Birchfield Guest House
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... feeling going to somewhere that you can't really imagine! I've looked at pictures for months of Vietnam and can't believe we will be there this time tomorrow! First stop is Ho Chi Minh city (formerly Saigon) which by all accounts sounds mental! I'm a bit concerned I may get run over crossing the road! There are even tips online of the best way ...
... the systems work well and that I now know how they work!!
Oh, it was good to back home with Wayne and Di - a home away from home - I love the conversation here - they are both very well informed and are happy to share what they know with me :-)
I spent a few days recovering, watching the Rugby World Cup FINAL (YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) with Wayne and Di's family, who were all dressed in All Black jerseys!
Ruth and I got up, went to breakfast, and headed out to see York! The first sight we saw was the city walls. We didn't really stop to see them. They surround the city, and we didn't really know what they were at first. We found out when we boarded a double decker bus that we could hop on and off throughout the day.
We got off at York Minster and after taking pictures of the beautiful main entrance, we went inside and got tickets to climb to ...
... were there a hundred years ago. One street had close to 26 butcher shops on it at one time. We wandered into an old bookstore and met a guy from Cincinnati. York is known for their rare and odd bookstores. For dinner we headed to a highly recommended local pub called The House of Trembling Madness. Tucked away on a small alleyway, this idyllic bar was my favorite pub of the trip. You enter through a small beer shop on the ground floor and take a flight of stairs up to ...
... were a little worn, but nothing to dramatic. Being up there was a different matter. Walking on the parapet meant the battlements were only waist high, on the other side of the parapet was a rail fence but the drop to the floor was quite....noticeable. I couldn't turn around and go down the way I came up as there were people behind me. The only way out was go forward all the way around and down another spiral staircase. So I sucked it up and started walking, got halfway around ...