Ibis Birmingham Centre Irving Street
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And so after a long flight - 12+ hours - we arrived in Paris, grabbed a quick drink and then on to Birmingham. Unfortunately, Pat's suitcase decided to stop off in Paris but will hopefully be delivered tomorrow! Back to a sunny UK, with a temperature not much cooler than Hanoi yesterday, where the blossom is in full swing. Lots of memories of a lovely holiday. ...
... our way and arrived without too much delay to check in. Luggage was booked straight through - hopefully we would see it again in HCMC.
A short flight to Paris before we boarded Air France plane for the long flight to Vietnam. We dozed a bit, read a bit and watched films a bit to while away the time. Somewhere along the way we lost 7hrs in time difference and most of Thursday. And so we arrived - not sure if it was Thursday or Friday - ready to start our adventures. ...
... Birmingham, i downloaded and sorted my pictures from the camera, then read before getting off the train at Birmingham new street. I got out of the station, headed towards the shopping center and then through the main plaza, then i got lost, but with the help of some locals found my way to the correct area and went to Birmingham backpackers hostel. It was too early to check in so i dropped off my bags and went exploring.
... getting closer. The street is filled with colour as a parade of Indians in rich costume parade down the street complete with turbaned man on pony.
It turns out to be a wedding. The family are taking the groom to meet his bride, and the events of the previous two days have been a lead up to this.
So we ask ourselves:
Why we are planning a trip to India when it is all happening here outside our front window...AND we have roast lamb for lunch without any fear of Delhi ...
... an intense feeling which was further intensified when I saw the rock at the front of the church. The feeling was like no other, kind of a mix between anxiety, love, sorrow, and a pinch of anger and confusion, but all at the same time being gobsmackingly humbled, or maybe it was all these feeling I felt on continuous rotation, or furthermore was it a feeling I felt that I was not meant to understand because I'm not Jesus or god? So if your a bit confused because your really not ...