Excited on the bus! Also, delirious on the bus, because we only got 3 hours of sleep...
After Stonehenge we got back on the bus and drove to Bath. Bath feels
out in the middle of nowhere while you're driving there, but is a very
quaint little city that is very much worth visiting. It felt very small
since I'm used to London
, but there was a lot to offer: museums, shops
(mostly very posh shops, reflecting the prestige the town itself gave
off as far as who probably lives here), lots of homes that look the
same, a river, and what Bath is probably famous for, the Roman Baths.
That's where we went first, and it was honestly really neat to see!
You'd think after seeing Stonehenge I wouldn't be excited about seeing
something really old again, but the Roman Baths and the museum built
around them showed you a lot about what life was like while they were
in use, and how they were used, etc.
Ah yes, the English countryside.
They did a marvellous job of
putting the pieces of stones they'd found together to recreate the
setting of the bath houses and what each of the room was probably for.
They showed you how the heating system worked, and how people came to
relax AND for spiritual reasons, and you could even go down to where
the hot springs that the baths were built around are. You can't touch
the water, because it's untreated, but if you hold your hand above it,
you can feel the natural heat coming off the water. Apparently the
spring has been producing loads of water for hundreds of years! Crazy!
After visiting the Baths, we had a few hours to walk around and Aysha
and I went to some shops to buy a lot of nothing. Unfortunately the
power randomly went out while we were there, and so most of the stores
closed. We still had a nice time running around. It's a very cute
little area, but we seemed to see most of the things we'd wanted to in
the span of a few hours, which makes me wonder what it must be like to
live there. It was good to finally see somewhere outside of London,
though, to get a bit of perspective, and to appreciate where I'm