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Feb 25, 2013 - Brighton a big disappointment
Today we decided to take a drive to Brighton. The weather was again cold and trying to find somewhere to park was difficult. Brighton owed much of its development to the mid eighteenth century sea bathing trend. The fad received royal approval when the Prince of Wales (the future George IV) began visiting the town with his mistress (the early dirty weekend!). Today it is a conference town. As we explored the town a seafront we were very disappointed as the town seemed shabby particularly the seafront. The Brighton Royal Pavilion which was...Jump to full entry
Oct 31, 2012 - Holiday in Brighton
At the beginning of August 2005 I went to Brighton, a well-known resort in East Sussex (about two hours by coach from London). I am going to give you some (I hope ) useful information about this town and the neighbouring area. Furthermore, I enclose some photos I took during my stay. Enjoy! BRIGHTON It is an ideal place for spending holidays: sea, beach (stony, but full of interesting shells) and trendy hotels along it. When I was there the weather was sunny and warm (it did not rain for whole four days in a row! ). I felt almost like at...Jump to full entry
Mar 28, 2012 - Brighton/ Freud n souvenirs Pics
Here is the last installment of pics from Brighton. You were not allowed to take pics inside of freuds house ... Blah Still having issues sleeping regular hours. I am wide awake around 3/4am and then want to sleep in till late in the afternoon, may have to stay up for 24 hours and try n get back into my routine, strange thing is we are both sleeping for over 10 hours at a time, weird!!Jump to full entry
Aug 5, 2011 - Brighton, England
After our visit in Portsmouth, we were off to Brighton, long-standing as a vibrant seaside vacation spot. This is the weekend getaway for many Londoners who come for the beach, attractions and nightlife. We spent time on the beach and walked the Brighton Pier with its rides and arcades. We walked the narrow alleys of the section called The Lanes. We went out dancing at an unpretentious little club called the Funky Fish, which played the danceable music we know and love. We visited the fascinating Royal Pavilion, the spectacular palace of...Jump to full entry
Jul 12, 2011 - Brighton / London / Heathrow
Whilst waiting at Brighton train station to catch our train to London we give a call to Liv & Rusty - so nice to talk to them. 56mins on the train and we are back in London. With our heavy bags on our backs we walk slowly along the Thames to the London Eye to people watch. After a nice rest we walk on to Piccadilly Station to catch the train to Heathow Airport. A few stations along and in a tunnel the train comes to a sudden stop, a little worried something serious has happened the driver goes to investigate - some stupid kid a few...Jump to full entry
Jul 11, 2011 - Folkestone / Brighton
Today is our last day with our VW Polo so it's time to minimise our load. We stop off at a post office and send two boxes of goodies back to Australia......£159 later! We return our car back in Brighton and check in to Kipps Backpackers, a great hostel with very friendly staff who even did our laundry for £5 - bargain! Today is probably the hottest day we have had so we made the most of it putting on shortie shorts/board shorts and tank tops (the only clean clothes we had left!), and while the hostel was doing our laundry we where able to...Jump to full entry
Jul 10, 2011 - Brighton / Dover / Folkestone
I was surprised and happy to say that the music stopped around midnight and we both had a really good nights sleep. A quick morning walk along the esplanade and pebbled beach, watched people setting up stalls, eateries, sideshows etc for what looks to be a busy Sunday trading........I reckon there was also some people waking up from a night on the beach! Picked up our car, after worrying about leaving it with these doggy brothers, but all good and we hit the road for Dover. We do the Dover White Cliffs Boat and Bus Tour.......we being the...Jump to full entry
Jul 9, 2011 - Salisbury / Brighton
After another great B&B breakfast, followed by a hours chat with Rick and Lorraine the owners we head to Stonehenge. On Rick's advice we do not pay the ridiculous entry fee, but instead take photos from the fence which are just as good. Next stop is Salisbury where we visit the enormous Gothic style Salisbury Cathedral and surrounding buildings and gardens. We then walk along the shopping malls/streets, stumbling across a market selling everything....we only buy a drink and lollies! We hit the road again heading for Brighton, knowing that...Jump to full entry
Nov 9, 2010 - Back in Brighton - for now...
This time it is really goodbye to our blog. Five weeks or so back in Brighton. The pictures are of the faces (and smiles) of some of the people we have met in the last year - yes friends - but also taxi drivers, market stall holders, people in the parks, at schools, on the buses. For me in China it is as much about the feelings and warmth I get from these strangers - as it is about the friends I know and love well. I have not named who they are - so these pictures are more for us than you. Sorry. I will be creating a big poster from them in...Jump to full entry
Jul 18, 2010 - Going Back...
Today we started out with a proper English breakfast, provided complimentary with our hotel stay. It was actually pretty good. I enjoyed the grilled tomatoes and all of the hot food that was offered. I don’t eat hot food for breakfast when I’m at home, but it made a very nice change from cereal/mini-biscuits/nothing (depending on what time I wake up in the morning). We were on the bus a bit after 10 am and arrived in Bath at about 10:40. Since we’d gotten a late start, we negotiated an extra half hour for us to explore the city. Hana,...Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2010 - Dancing...
Today was boring. Class in the morning followed by a Boost (Definitely my favorite chocolate here.), and pizza for lunch. I found out then that there is one sugar-free soda I will drink, which is Pepsi Max. I think they got rid of it in the States after a limited run, but it’s all over the place here. I still think it has a funny aftertaste, but at least it doesn't taste bad right off the bat. After lunch we had what should be called siesta time. Pretty much everybody sleeps, but I usually spend that time journaling and such. Our siesta...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2010 - Exploring the Lanes...
So today was interesting. We spent an entire school day (more or less) at Falmer School. Do you remember that idyllic little grade school I told you about? Well, this Jr. High was more or less the complete opposite of that in every way. The kids there are from the rough part of Brighton, so they have that issue to deal with, but there’s more. I’m not claiming to know anything about inner-city schools or urban education at all, but I don’t feel like the language I heard would be acceptable in the US even in urban areas. Admittedly, that’s...Jump to full entry