If you talked to me at all in the weeks leading up to my departure for England, chances are you heard me mention the "Cat Café." Yes, that's a café that serves tea, scones, and such and that also hosts ten cats. And yes, it was everything I hoped it would be!
The walls were lined with shelves for the cats to crawl on, a cat house, and a cat-sized hamster wheel. It was delightful!
I'd go back in an instant! On Saturday, I took a day trip to Brighton, known as "London-by-the-Sea." It was windy and rainy most of the day, but we made the best of it, visiting the Royal Pavilion, the pier, and the beach. The beach was pebbly and not sandy at all, which was different for me. It was still really pretty!
The pier consists of shops, restaurants, arcades, ice cream stands (it is never too cold or rainy for ice cream!), and even carnival rides. It was quite pricey to ride the carnival rides, so I just picked one to ride. It was well worth it, even though it was raining! To get warmed up, we spent some time in the arcade. I grew up having birthday parties at my dad's arcade so I enjoyed playing my favourite childhood games like ski ball!
On Sunday, I got to do one of the coolest things ever for a literary nerd like me: watch a play at Shakespeare's Globe! We stood in the audience, much like the peasants of Shakespeare's day. The theatre is small, without a large audience. I haven't read The Comedy of Errors prior to seeing the play, but it was very well acted and I enjoyed it very much!
I have some exciting trips planned both within England and beyond to other parts of Europe so stay tuned! Thanks for reading!
Hi, I’m Crystal! I love to travel and am currently a graduate student in Scotland. You’ll get all the best tips and insights from my experiences as a former ice-skating coach in Iceland and former study abroad student. Of the 27 countries I have visited, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis has been the strangest land yet. Type 1 has not slowed down my travels and you'll learn how to take type 1 with you on the road! You can connect with me further on Instagram @CrystalChilcott, or send me ideas of where I should travel next via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHappy Travels, Crystal
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