Soulscode (soulscode) wrote,

UK Week oneish..

I prefer LJ for posting longer stuff, so you might have found your way here from Facebook 'cause I'll probably link it there.

So we arrived in Cardiff this afternoon, and found a decent hotel for the next couple of days. I'm taking a bit of downtime here and I figured I'd do up a post about the trip so far. It might not be as long as I originally figured since the netbook keyboard is irritating to type on. Like I said I'm taking downtime 'cause London gave me the plague and I've had a wicked chest cough and head cold for the last 3-4 days. Wendy is the gogogo type, so she's out exploring Cardiff Bay, the area we're staying in while I lay up and try not to die.

So, just the highlights then...

We were delayed by something like 22 hours leaving Calgary, so we compressed the things we wanted to see in London a bit, we'll pick up the difference on the way back since we extended our trip by a day to compensate for the front end delay. The hotel was 15 minutes from the nearest tube station, so we did a lot of walking around London. We got a chance to see Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, St. Pauls, Westminster Abby and area as well as a ride on the Eye. In general I left London with the impression that the whole city was reasonably well kept but very very very well used. Also the Underground was hazier than the streets above, I think this was how I managed to get sick.

Then off to Salisbury where we managed to catch a tour bus to Stonehenge and Old Sarum on the first day, both of which were very cool even if we couldn't get close to Stonehenge. There's a crap ton of pictures of both, I might post some of them later. Second day in Salisbury we rented a car and drove out to Avebury to see the stone circle there. It was quite a bit cooler than Stonehenge since you would walk right into the circle and to the stones. I wish to note here that cheese and chutney sandwiches are horrifically vile.

And now we're in Cardiff for a couple of days for Wendy to check out some of the filming locations for Dr Who and Torchwood.

That's it for now, I'll post more later.
Tags: uk

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