Jess and I caught an early morning train to Birmingham this morning. We wanted to get out of London for the weekend and go somewhere we had not been before. We walked through the city in search of tonight's hostel. We came across the information centre and picked up a map and brochures. Once we knew where we were staying we decided to visit the Birmingham Nature Reserve. To get there we had to catch a local bus. It was a bit embarrassing asking the young bus driver where we had to get off. He was nice and made an announcement for us when we got the right stop. The nature reserve was fun, but pretty miserable. There were many animals that seemed sad, lacked space or were not usually found in this climate.
We caught the bus back to the centre of town and after lunch went for a walk along the canal. Spent the rest of the cold afternoon indoors at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. There was a lot to see in here and quite interesting. After we had Chinese for dinner, thought it was best we went back to the hostel, especially before it