Stonehenge is so famous I just couldn’t settle with being right in the general area and not stopping by to see it, especially since I had decided to spend time in Wales and would need to head east anyway to get to London. In order to have enough time for all this, I left Bath with my pack and did a day trip during which I headed to Salisbury early in the morning. From there, you can take a bus to Stonehenge. By early evening, I was already in London!

There wasn’t much wiggle room in the schedule at all so even though it was scheduled to rain the entire day, I had to make my day trip work. As luck turns out, it didn’t rain all day. It poured! It was also fairly windy so an umbrella was not the most helpful either, though was better than nothing. Despite the thick clouds and downpour, Stonehenge was still as magical and mysterious as all the books. It’s just crazy to think that ancient peoples had put these (any many more) stones here and we still can’t seem to figure out exactly how or why! The interactive museum was also quite good, especially the rotunda room you walk into that gives you a sense of how Stonehenge looked over time as if you were standing right in the middle of it! A very neat experience!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings the national museum collection mermaids in cardifffireworks
England – bath’s abbey bath’s baths bath’s royal crescent bath’s eats bath’s pulteney bridge bath’s medieval sights

An English photo adventure:

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This customer on horse in Suffolk, England was refused service at a McDonald’s Drive-Thru. The UK McDonald’s website devotes a full page on the reasons for not serving horseback riders in Drive-Thru.

Although, recently, a woman in Cleethorpes, UK was able to order a bag of carrots as treat for her pony, Savvanah, at a McDonald’s.

Wendy gladly served an order of Frosty for this horse Buns.

Others also seem less concerned about horses or horse drawn vehicles. I guess the Royal Society does not rule everywhere.

Dunkin Donuts                            Jack in the Box

Starbucks does not discriminate whether it’s a big or miniature horse.

Well … I wonder what the Royal Society has to say about this?

{england} bath’s baths

April 15, 2018

Bath is such a strange name for a place. Once you realize that it’s named for the Roman Baths that used to be extremely popular in this area though, it all makes sense. In fact, this is where people during Roman times traveled to in order to get a chance to soak in the natural hot springs bath. According to its own website, “The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.”

While expensive, the self audio-guided tour gives you a chance to learn all about the history and people when the Roman Baths were functioning. You also get to know about the history of the area and the people who used to live in the area thousands of years ago. Last of all, you get a chance to see the steamy hot baths were rich and poor alike would relax. If only we were still allowed to soak our feet in to get a sense of what it must have been like!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings the national museum collection mermaids in cardifffireworks
England – bath’s abbey

An English photo adventure:

I didn’t have a lot of time in Cardiff or time to spend in the National Museum Cardiff, but what little time I did have, I tried to take full advantage of by taking in as much of this giant museum as possible. The National Museum Cardiff is part of a network is museums in Wales that feature art and historical items related to Wales and the United Kingdom as a whole. I really appreciated the chance to get to see local art and pottery, which may not be extremely popular outside of this area. Besides, this awesome place is free so even though I only had about an hour before closing, making it there was totally worth it!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!
Wales – cardiff’s majestic castle countryside it’s the food!fantasy costell cochcaerphilly castle + dragons dusk cardiff buildings

A Welsh photo adventure:

I didn’t think I would have enough time during my visit to the United Kingdom in order to make it over to Wales, but I was actually able to squeeze it in by taking a super cheap flight from Edinburgh directly to Cardiff, the capitol of Wales. Once settled in my hostel room across the river from downtown (which made it so much cheaper), I was excited to get a chance to look around this super modern city. But before all that, I, of course, had to visit Cardiff’s Castle, located right in the city. The castle itself it comprised of a number of different building including the center one that looks pretty magical. The tunnels that connect the various parts were used throughout history for various reasons including helping during natural disasters and attacks from the English. It was a pretty neat place to visit!

Read more about our United Kingdom adventure here:
Scotland – edinburgh, the old cityall things national museum • holyrood views 15th century st. giles cathedral closes abound edinburgh’s castle headed north dunkeld, the first stop the highlands killiecrankie’s soldier’s leap a wee dram of tomatin here comes the snow clava cairns’ standing stones crossing the bridge to skye isle of skye sites the old man of storreilean donan castle the heeland coo kilt rock “city” of portree black and white glen coe the last loch celebrating william wallace it’s the food!

A Welsh photo adventure: