Ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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A good friend asked me recently if I was escaping or running away - that had me thinking. Why would I leave my wonderful circle of family and friends, my social scene and photography courses, a perfectly brilliant business like Express Imaging, with its fabulous team of workmates, my lovely house and car, the beautiful Roath Park and City of Cardiff to pack one bag and fly to the other side ...
Here we are in Malmesbury, the "Queen of the hilltop towns" and reportedly the place of the oldest continuous settlement in England. King Athelstan died here in 709 and was buried in the Abbey, which is virtually next door to where we are staying in a home exchange organised by Trish and Ray.
It's an old house, over three levels and quite comfortable despite its plumbing issues.
We all love Malmesbury. The ...
... we went to Bristol, which I would say Bristol is to England, what Austin is to Texas. And by that, Bristol exudes that super artsy, up and coming, hippy vibe. It is most famous for Bansky, which is a street artist that I am fascinated by. I mentioned him earlier when I went to London but he was believed to have been born in Bristol and has a lot of famous works there. So we walked around town looking at all the Banksy's and shopped. More dreams came true that ...
... went down, it started to rain and we asked for directions from 3 different people until a Taxi driver finally had us follow him. We arrived at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel at 10pm. They were closing the restaurant at 10, but kindly kept it open for us to eat another late dinner. The hotel is gorgeous and the boys were thrilled to have their own room a few doors down from us. They enjoyed the room service free vouchers for milk and cookies before quickly falling asleep.
... the photography graduates and tutors, class of 2013, I thank you. Its been an incredible 3 years, I have met some of my best friends, my boyfriend, and some future colleagues whilst being at UWE. I wouldn't change it, and I hope my memory of it stays as positive as it is now. Congratulations, we did it.
Not much time for celebrations, however, as back to Turkey we go... To Turkey, Twice.
Keep checking back,
KoF (officially unemployed)