UK

I'm back from our trip to London! Actually, we came home on Tuesday, but I haven't had time to upload the photos to the computer until now. (I got to borrow my mom's soon-to-be husband's camera, haven't bought my own yet.)

We had a great time, although we really didn't do much. Shopping, drinking, walking (lots of walking), and more drinking. London is a nice city to visit. In a way, it feels like you're travelling back in time when comparing to Sweden. Everything just looks older! Buildings, taxis, buses, even toilets look like they were made 30-60 years ago. The people in London are really nice, helpful and polite. I wish I got more time to talk to them, most of the time we were just asking for directions. :)

Posted by Evan, 13th April 2010

I have travelled across the UK and now have a job in Birmingham, the UK's industrial center. The Bull Ring is the best and I recommend staying at the Dormy Hotel, Hagley Road, Birmingham.

Posted by andy short, 04th March 2010

I recently went to Rome for a 3 day break and had the best short break I could ask for. Not too overly crowded, but mainly due to the fact of it being mid week in mid Dec. Stopped in a very comfy B&B called Salvador a short walk from the Vatican. A quiet side Street of the main Road. The Hostel was very clean and very comfy and at 30 Euros was great value for money. The land lady and family went out of their way to make my stay one that will be long in my memory. I was welcomed by the landlady with a cup of coffee after an early morning flight from Luton Airport. I was given a history lesson of Rome from the daughter. All my questions were answered in detail. As I am a culture freak the family were more than happy to talk for a few hours about the history and what I should see and do. I got on so well that the family invited me for dinner, which was typicaly Italian pasta salad and meat. As one of the daughters was culturally minded I picked her brains and before I knew it she was giving me a guided tour of Rome which lasted for 3 days, in which time my Italian improved and the families Welsh. Some of the top fashion shops of Rome were close by as well as a few bars and a couple of clubs. But the noise was minimal. As with any were in Rome there were many eateries and coffee shops to choose from, each enticing you with mouth watering food. All at reasonable prices. Pasta carbonara 6 Euros, more than a belly full. In all I had a great break and I would recommend this hostel to anyone.

Posted by Pete Hobson, 19th December 2007

I visited London and took a train to Birmingham. London is an absolutely amazing city. The transport infrastructure is much to right home about. In fact, I did. However, disappointingly the people are not friendly at all. I am working in Dublin for a few months and am from Cape Town, South Africa. I needed some help on finding the nearest station and the people i asked looked at my like i was speaking an alien language and just walked away. In Dublin they offer help without you asking. But, London and Birmingham are very beautiful cities. I'd go back anytime.

Posted by Christopher Ongansie, 09th April 2007

I am From Bath, but now live in Bristol. And I wanted to take this opportunity to sell to you how beautiful Bath really is now i have moved city. Very historic,beautiful - so much to really see and do. you must at least find out about bath! Bigger citys are ok for shopping but my favourite places in England are: Bath, London & Bournemouth. Have been to Wales - but only Cardiff - good for shopping. North Wales is meant to be beautiful - which I hope to visit as well and Edinburgh in Scotland.

Posted by Lu Maz, 01st April 2007
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