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Travel Blogs from Brighton
... with me every time I saw something cool. Now
the tour was great (thanks again Michelle) but the gift shop was just
overwhelming. There was everything and if I would have had my way I would have
walked out with a wand, a Gryffindor scarf, some Quidditch robes, a golden
snitch, some chocolate frogs and Bertie Botts every flavour bean. But I didn’t,
someone talked me out of it so I ended up with a postcard and Nick got a
magnet. On the bus on ...
... scenery throughout the island as well.
We didn't know exactly how to feel about the place in this regard as the wealth
of the resort areas is obviously manufactured and seems fake in contrast to the
standard of living of many of the locals. It's clear that many of the
people staying in the resorts fly in to the island, go to the resort, and then
don't leave until it's time to fly home. But, while we enjoyed the luxury of
the resort we were in and ...
... ride there, the ride back was uneventful until we got to the station. On the stairs down, police officers were running down the stairs and from all over yelling at people to get out of the way. Then over the loud speakers, it was announced that the tube from Victoria was closed. According to the news, there was a suspicious vehicle by Buckingham Palace so the police had a controlled explosion so Victoria Station Underground was closed.
And so, eventually we landed in Gatwick and stepped right into the 1960s. I had never been to Gatwick airport and so was previously unaware of the existence of a time portal which forced the main terminal to stay in 1965. After our virtually perfect European train experiences, our train into London was delayed for half an hour due to a signal failure north of Croydon, which was of little surprise to someone used to the British rail network. ...
(This day somehow got deleted, so here is the updated version) Slow start, earning our keep at Jan and Brian's by doing some chores. We packed up Corsa and headed to the seaside. Brian had given us some great directions for parking so in no time at all we were in Brighton, parked down on the front, ready to walk to the famous Brighton pier. We did the complete tourist thing, walking through the arcade and all the buskers and carnies, right ...