My visit to some really old rocks!
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A really eventful weekend has come and gone. David and I finally got out of the city and did some sight seeing! BUNAC arranged a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath and for a mere £22 we couldn't pass it up. That included the coach there and back as well as entrance to Stonehenge, a good £6 in itself. Yey!
Had to get up super early, which I guess I'm kind of used to after last week. For work I have to alternate between getting up at 6am and 7am. :( But such is life! And at least I'm out by 5pm! Too bad David has been working a lot of nights, so we are kind of missing eachother each day.
Anyway... back to the trip. Got up super early to get to the International Students House, where the coach was leaving from. Arrived with enough time to sample the breakfast there... and probably won't again. I mean, I guess you'd have to expect it from a hostel and most of my food was good, it was just that my juice was really funky! It was like they had made orange juice but ran out of the concentrate stuff and finished it off with a bit of apple juice. Yuck. Though all and all it was a pretty cheap way to eat and sufficed.
Arrived at Stonehenge around 9:30 or so and had an hour to check it out.
Took a bit to get to Bath, our next stop. The ride was really nice; lots of pretty scenery to look at, and once we got into Bath the city was gorgeous! It seems a lot more quaint than London.
First stop was the Roman Baths. These are built on a natural hot spring, and the temple as been there since around 60AD! Obviously, a lot of it has crumbled and things had to be rebuilt, but its surprisingly in tact. Very cool! Took lots of pictures which I'll have to add later Next was Bath Abbey, a really awesome church. It was first built in the 7th century, but from what I understand this one was rebuilt in the 16th century, which still makes it pretty darn old! Lots of pretty stained glass, including one that had pictures of all the saints and then 50-something scenes from the Bible! We walked around a bit after that, had some sausages that were really brilliant, saw a really cool park and a bunch of pretty architecture.
Oh, and the city had this collection of painted pigs that are scattered about the town that were very strange. They were all painted by various different people and about the size of a real full grown pig. I mean, they were really cool, it was just strange. Lol! One was on a trapeze in a tree, another hanging out beside a pool in the Baths, and some on top of buildings.
Bus ride home most people slept. There was one very obnoxious kid who kept annoying people, but I ignored him for the most part. Its really funny because, since the drinking age is 18 here as opposed to 21, you can really tell who are not able to drink at home because they totally abuse it. This kid brought beer on the bus and kept calling everyone else boring because they weren't trying to get drunk.
After we got back we had a few pints with some BUNACers at ISH. Its a pretty cool bar in there and really cheap; £1.90 for a Strongbow and £2.50 for a Guiness. You have to be a member to go there though, but we get a free membership from BUNAC. They also have a travel club that does pretty good deals on trips, which is only £5 to be a member and totally worth it; for example, they're going for 3 days to Wales and doing a day of horseback riding, a trip that costs £140+ everywhere else, and its only £70 with the travel club! I wish I could go but we've got other plans that weekend.
Oh man, I just realized I've only talked about Saturday, and haven't even touched on Sunday... lol... I'll try to be brief.
...to be continued...