Yesterday was the last day of my tour through Britain and Ireland. Like I said, I’ll talk more about the logistics of the tour and the pros and cons… but not today. Today, I’m gonna show you pictures from Bath and Stonehenge. And then I’m going to go explore London before I head to my other London hotel this evening.
What does that mean? Paris is tomorrow! I’m going to have a lazy-ish morning and then head to the train station for an afternoon train to Paris, where I’ll stay in a hotel for a couple nights and then – oh goodness – time to go to school.
But let’s not rush into that.
Before heading to the Roman Baths, we drove around Bath, which is a town I could definitely stay in for a few days. I saw Nick Cage’s house (well, one of them), as well as several places Jane Austen lived. One of those was an apartment in this building.
It was designed to look like a palace, but it’s a bunch of individual houses and apartments. It’s five stories tall, so there are a few houses in it for very rich people who get all five stories, but mostly it’s broken up into one- and two-story apartments. Bath is inexpensive compared to London, but that’s not saying much. It’s still quite expensive, though… and gorgeous.
And then it was off to the Roman Baths. There’s super warm water there that is totally unsafe to bathe in now (lead-spiked), but people used to go there to bathe and be healed by the minerals in the water and the goddesses there and all that. Roman people liked baths and made them a social event.
After wandering around the baths, I swung by a local store to pick up some more vitamin C tablets and cough drops. The cough is real, guys. I can talk now, but I’m still coughing a lot.
I also got a quick early lunch because our guide told us there’s not much good to eat near Stonehenge.
Apparently, Sally Lunn was famous for making amazing buns, so I went to her little bakery for one of those. Or, half of one of those because they are massive. Half of one was pretty big. Anyway, it was soft and fluffy and delicious. Mine was layered with cream cheese and smoked salmon and I could eat it every day forever.
A short delay and a bus ride took me to Stonehenge. You can’t get very close to it unless it’s winter or summer solstice.
I then proceeded to take way too many pictures of rocks from different angles and in changing light for a half an hour.
From there, it took a few hours to get to London. I picked up the luggage I left at the first hotel and then headed to a different one, where I dropped everything off and headed to Pret A Manger for dinner. I walked around Oxford Street for a little bit and crashed in my room with chocolate, cough drops, a face mask, and the last season of Gossip Girl.
I’m super excited to not have to get moving super early today. I’m looking forward to (hopefully) a run in Hyde Park – the one in London, not Chicago. After that… I’m not sure. We shall see. Have a fabulous day!
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