Travel Blogs from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Dull stuff and a jolly thing, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Dull stuff and a jolly thing

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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A slightly frustrating day wrestling with various types of technology, card payments, faulty numbers, overlong passwords, payments not working, websites not working and much else besides. All in a day's work in the modern world... On a brighter note, ...

Wolverhampton to Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Wolverhampton to Birmingham

A travel blog entry by blowit

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Well here we are in the grand metropolis of Birmingham, leaving Wolverhampton 07:30 on Wednesday we only had a short trip to Tipton ,but in front of us lay the Wolverhampton 21 that's twenty one locks a little daunting to say the least, we tackled it full ...

All Good Things..., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

All Good Things...

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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I am sitting in my comfy chair at home where most of the planning for The Grand Tour happened, feeling slightly strange that I am back in the same chair, now writing about what happened, rather than looking forward. The future has become the past. As ...

Gas street basin, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Gas street basin

A travel blog entry by blowit

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Hi just a few picks to look ...

Time to say goodbye., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Time to say goodbye.

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

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What a mad few weeks! I knew it would be like this....I gave my self 2 months to prepare for the big adventure but due to unforeseen circumstances it was not long enough, and there I was running around right till the last minute! I started packing my bag ...

The Concept album, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The Concept album

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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We are now just 24 hours away from departure. Packing is fully underway and excitement fills the air. We are at Action Stations! So it seems like a good time to remind us of what lies ahead, and to consider....the Concept: like those great 70s prog ...

And so it begins......, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

And so it begins......

A travel blog entry by jackandvikki

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So after a mad ass day trying to start and finish packing, see family, and drop the little Molly off for her jollies, were finally boarded and sat down. (I don't even want to think about the amount of hours ahead of us). We are on our first of 3 flights ...

The local nature centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The local nature centre

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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... to the centre of town and after lunch went for a walk along the canal. Spent the rest of the cold afternoon indoors at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. There was a lot to see in here and quite interesting. After we had Chinese for dinner, thought it ...

Two weeks to go!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Two weeks to go!

A travel blog entry by ktsmith

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Well, actually, its less than two weeks til I go, and the nerves have started to kick in big time. What I'm doing hasn't really sunk in, even though the preparations have begun in earnest (well, not that much in earnest, I still don't have any currency, ...

Out on the town, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Out on the town

A travel blog entry by matty

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... Had a relaxing day around the house, and started trying to organise next Wednesday for when we are meeting my mate Paul in Birmingham. Have also started to organise getting up to Scotland aswell, which is where we will be going next to meet some friends, ...

2 weeks to go!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

2 weeks to go!

A travel blog entry by racey_81

Well two weeks to go and im more sorted than last time i wrote an entry. I have pretty much got all my "stuff" and clothes as my I hear my backpack has arrived this morning - a nice little purchase from ebay may I add! The jabs were actually free- ...

The Visa application, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The Visa application

A travel blog entry by jim.brown

... Hotels, we are lucky in that we can get cheap accommodation at other De Vere properties, so today we travel the 200 miles south to Birmingham from keighley where we will stay at the Belfry (Bonus). Three years ago when we first went to India (Goa), we ...

A Sense of Perspective, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

A Sense of Perspective

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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My ongoing battle with technology continues. After protracted attempts and failures to make a mobile wifi hub connect with my "devices", I finally abandoned all hope and gave up. It is just far too complicated and über-technical for mere mortals like me ...

Home sweet home, or is it?, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Home sweet home, or is it?

A travel blog entry by harvimalhi

... the hot weather I had experienced over the past month or so I should say it was a welcome change but NO rain is never welcome! From Birmingham I got a black cab home (first time I had sat in a black cab!) and that was it! It was still early for a Sunday ...

The final countdown..., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The final countdown...

A travel blog entry by jen_ek

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Well the last week or so has been a total haze, and it was not until today that realisation began to set in when we said goodbye to my parents, brother & sister, friends and extended family for the final time. It was very emotional and multiple tears ...

A tearful goodbye..., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

A tearful goodbye...

A travel blog entry by charliedaniel

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With little sleep last night, we find ourselves awake, one of us in Stourbridge, the other in Kingstone. We were due to meet at 11am at the check in area at the airport. After spending a fortune on sausages, bacon, eggs, beans and so on for a big ...

Na potulkach mestom, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Na potulkach mestom

A travel blog entry by mozi

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Dnes mi zostalo trochu viacej casu na prehliadku mesta a tak budem hovorit hlavne vo fotkach. Tento tyzden som tiez odstartoval snuru ciest cez 4 kontinenty za 2 tyzdne (Europa, Afrika, Azia, Australia. No ale to az v buducom ...

Islamic Dress and  the Shewee, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Islamic Dress and the Shewee

A travel blog entry by lizandmaxuktooz

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21 days until departure........ Today Max and I met up with a fellow uktooz'er, a lovely lady called Libby. We met in Birmingham City Centre ready to go Islamic Dress shopping ready for Iran. Libby was wonderful and it was great to meet somebody who ...

Last day of comfort, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Last day of comfort

A travel blog entry by matty

idn't really get up to a whole lot today, just caught up on some general things like email, writing in here, and getting prepared for tomorrow. Got my backpack all packed back up ready to throw it on again for the travels. In the afternoon we went ...

2 Weeks to Go, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

2 Weeks to Go

A travel blog entry by trush-parul2011

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Hello everyone, Most of you know that we have been planning on doing some travelling later this year but just wanted to let everyone know exactly what Trush and I will be up to over the 7 months.   We are booked to leave on the 21st July straight ...

Birmingham Airport Gate: 44, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Birmingham Airport Gate: 44

A travel blog entry by azzaguy

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Waiting to board the ...

Into Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Into Birmingham

A travel blog entry by matty

... . We had a look around the Bullring shopping centre, walked along some canals that cut through the city, saw the Birmingham Wheel (Birminghams equivelent of the London Eye), walked through the National Exhibition Centre, and went to the Birmingham museum ...

Home, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Home

A travel blog entry by garethw

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Hello again So now I have returned to Birmingham and it's time for a few final thoughts and conclusions. Of course it is difficult to sum up a trip in a few lists or sentences, but here goes: Firstly the highlights (or the bits I enjoyed most) ...

Preparations for the Ozzie Leaving Party, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Preparations for the Ozzie Leaving Party

A travel blog entry by lizandmaxuktooz

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Trip planning update Time to Departure - 27 days....... With the farewell party for our friends over it is time to de-clutter the house of anything related to us. Max and Nick decided it was a great idea to get a paddling pool to sit in and drink ...

5 weeks to go!!!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

5 weeks to go!!!

A travel blog entry by racey_81

Here I am stuck in an office counting down the hours till I can leave for today, but really what is there to do when I leave? Its a grey, cold day in England's second city and all I can think about is flying out for my first night in Bangkok in exactly 5 ...

Cowboy up for England!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Cowboy up for England!

A travel blog entry by prairiefish

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... we are off to teach a 1 day yoga workshop in Birmingham. My British pals Deb & Martin taught me how to pronounce Birmingham.... something like bir-mingmmmmm. It's just a short train ride away from Coventry. A lovely man name Robin, picked us up at ...

Two Weeks to Go, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Two Weeks to Go

A travel blog entry by simongascoigne

Ok two weeks till the off so thought would pop down the first few thoughts. Nerves are starting to creep in a little bit not maybe helped by the Bird Flu out break but just keeping an eye on that. It doesn't seem to be too much to worry about. ...

Too cold to sightsee, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Too cold to sightsee

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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This morning was freezing!! We started the day with a hot breakfast and after a few minutes outside decided that it was too cold to be a tourist outside. So instead we spent the day in the shopping centres. Just after midday it started to lightly snow. ...

Where's the Washing Powder?, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Where's the Washing Powder?

A travel blog entry by thebigone

Landed early Sunday morning, picked up the car and drove up to Birmingham.  We only have 1 full day, in this time we have to unpack our rucksacks, sort out washing, repack and travel back to Heathrow.  Ready for Part 2 of our ...

Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Birmingham

A travel blog entry by gypsytraveller

I must say that most of the fun from this trip for me was spent when exploring the areas outside of London. The trip to Birmingham was memorable. I think we took the bus to Birmingham to catch a show at Birmingham Academy. Mind you we had no idea where it ...

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