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TravelPod Member ReviewsNewcastle Youth Hostel Newcastle upon Tyne
I arrived just at the wrong time to this hostel as it was the Great North Run. Although very busy, the staff were very welcoming and took an interest in my trip. Would definitely stay again.
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Money and other constraints mean I can't go further south but the original plan was to cross into Mauritania, Senegal, Mali and to a fascinatingly post (hopefully!) ebolared Liberia.
Unusually for me I'm quite apprehensive. Maybe it's because it's a longer journey or perhaps I, like my big yellow friend at home who is now the proud dad to a litter of Lurcher pups have grown up.
I got issued ...
... the Romans' building ability and especially their underfloor heating and drainage. We visited Housesteads this morning where we actually walked on Hadrian's wall. The highlight of this visit was however, spotting a badger out of his burrow and we have a photo to prove it. Apparently badgers are nocturnal so we were very lucky. Down the road a bit we visited another Roman fort but this one was pre Hadrian and still an active archaeological site. Vindolanda's claim to fame is ...
We leave Woodbridge and head to the coast visiting a couple of little towns along the way, Pretty scary roads but beautiful countryside. We make our way north and end up in Sunderland for the night which is on the coast. It raining and almost blizzard conditions when we arrive and very difficult to find accommodation, Eventually we get some and then rooms had to change because wifi wouldn't work, Enjoyed some nice fish and chips int he new ...
... with the stunning scenery made even more impressive by the intimidating cobalt, gray and black clouds weighing down on the hills ominously whilst the sun shone through gaps to create deep emerald green fields. The Dales are exactly as portrayed in the Postman Pat books and we expected to see Pat's van hurtling round the bends between dry stone walls. Grassington itself is small, on the banks of the River Wharf, with traditional stone cottages, an 11th Century Church ...
... receipt, 153 Yen to the Pound! Surely the exchange rate hadn't changed by more than 10% in a day, that would have been on the news surely. Some quick maths suggested I'd lost out on £60 from yesterday. I went back into the shop to complain, although I was surprisingly calm, even the screaming brat didn't phase me (I'm a lot calmer now without having to work). I explained the issue and to be fair they admitted their error and gave me the 173 rate. They ...
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