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Travel Blogs from Newcastle upon Tyne
... journey, taking in countries I've meant to eat erm
I mean travel but haven't yet got around to plus a whole clutch of bucket list attractions.
Abu Dhabi/Dubai (The fastest Rollercoaster in the world, gold leaf camel burgers etc)
Brasov (Dracula, Libearty)
Naples (Pompeii, Mount Etna, real pizza)
... our English Heritage pass, we just couldn't bring ourselves to yet another ruined castle. We did enjoy the walk however, beside a golf course for a while (thankfully, no wayward shots) and then on the wide sandy beach until we arrived at Low Newton where we lunched on fresh crab sandwiches and ploughman's at a quaint pub. Andrew had excelled with his research. A most enjoyable day.Saturday we met the family in Grainger Market after taking a look at Theatre Royal and Central ...
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 ...
... resort with little change since the 50s apart from the volume of visitors and at times it appears as a theme park parodying the old style holiday.
So how are we finding Astrid after 2 weeks? She is lovely and cosy despite the cold weather. It has taken us until now to work out what we need and buy the extra 'bits' such as bedding, crockery, cutlery (thank you Sheila for the cutlery, and James' family for kitchen items), car ramps to level Astrid, outdoor ...
... loud buzzing pubs, spilling out the sides and in to the sidewalks around us. Plenty of laughter and colour surrounded us. In true Geordie cliche hair was straightened and extensions and fake eyelashes fluttered on heavily made up lids. Men seemed to either have buzz cuts or shaved back and sides, and long slicked back hair down the middle, tied in a small pony tail. Perhaps a Newcastle trend stemming from a footballer?! We walked up to the black gate and castle keep. Both ...