United Kingdom
East Hampshire

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  • Day25

    Bern's Big Day Out

    August 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Today is “we will go wherever you want Bern day.”

    So a difficult 6 minute drive to Chawton where Jane Austin lived with her mother and sister for much of her writing life. Lovely little village, lots of thatch and moss roofs.

    We were early so sat in the park in the sun so we had a good run at the ticket office.

    Not sure what the locals make if all this. Although I’m sure some of them don’t mind as the only cafe in the place wouldn’t be here without the museum.

    Question, why is the cafe called Cassandra’s Cup?
    Bonus points for correct answers.

    Was a toss up who opened first the cafe or the museum. Cafe won by 39 secs and it was scones and cream. If only the coffee worked...Alas.

    Great little museum.

    Walk up a pleasant road to Chawton House where Janes’s brother lived. Church on the estate of course .

    All very civilised and when you are that early there are no crowds, just keen groupies.
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  • Day4

    London - Day 1

    May 21, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    PJ met me at Paddington and we took the Tube to Waterloo (with a stop on the way at Baker Street to visit Sherlock Holmes at 221B), so i could store my bag for a few hours while we did some sightseeing. As some might have guessed, i needed a snack before continuing on the next leg of the journal, so my first meal in England was a roast beef and horseradish mayo sandwich from Marks & Spencer... Hit the spot!

    From Waterloo we walked to check out the London Eye (giant ferris wheel with views of London), MI6 (for some James Bond experience), Big Ben and Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. Then it was on to Trafalger Square and the Museum of Natural History. I took a lot of pictures, but they're on the camera, so uploading will have to wait.

    Thanks so much to PJ (aka Pierre) and hia house mates for putting me up for a couple of nights! We went for dinner to the Ivy House for some traditional English fare: fish (yes, i went there) and chips AND steak and kidney pie... Both were terrific!

    It's now time to pack it in... I only slept for about 5 hours on the plane and it's now 11pm local time. Good night for tonight!
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  • Day5

    London - Day 2

    May 22, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Well, a bit of a later start today, but trying to minimize jet lag... Fingers crossed! Tea and crumpets for breakfast in Alton, then a serious trek into London via bus and train. The train was shut down for part of the route after someone hit one of the bridges during a police chase and they're required to inspect the bridge for safety reasons after such an incident - fair enough.

    Once in London, we grabbed some sausage rolls for sustenance and carried on the Abbey Road in a very posh area of London. We were then off to Buckingham Palace (her majesty was unavailable, but her guards changed), Piccadilly Circus (not even a full roundabout, but tourist haven instead), and finally Tower Bridge (the famous one that many think is called London Bridge).

    Tomorrow, I'll make my way into London, without PJ as my guide I might add, to meet my Contiki family for the next 47 days at the Royal National Hotel.
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  • Day22

    Hen and Chicken Restaurant, Froyle, UK

    July 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    I have been having a bit of trouble at times finding food I like in England. I'm not a fan of lamb, rabbit, duck or fish so when we saw a place called Hen and Chicken we thought I might be fine. It was also a carvery which we have learned is a good thing. It's basically like a good quality country style buffet but you only go through once. It's not unlimited. Tonight's choices were beef, turkey and pork!Read more

  • Day9

    GO WEST !!! Teil 2

    September 23, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nach der Teepause in Chartwell geht es weiter nach Westen. Auf der Weiterfahrt gibt es jede Menge nice views behind the blöden bushes.....
    Bei der Suche nach unseren Hotels in Alton: Adventure in Hampshire!!!! 2 Navis spinnen und wir müssen ein Dirt Road fahren, 3 Handys mit leerem Akku helfen da auch nicht weiter. In Michis Hotel "The Swan Hotel" gibt es zum Trost leckeres Abendessen; Anita und ich nehmen in unserem Hotel "The White Hart" noch einen Absacker ein.

    Der Zwischstopp war natürlich mit Bedacht gewählt. In der Nähe in Chawton finden wir das Jane Austen House, in dem Jane ihre letzten Jahre verbracht hat. Wir schlendern durch Haus und Garten die sonne scheint, wir vergessen die Zeit.

    Den Rest des Tages verbringen wir dafür im Stau mit Stop and Go. Erst gegen 19.00 Uhr kommen wir in Crackington Haven bei unserem Ferianhaus "Pen Cliff" an. Es blieb nur noch Zeit für Abendessen im "Coombe Barton"
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