmentally sustainable solution to malnutrition for communities with low protein intake.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath May 21st 2012

Annie Van Proyen here....This morning we left Dublin by ferry. Though I was excited about leaving the city for a new place, I will certainly miss the friendly, smiling Irish people. I’m sure we will find people equally as wonderful in England, but the Irish hospitality was certainly distinct to their culture. We hopped on a ferry early this morning and departed for Holyhead. We were pleasantly by the accommodations on the ferry. After visiting the outdoor deck and doing our best not to be blown away, many of us enjoyed the comfortable chairs and took a nap. The view of Wales when the boat pulled up to the dock was phenomenal. The beautiful seaside city was surrounded by tall, rocky hills. We then got on a coach headed towards Bath, and we stopped at the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath March 2nd 2012

We started off our France trip with a day trip to Bath. Yes, it seems a bit out of the way to go to Bath first, but we like to be complicated and pack everything in. The reason for Bath is that we were planning to take the overnight ferry from Portsmouth, England to St. Malo, France, and we didn't want to waste a day of our vacation, so we stopped in at Bath for a few hours by bus, and then we took the train from Bath to Portsmouth to catch the ferry. Bath was a beautiful town. Unfortunately we had less time than we thought we had to explore, especially since we had to drop our heavy backpacks off at a hostel to store for the day so we didn't have to lug them ... read more
Exploring the City of Bath
Exploring the City
Elysia Get's Her First Glimpse of the Baths

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath January 22nd 2012

Hi All, A really big thank you to Ms. Pauline Swaby-Wallace of the BEMSCA who allowed me to visit today. This was my main reason for visiting Bath. Fairfield House is the former residence of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia. He lived here while in exile. A really emotional visit for me today, I was shaking literally, to be able to see where H.I.M. lived. It was very moving to be able to walk around H.I.M.'s house and even to go into H.I.M.'s bedroom. A really special moment which I'm finding very difficult to put into words. Enjoy the photos. Jah Bless... read more
Me and Fairfield house
H.I.M.'s room
H.I.M.'s room

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath January 21st 2012

Arrived in Bath without a hitch, I'm so used to long train journeys that a one and a half hour train ride passed in the blink of an eye. The countryside here in the south west of England is really pretty. I took a taxi to the hostel, I didn't fancy lugging my suitcase on the bus. The hostel was in a beautiful old building. The staff were very friendly and helpful. So with an afternoon to kill me and a new found friend, Tara from Canada, went to look around the old Roman Baths. Really interesting and the free audio guide was very useful. The water was lovely and warm, I didn't go in but I did dip my hand in. After a pleasant couple of hours we went and found an Indian restaurant and ... read more
Bath Night
Roman Baths Bath
Roman Baths Bath (1)

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath November 22nd 2011

Over the next two days I checked out Bath, and old Roman-influenced town not too far from Bristol. I knew that it was famous for the Roman baths as well as the Thermae pools. I've never been in any kind of thermal water source before. The Thermae has used Britain's only thermal springs and made public indoor and outdoor set of pools from it. As I got here, the first place I went to after checking in was the Thermae. It was three in the afternoon, so I imagined I wouldn't have time for the Roman baths - which was just for sightseeing, not swimming in. Anyway, I got in, and booked myself a two hour session. I was free to spend that time on any of the three floors - the first floor had the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath September 3rd 2011

HOP ON HOP OFF –SKYLINE TOURS We started out the day with our second Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour – the Skyline Tour. We wound our way up a hill to Bath University. We did a loop around past their immaculate playing fields and their 30,000,000 Pounds Sports Training and Sports Science Centre. Many of Bath’s and England’s top athletes use the facilities as part of their elite programme (30 million seems like a lot of money for a University to invest in a Sports complex but I guess they have done their sums. Bath University is one of two Universities in Bath and apparently rates as one of the best in the UK (behind the BIG TWO of course). From our brief look around it is obviously a very impressive campus. PRIOR PARK Next ... read more
Palladian Bridge

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath September 2nd 2011

The day started with a very nice continental breakfast in the conservatory. We are pretty much English Breakfasted out, so it was great to have a plate of muesli, fruit and a fruit juice. BATH After breakfast we walked down through the Orchard to the canal to head into Bath city centre. The map was a bit ambiguous but we made it in the end. The first part along the canal is a narrow path on the opposite side to the tow path until we reached a bridge which took us across to the other side and the better pathway. It was a little confusing but all in all it wasn’t too bad; we weren’t on a deadline or anything so we poked around until we found the correct exit from the tow path and the ... read more
Sydney Gardens
Rabbit and Pumpkin

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath September 1st 2011

Today it’s the big journey from Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales down to Bath in Somerset – a trip of between 4 and 6 hours depending on traffic. We packed our bags and said our goodbyes to Lindsay and Anne of Park Hill B&B, we had stayed with them for 8 nights and they were fantastic hosts. The B&B is of an extremely good standard, there were lots of little extras and quirky things like the fridge upstairs with an honestly box. We couldn’t have been happier with our accommodations in Skipton. THE JOURNEY But it was off to battle the perils of UK traffic, we made it safely onto the M6 (major road on west side of country) three lanes each way so you would think traffic would flow, no such luck especially around Manchester, ... read more
Great Views
The Wordsworth Suite
The George Entree

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Somerset » Bath August 2nd 2011

Hi everyone, I just wanted to set up a travel blog as an easy way to keep in contact with you all and also its a good way to share pictures etc. I'm leaving in less that a week now so thought I'd have a little test entry before I left! Sadie xxx... read more

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