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Portabello Market, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath

UNITED KINGDOM | Tuesday, 26 June 2007 | Views [716] | Comments [1]

On Saturday we went to Portabello Market. I definately liked Portabello Market more than Camden Market. Camden had better food, but Portabello had better shopping. There were a ton of people selling antiques ranging from pocketwatches to teacups. There were also little clothing shops lining the streets. People were selling fruits and veggies, Venetian masques and even nesting dolls. It was very intriguing, and there was  also really cute jewelry. I didn't get any though, that means I will be making a trip back there sometime soon. :o) 

On Sunday we took a day trip by coach to Stonehenge, Salisbury and Bath. We left at 8:30am and Stonehenge was the first stop. It was super dreary when we got there. It was cold and windy and rainy and we could see our breath in the air. Brr... We walked around the entire thing, because that is all you can really do when you're there. The most interesting fact is that it would take 1,000 men to lift one of the stones. Hmm...how did they do it? And it is in a perfect circle and the heel stone is exactly in line with the sun as it rises on the summer solstice. Eerie....

We then went about an hour to Salisbury. It is a really cute, quaint little town with a beautiful cathedral. We were still wet and cold from Stonehenge so we got some super tasty hot chocolate to go with our PB&J's that we packed for lunch. After we warmed up we walked through the catherdal, the architechture was really amazing but the stained glass windows were breath-taking. We hopped back on the bus and we were off to Bath.

Bath was the number one place I wanted to go. I had seen a travel show on it before I left and it looked very cool. It lived up to my expectations. We got to walk through the entire Roman Bath Museum, which displays some of the baths, as well as the remains of the structures that used to enclose the baths. We got to throw some pents into the circular bath and make a wish...we'll see if they come true. (I threw in one pent, which is equal to two pennies, so I made two wishes, its only fair, right?) ;o) We then tried some of the spa water that is from the earth that they used to fill the baths with. It smelled really sulphur-y, but it didn't taste that bad. Once we left the museum, we walked around the surrounding shops. There happened to be a girls choir near the museum and I'm not sure where they were from, but their voices were really impressive. When we headed back to our coach, it was parked next to a park that was unbelievable. It was like a fairytale, too bad it cost one pound to even be able to walk around in it. I took some pictures and that was enough for me. We didn't have enough time to get some gelato before we had to be back on the bus, so on we went and I slept most of the three hours it took to get back. It was well worth the wind and rain.

Tags: Sightseeing



I loved Bath too!! So amazing! I'm glad you tried the water - a lot of people don't. How can you not?? Can't wait to read more! :)

  Steph Beggy Jun 30, 2007 1:28 AM

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