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Travel Blogs from Gateshead
... guys went to see the sequel to 300, an adrenaline pumping movie that certainly got me motivated to work hard at the gym this week.
All in all it has been a quiet few weeks since dad left. However, after two more weeks of hunkering down in the library I am off to Ireland on the 27th. In the meantime, I will be attending a St. Patricks Day formal and party, a Harry Potter themed banquet and much much more. Keep on reading - the adventure is just kicking off.
... The story goes that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles were visiting Durham and having dinner in the Castle's Great Hall. The head chef had an appointment to catch, but unfortunately Charles was taking forever to finish his meal. The chef politely asked Prince Charles to hurry it up, which the Queen found so funny that she bestowed upon him a title (not a knighthood but close).
The tour was given by a Durham history student, who kept things lively with ...
... or sunny with little wind and temperatures in the 40's.
We suspected the event would be well attended. This week is half-term for the schools so many families took their children to the museum to see the trains. And, our train to Shildon was packed. They had added two additional train cars but it was still standing room only for those passengers who got on the train a few stops after ours.
When we arrived, ...
... one on Counter-Terrorism, which completely revolutionized the way I saw the issue, as well as introducing me to some world leaders in the field. My hopes were high for my negotiation seminar -and it did not disappoint.
The module began on Thursday evening with a quick introductory session and then a three-course group meal. Just like last time the food did not disappoint, and while it wasn't a steak dinner it was still quite delicious. I spent the meal talking with my course ...
"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people" - Gandhi
Hello my dear readers! My sincerest apologies for being so inactive of late but it has been a busy few weeks, as you will soon discover.
As most of you will have noticed, I tend to organize my blog posts thematically. A theme that I find really links this week together well is culture, and cultural exchange. A big party of studying abroad is about cultural exchange. As a ...
Other places to stay in Gateshead
Bottle Bank, Gateshead | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Great hotel - not like Hiltons at all!
- Ab fab!! Staff excellent
- Excellent new years eve party here
MetroCentre, Gateshead | 3 star hotelfrom $122
- Good as other reviewers had said!
- Brilliant breakfast, superb leisure facilities!
- Fantasic Weekend
Maingate, Kingsway North, Gateshead | 3 star hotelfrom $90
High West Street, Gateshead | 3 star hotelfrom $64
55 Consett Road, Gateshead | 2 star hotelfrom $63
Derwent Haugh Road, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $92
A194, Wardley, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $68
8 Station Road, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $116
Northside, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $115
Low Eighton, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $80
Lamesley, Gateshead, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $56
145 Prince Consort Road, Gateshead | 3 star hotelfrom $81
St Omers Road, Gateshead | Hotelfrom $84
South Shore Road, Gateshead | 3 star hotelfrom $81