Adventures In 201416.1.15
BIRMINGHAM I moved from Kent to Birmingham in March but definitely haven't explored as much as I should have by now. These pictu...
I moved from Kent to Birmingham in March but definitely haven't explored as much as I should have by now. These pictures are from an architectural walk that took us on a 1.5 mile tour and finished in this (partially) derelict building and it was an amazing experience. I need to make more of an effort to explore Birmingham, there's so much going on in the city that I'd be a fool to miss out.
Virgin Trains kindly compensated us (due to a booking mix up) with two first class tickets to anywhere in the UK, so we made the most it by travelling to both Edinburgh and Glasgow. It was our first time visiting Scotland and we found it utterly beautiful. Our AirBnB apartment was inspiring and the owner a delight; I'd love to revisit again in the future and spend a bit more time in both cities.
This was one of those "dream holidays" you've wanted to go on for a long, long time and we finally did it! We visited New York for Halloween and it was every bit as magical as I imagined it would be. There is still so much left to explore in New York and while we want to revisit the US, I think our next visit will be paid to either New Orleans, Detroit, or Philadelphia.
Our rather unexpected and final mini-break of 2014 was to Belfast. We explored this friendly city over three days, visiting the Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, and Titanic exhibition. The walk up to Belfast Castle provided an amazing view of the city and charming cat garden. It would be nice to return to Northern Ireland to see the countryside in summer.
Paris | Berlin | Hythe | Birchington