Uk or Spain?
Exactly two months ago I was facing this decision.
I was thinking to move either to UK or Spain to try to get a job, after 2 years spent travelling (almost) the whole Europe.
Eventually I decided for Spain and I’ve spent there two months, working, as volunteer, and travelling.
What if I would had chosen Uk? Can’t say how it could have been but here is the list of things I could have done and visit over there:
Among the most famous landmarks in England. The mysterious stone ring was built thousands of years ago, today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
London Globe theatre
One of the most famous specific destinations in the UK, the Globe Theatre in London has the perfect mix of historical significance and modern intrigue. Built in 1599, the Globe still puts on some of the highest quality theatre performances in London. Its standing room seating is a glimpse into historical theatre, and while somewhat less comfortable, is worth the experience.
Dorset Jurassic Coast
For a part of the world that many think of as being cold year round, the UK has a number of gorgeous coastline stretches. Although, none are as visually striking as Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Located on the southern coast of the island along the English Channel, it’s an ideal spot for a relaxing UK getaway.
Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival
This annual horse race outside of London is an incredibly fun sporting event made noteworthy by its high volume betting activity and party atmosphere. The Betfair sporting exchange carries news, tips, and odds for the event. All of this information keeps fans busy for weeks in advance and makes the betting scene a blast to behold. Not to mention the venue and event are top quality!
The Lake District
Located in Cumbria, in the northwest portion of England, the Lake District is about as gorgeous an area as you can find in the UK, if not the world. It was formed in ancient days by glaciers, which caused the hills, valleys, and lakes to be simply breathtaking. They are popularly enjoyed by campers and hikers.
The Durham Cathedral
London’s architecture gets a lot of attention, but the best building in England to visit is the Durham Cathedral in Durham. A towering Norman structure right on the water, the cathedral was first built—or at least, first started—in the year 1093. It’s an unparalleled architectural beauty, and the surrounding area is a treat as well, from high-end spas to outdoor activities like golf, hiking and fishing.
London Sports scene
We mentioned the Cheltenham Festival, but London is also home to a number of irresistible sporting events. From the annual Boat Race rowing event between Cambridge and Oxford, to the Wimbledon tennis championships, to the FA Cup football final, there are exciting matches and tournaments all year round.
For those with an interest in history, Hadrian’s Wall is every bit as fascinating as the likes of popular castles and cathedrals, or even Stonehenge. With construction started in 122 AD, the wall was Roman Emperor Hadrian’s attempt at protecting his province (then Britannia) from Scottish tribes. Much of the wall remains, however, and makes for an incredible hike.
Biggest city of western Europe with many lively districts such as Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Notting Hill, Soho, Chelsea, Camden town, Hampstead…more info regarding London can be found here.
Shrewsbury: A town full of medieval black and white timber-framed buildings. Charles Darwin’s birth place
Brighton: Fashionable beach town, less than an hour by train from Victoria Station.
Winchester: Former capital of England and attractive cathedral city
Oxford and Cambridge: The university cities
‘Camden’ was and still is very popoular among youngsters, students and alternative people.
The markets sell tons of t-shirts and clothes of any kind. It is also a night-life busy spot.
Is possible to have a reasonable cheap lunch in one of the many international cuisine stands.
As my tour was going to end in the night I had to buy a national express bus ticket @ Victoria station
Last stop was at Earl’s Court, where, in 1997, I spent a wonderful vacation with two good friends.
You can compare the pictures… 🙂
As you can see from this picture, the biggest event of day two in London was a picture with Paul!!!! I met this ICON of rock/punk while I was sitting with friends in a pub, there was the whole band but I eventually took the courage to ask for a picture only few seconds before they were leaving. Great memory for this short trip.
The whole day it was spent outside, weather helped, not cold to be in december.
I was lucky to have Cristina showing me around, starting from ‘little venice’, which I would rather call ‘little amsterdam’, there is nothing about venice in there!
After a quick lunch with an italian panini we moved toward the centre, convent garden, china-town, soho, Piccadilly circus, Trafalgar, st.james park (where I saw a fox), the royal palace, the parliament building and the big ben…