Sunday, February 21, 2010

Excursions: Bristol & Bath

The Royal Crescent. Bath, England.

Hello friends! This past week was reading week for me, basically a holiday (vacation). I finally got out of London and visited Bristol and Bath. Yeah yeah! Bristol was realllly nice, not too small town, not too big city, lots to see and do, friendly people. Bath was too touristy, and not enough to do, unless you wanted to spend money. It was nice to get out for a few days!

Oh, and btw. You! Yes, you reading this! I would appreciate if you left a comment. Thank you :) And prepare to scroll...there are lotsa pictures :)


First stop: Bristol

My first time making kimbap! We prepared some for the journey :D

We took the megabus! I still have to run to make it to the megabus on time, even in London haha :( It was cold and rainy/snowy when we arrived.

So, we settled into a nice cafe to collect ourselves and make a plan for exploring.





I think that was actually one of the University of Bristol buildings.
Are you curious where this path leads? Well, I can't tell you haha all I just took a picture of it :)


Friends.



View from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.



Rainy like always. Castle-like building!

Look at the itty bitty cars. Mini :)



Windy.
Hello!


Haha this picture cracks me up. Can you tell it was very cold and wet?


Lots of small, cute and expensive boutiques. The last word is the most important:(

Sorry for the blurryness but gigantic modern shopping mall/center! The entrances are open to the streets, hard to describe but very cool :)

All the different condiments they offered at the restaurant we ate dinner at.



On the way to the hostel we slept at, we turn on the street to find a bunch of drunk guys. Some are peeing on the wall. Then we pass a pole & table dancing restaurant. Our hostel is right next door. There are two shady men smoking in front o.0 Thankfully, the place itself was clean and nice.

Second day was sunny and beautiful! The weather really affects your mood.



Can you find me?
It looks like this street is really long, but the first pic was on the way up, and the second, down haha.




Full English breakfast: beans, poached eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, and toast.
I liked the way the graffiti looked in the front of the church...



Second (and last) Day: Bath


The Royal Crescent.



Too big to fit in one shot.


Afternoon tea break. Very tired.

Chai tea that looks pretty but tasted eh.



Man playing a violin. Standing on a rope in the air o.0
Bath Abbey.


Steak pie. Finally, good pub food!

Inside or rather under the crust. I think normally the meat is inside a regular pie crust.

Good bye!

9 comments:

  1. Aw loved the pictures! wish I could be there too in all your adventures! oh haha and the kim bap looked good, i first thought you bought them. It's so cute how you guys made it for the trip, that's so like my mom ;)

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  2. awww jackie! i love your pictures! it looks like you are having so much fun exploring + eating delicious things!!! :P

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  3. OH shoot you must be careful in hostels! This past weekend Bryn Mawr played the most recent Twilight movie. You like?

    That one breakfast plate had SO MANY BEANS. Why? Did it make you bangoo much?

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  4. great pictures... Xine would say something about the food... o... and she's going bald too...

    so... the take baths at Bath, right?
    and a megabus is not the same as the doubledecker buses, right?
    are mornings more glorious because of the lingering smell of pee?
    please don't suggest that we have graffiti put on our church when you get back...
    and... do you do a bit of history too? why make a hotel the shape of a crescent??? and so big! i hope they had exits thoughout the middle!

    are there any ENGLISH people there?!?! haha
    even the people in some of the background shots are asian. hehe

    and... do you pronounce "hehe" like "hee hee" or "heh heh". please teach Xine that it's heh heh... :D

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  5. dinosauurrr/squirtle :)February 22, 2010 at 6:02 PM

    your kimbaps are good for it being your first time! and it looks like you're having so much funnnn. the food looks delicioussss

    (you better know who this is)

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  6. kimbap looks good..and that english breakfast look SOOOO good. :D

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  7. What do poached eggs taste like?
    You're a twilight fan?
    There's a megabus in London too??
    SO MANY QUESTIONS.... O.O

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  8. i shall not pose any more questions for you but comments for this comment:
    1. those condiments are adorable.
    2. that suspension bridge thing looks terrifying
    3. right before i read your comment about how the weather affects your mood, i was thinking the same exact thing! we had our first rainy day here in awhile and it was miserable and i complained about how much i hated the rain at least 7 times throughout the day.
    4. i did a little double-take scroll up when i saw the man on the rope because I thought he was just floating in mid air.
    5. i like that big picture where you had to use two pictures to connect it.
    6. I miss you :)

    <3 nayoung

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  9. dang it.. okay, one question.
    i really want to know what HP sauce is in your condiments picture HAHA

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