If like me, you can’t visit Bath during the annual Jane Austen festival -I desperately would love to attend!- don’t worry! You can still get into character and spend the day pretending to be Catherine Morland.
Jane Austen never really liked Bath, and didn’t do much writing while living there. Despite her disdain, Bath has become one of the more popular destinations for Austen fans. Not only did Austen live in Bath for a time, but she also set scenes in the city in several of her novels. Despite recognizing the absurdity of memorializing the author in a place she was happy to leave, I spent some time visiting several locations in Bath related to Austen and her brilliant heroines, starting with the Jane Austen Centre.
If you take the time to wander around Bath, You’ll probably get lost You’ll begin to notice that everything. looks. the same., and You’ll feel so relaxed you won’t mind. Let me be the first to warn you. It’s all a facade! A big, giant, deception largely built by Britain’s high-class 18th century Georgian society.
I’d been feeling nervous and jittery, and beginning to wonder if I’d made an enormous mistake when 4 simple words dispelled my anxiety. Only hours ago I’d arrived in a new city, been introduced to twenty girls with whom I’d spend the next three weeks, and I’d retained the names of exactly zero so far.
“Well folks, we’re a bit delayed because the airplane navigation lights aren’t working, but we’ll be fine.” I’d been lost in the book on my lap for the last 45 minutes when the captain’s announcement pulled me back to reality. I looked out the window at the fog and pouring rain. If it had been
While England is not generally thought of as a foodie scene, beyond bland food, pub fair, and fish and chips, I can definitely recommend some places to eat that I would revisit: Bakeries & Tea: Paul Bakery Paul Bakery can be found as you round the steps of St. Paul Cathedral. I got a sandwich
Hopped up on caffeine from the piping hot English Breakfast Tea I’d readily accepted from the airline steward with a sexy British accent, I was wide awake. Rather than sleep on the plane, I’d instead chosen to spend the early hours of the morning watching the live action Paddington Bear movie and sipping black tea poured from an actual tea kettle being carried down the plane isle.
In my last post I discussed Geocaching in my own backyard. While ‘caching not only gets you out exploring your own backyard, it also incentivizes caching in new states and countries. For each new state of the US or country you Geocache in, your Geocaching account receives a digital souvenir, a further incentive to try
I self-published a book!! With encouragement from my grandfather, who insisted that it is frustrating to read about my travels backwards (as you readers may understand, because the most recent blog posts top each other), I have self published my England blog posts in book form! Now dear readers, you too can read about my
Are you thinking about traveling to London? Here are my retrospective travel tips: 1. Have an accessible notepad to write down recommendations for sights and restaurants you may gain from locals. (Don’t miss that delicious restaurant because you couldn’t remember the name!) 2. The Citymapper app will tell you everything you need to know about