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    • Day4

      Merke, parke nie falschrum am Hang.

      May 9, 2022 in England ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      Gestern Nacht die günstigste Übernachtung ever gefunden. Ne mega coole schöne Jugendherberge. Das mit dem Tanken war nur ein Werbegag für Rominger & Blaier 😂👍🏻🇬🇧 Und wir hatten ja Sabine dabei.

      Traveler

      😂😂

      5/22/22Reply
       
    • Day2

      Am 2. Tag Zwischenstation in Bath

      May 8, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Bath ist eine herrliche Stadt in der Nähe von Bristol. Wie der Name schon sagt, gibt es in Bath viele Bäder, die von den Römern erschaffen wurden und heute noch existieren. Bei dem sonnigen Wetter wirkt die Stadt noch viel schöner.Read more

    • Day76

      75ème étape ~ Bath (jour 2)

      October 17, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Nous profitons d’une deuxième journée à Bath pour aller nous détendre aux bains thermaux.
      Il s’agit des seuls sources d’eaux chaudes naturelles d’Angleterre.
      Les photos n’y étaient pas autorisées malheureusement. 😣
      Petit rafraîchissement capillaire et barbaire pour Florian.
      Puis nous nous sommes baladés et avons mangé note pic-nic sur une superbe place accompagné d’un trompettiste.
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      Traveler

      Oh c'est magnifique !

      10/18/22Reply
      Toietmoiegalvoyage

      🥰🥰

      10/18/22Reply
      Traveler

      c'est juste magnifique. quelle chance de pouvoir visiter tous ces lieux merveilleux

      10/18/22Reply
      Toietmoiegalvoyage

      Tu reconnais la chanson Nonna ? Un petit indice, j'adore le groupe grâce à toi

      10/18/22Reply
       
    • Day4

      Bath

      May 2, 2022 in England ⋅ ☁️ 55 °F

      Jamie, our guide, took us on a walking tour of the old part of Bath this morning. I am amazed that pretty much the entire city is built with the honey-colored Bath stone back in the Georgian period from early 1700’s to mid 1800’s. And there really are lots of buildings made in shape of circles and semicircles. But over time all the beautiful Bath stone turns darker brown and black.

      We visited the Roman Baths which dates back to Roman times….43 A.D. They took baths in the hot bubbly mineral springs and believed in its healing powers. Thus, the name of the city! You can’t swim in it anymore, but you can drink the water with about 43 minerals in it, so I did have a glass and am waiting to heal and feel rejuvenated!

      I walked through the Abbey Church which was built about 500 years ago. With all the stained glass it has a nickname of “Lantern of the West”.

      We ate a light lunch at the world famous tea and eating house which is supposedly the oldest house in Bath. It’s the rival of the Bath Bun from yesterday. It was very different, but also delicious. It’s hard to describe…part bun, part bread, part cake and you order it toasted with sweet or savory toppings. We shared and had honey cinnamon with clotted cream and also melted brie with cranberry sauce…wow! Tea is the drink of Great Britain. Funny, but I asked if they had ice tea. She volunteered and said she had never made it but would try!

      Rebecca and another person went to the thermal spa, so I just wandered around town. I walked way too much…my phone recorded 7 miles, which I believe. I wanted to roll down the sidewalk the last 1/2 mile! I refuse to go far for dinner, so we’re heading to the Hop Pole, a popular pub, where I’m getting a much deserved cheeseburger tonight!
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      Beautiful pics-showed and read everything to Jack. Dolores in bed again, will read to her when she gets back up. [Debbie]

      5/2/22Reply

      That ceiling of Abbey Church is awesome [David]

      5/2/22Reply

      It's all so beautiful. Love the pics. ❤ [Marcia]

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    • Day5

      Glastonbury and Wells

      May 3, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 59 °F

      Road trip today. We had a quick stop at Cheddar Gorge. We then visited the mystical town of Glastonbury to see the ruins of the Glastonbury Abbey, one of the earliest Christian sites in England. The Reformation period evidently left lots of vestiges across the land. This abbey is also the legendary resting place of King Arthur and Genevieve. I guess monks in the 12th century claimed to have discovered the grave…LOL! Jamie, our guide, furnished a picnic on the abbey grounds where we sampled English hard cider, Scotch eggs, sausage pies, a selection of cheddar and French cheeses and an English dessert called Victoria sponge cake which was truly fabulous. The Scotch egg and sausage pie were on my list to try. Basically it’s a boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat, covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. It’s like a national dish of Great Britain. Glad I didn’t order either of them in a restaurant!

      Next we drove to the smallest city in England with a population of 12,000. It has always been considered a city because it has a cathedral. The Wells Cathedral, built 850 years ago, is quite impressive and Prince Charles’ favorite. I really liked it, too. The nave is very different and actually has a modern look with its scissored arches and open circles that look like owl eyes.

      Rebecca and I went to the Royal Theater this evening to see Crazy for You, a musical with Gershwin music…very enjoyable. We’re leaving Bath tomorrow morning and heading to the Cotswolds.
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      Traveler

      This is a great picture - I love the angle you used

      5/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      That tree is gorgeous

      5/3/22Reply
      Traveler

      Beautiful pictures

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    • Day75

      75ème étape ~ Bath (jour 1)

      October 16, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Nous arrivons a Bath lors du semi-marathon, le centre ville étant fermé à la circulation, nous nous parquons à l’extérieur. Nous trouvons un parking d’un pub. Nous pouvons y stationner si nous y mangeons, ce que nous faisons avec plaisir. 🍽️
      Puis nous allons visiter la ville, nous prenons le thé dans le salon de thé Jane Austen.
      Nous avons fini la journée avec un plateau apéritif dînatoire devant la série 🥰
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      Traveler

      avec tout ce thé, au retour,vous entrez au home ou vous aurez l'accent anglais

      10/17/22Reply
      Toietmoiegalvoyage

      On préfère la deuxième option 😂

      10/17/22Reply
      Traveler

      j'adore la vaisselle des salons de thé. it's so British.

      10/17/22Reply
      Toietmoiegalvoyage

      I love too 🥰

      10/17/22Reply
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    • Day3

      Thermae Bath Spa

      May 9, 2022 in England ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      When in Rome do as the Romans do.

      2,000 years ago, the Celts and Romans took advantage of Bath’s naturally heated, mineral-rich waters – the only such place in Britain. Today, visitors to Bath can enjoy those very same warm waters at the Thermae Bath Spa, nestled in the heart of the city.Read more

    • Day24

      Bath

      August 3, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Goedemorgen Bath!

      Gister heb ik de bekendste bezienswaardigheden gezien van Bath.
      Hierom besluit ik in de ochtend rustig aan te doen.
      Ik drink een kopje koffie en ga alle leuke (kleding)winkels af.

      Om 12:30 ga ik terug naar mijn hostel waar ik met Emile afspreek om te gaan wandelen.
      We wandelen naar een park waar je het mooiste uitzicht van Bath kan zien, de wandeling duurt totaal 3 uur.

      Om 16:15 komen we terug aan in het hostel waar we voor de happy hour naar de bar gaan.
      Hier spelen we met een aantal mensen uit het hostel spelletjes en eten snacks.

      De rest van de avond zitten we in de bar, drinken drankjes. Om 21:30 begint de karaoke avond, hier hebben we veel gelachen.
      Om 00:00 ga ik weer naar bed!
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      Traveler

      mooi uitzicht

      8/5/22Reply
      Traveler

      🫶🏼

      8/9/22Reply
      Traveler

      Hmmm… some Pizza 🤤🤤🤤

      8/6/22Reply
       
    • Day6

      Bath

      June 9, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

      Traveled to the city of Bath for 2 days. We enjoyed wandering around town.. this included shopping and seeing the famous Pulteney bridge. We also visited the Roman Baths, took a double decker bus tour to the Royal Crescent and ended the night in Bath’s oldest pub.Read more

    • Day31

      Romans, Georgians and Jane Austen

      September 26, 2022 in England ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Today, we were up early and ready to drive to Bath. It's not far from Bristol, maybe 50 minutes by car, so we had a leisurely drive, only challenged by finding the right place to park and how to pay for it. We did not get this last part quite correct and ended up with a £50 fine which I have disputed on good grounds. I await the verdict.

      Bath is amazing. What a day! We had an 11am walking tour of the city already booked and we met our fabulous guide, Charlotte, from Newcastle upon Tyne, in the square, just along from the Pump Room at the front door of Bath Abbey.

      Charlotte's tour took us around the outside of the Abbey to a statue of Blodad, a mythical king of Britain who supposedly found the healing properties of the spring waters that come up through the earth in Bath. It was a great story; leprosy, herd of pigs, mud, waters, healing, bang let's build a city here.

      From here we saw the Pulteney Bridge, one of four in Europe, that has shops either side of it. It actually looks better from the side rather than down it, as you wouldn't even know you were crossing a bridge by going over it. It just looks like the street either side of it. But from the side, it is beautiful arched stone bridge. The River Avon runs underneath and is just lovely to watch.

      Our tour then took us into the heart of the old city to look at different architecture, especially by a fellow called John Wood, then ultimately up to the Circus, the famous circle of homes around a park. Wood set all manner of Masonic emblems into the layout. The centre of the little wood in the middle of the Circus allows a single clap to be echoed in a magical way so that it comes back almost as loud as when it went forth. I tried it and gained the approbation of the nodding participants of our tour who were clearly impressed with my echo adroitness.

      Just around from the Circus, we went to the even more famous Royal Crescent. Its Georgian mansions stand tall in a majestic semi-circle, seeming to say, "You dare knock on my door, Urchin? Be off with you." The Royal Crescent is always used for movies set in Bath so you've probably seen it in some of the Jane Austen adaptations. We walked back down to the city via the special gravel path that the Georgian high society requested so they would have an easier way back down the hill to the city. It is exactly where Captain Wentworth proposed to Anne Elliot in Austen's novel Persuasion which I only just re-read prior to our coming to the UK. In fact, the recent movie filmed the proposal on the actual gravel path here in Bath. And I was standing on it. So touristy! But pretty cool huh.

      Our guided tour was over but for one last look at at an Austenian place of interest. In Trim Street, Jane Austen and family lived as their last base in Bath. Apparently, she did not like the city. Too noisy, too rambunctious. Still, it was nice to see where she lived for a while.

      After our tour ended, our ticket price included the Roman Baths. Now I have to say that I was not prepared to be as blown away by the Roman Bath as I was. Its antiquity goes back to Roman Britain, Britannia, and it was used by the Romans as not only a major bath house, but its adjacent temple to Sulis Minerva served as part of their religion too. The Temple is gone, but the bath remains in all its Roman glory.

      You step out firrst up on the upper floor, a surrounding walkway, and gaze down upon it beneath you. All around you are statues of Roman emperors, starting with Julius Caesar, not quite an emperor, and ending down the other end of this vast rectangle with Hadrian and Constantine.

      Ultimately, you make your way down various stairs and through various rooms with museum treasures and explanations down to the level where the Romans would walk into the water. You can't bathe in it today, but the water is very warm and bubbles up from a natural spring from rain that fell ten thousand years ago. You can see the natural spring and you can see the engineering prowess of the Romans to have it pumped through into the bath and some of the heat into sauna-type rooms. Simply amazing. I must say the Roman Baths are not just very clever, they are also very beautiful to look at. I ended up buying a water-colour of them in the shop.

      A quick look through the Abbey followed. Beautiful, old, interesting, lots of people just sitting around in there looking and thinking. The vaulted ceilings, a vanilla coloured light spectacular. Angel statues playing musical instruments. Lunch in a Bath cafe called Rosarios, then home to Bristol where we had a walk, Chris had a barber's appointment, then we had a drink at the Bank Tavern, a little out of the way pub down one of the side-streets before treating ourselves tonight to our first real take-away meal since arriving, KFC. A delicious and familiar taste. A wonderful day I will never forget.
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      Traveler

      Glad you enjoyed Bath. We have good memories of our time there.Hope your foot improves Chris xx

      9/26/22Reply
      Traveler

      I feel like we could spend a month in Bath and not get bored. We might gain weight, but we would not be unhappy. I heard that Nicholas Cage owned a place in the Royal Crescent until recently, but they kicked him out because he wouldn't pay his taxes. Ha!

      9/26/22Reply
       

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