Story Book Land!

Trip Start Jul 14, 2007
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Trip End Feb 05, 2008


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Saturday, August 4, 2007

We went to Newcastle, and since the brewery had closed down a year ago, we didn't really have anything to do. The hostel receptionist said that Newcastle was the place to party, and we all looked at her blankly because we were in no mood to party. So we wandered around until we found the waters edge with some really old castle like things and then called is a night. We had enough of walking in the rain anyways.

The next day we went to York, which was fantastic. A place full of little streets of old stone with little top heavy buildings. It seriously looks like story book land, or where sleeping beauty should live. We only had a day there so we made the most of it. Our hostel was conveniently located, so we walked towards what the guide book says was the highlight of the town, the Minister. On our way, however we found an open air market that sold anything you could ever want to eat from the country of your choice. Needless to say we pigged out. We all got fresh french baguettes, a link of our choice of German salami, and some garlic cheese from Holland, plus some fresh fruit and amazing fudge. It was a perfect meal that had enough left overs to make lunch for the train ride the next day. We eventually got to the Minister, which turns out is a cathedral. It was very big with Gothic architecture and many stained glass windows, just like all the rest of the cathedrals in the UK. The thing that separated this one from the rest was its under-croft, which housed foundations of all the previous buildings on that sight. These included Roman and Norman buildings. A neat Little bit of history. I definitely enjoyed roaming the streets of the town more than the Minister. There were a ton of street performers, including a guy with a full stand up piano. I dunno where he rolled the piano from but he sure could play songs from the musical cats!
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