Prologue: this trip is all about the market towns!

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Colourful timber houses in Lavenham

For those of my travbuddy friends who probably didn't realise the last decade or so, I love the UK! For those mates of mine and regulars to my blogs, I'm sure you lot are going "big surprise"! Yes indeed, there's always some fabulousness hidden in some nook and cranny in the UK that makes me want to go back, again and again. So with a few days' holiday at hand and a brilliant air ticket deal, I wanted to make the most of my time, so why not?

Although I'd visited the UK several times as a kid living in Zambia, my first proper solo trip was in 2005 where I literally tore down the London tourist spot devoting 1/2 a day for some of the major attractions. At the time, I wanted to make the most of my trip as I didn't know if London would offer me eternal return-value.

Sunset at Wareham
Well,  offer value it did! 

Over the last decade, I've visited the UK at least twice a year, if not more. And has almost come to be "home". It's a place I identify with, lose myself in, and when in London, it's just London and me. Nothing else matters. Another interesting trend  is, for a travel nazi like me, I've found myself having a more relaxed itn with each successive visit. Almost to a point where, I've moved from planning every hour of my stay 3 months prior, to just showing up and planning on the go.

One thing I wanted to do from a long time is discover the market towns more. I found myself being subconsciously attracted to the Cathedral towns (nothing wrong with that) and somewhere along the line, realised that there's an altogether different but more importantly, underrated beauty in towns that were bustling centres of trade centuries ago. Some still have their houses and establishments intact. 

So there I was, my theme set for this trip. It was just putting it into motion...

Like I always do, I present the "best of the trip" photos on this page should you not have time to read the rest.

jeminigirl says:
Congrats on the feature Vikram =)
Posted on: Nov 18, 2016
simsing says:
Congrats on the feature, Vikram!
Posted on: Nov 18, 2016
silirat says:
Grats on the feature
Posted on: Nov 18, 2016
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Colourful timber houses in Lavenham
Colourful timber houses in Lavenham
Sunset at Wareham
Sunset at Wareham
Corfe Castle village on a lazy Sun…
Corfe Castle village on a lazy Su…
Vintage car exhibition at Regent S…
Vintage car exhibition at Regent …
Amersham on a beautiful autumn day
Amersham on a beautiful autumn day
Amersham on a beautiful autumn day
Amersham on a beautiful autumn day
Amersham high street, called as UK…
Amersham high street, called as U…
Sunny but nice!
Sunny but nice!
Corfe Castle in the background
Corfe Castle in the background
The UKs only working steam engine…
The UK's only working steam engin…
Lavenhams famed market houses
Lavenham's famed market houses
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photo by: ulysses