Travel Blogs from Charleston
... and then back to the room.
Tuesday, I hung around the hostel all day, writing, sitting in the porch swing, reading, computer stuff. You know how you pay for room when you travel and wish you could stay and enjoy them sometimes. Well I did. Went to a couple more restaurants in the area and just hung out.
Wednesday decided that I would wander out for the day to all the tourist areas. When I left the hostel, I made a couple ...
... who was the epitome of Southern hospitality. Plus there was free wi-fi.
Lunch: Low Country Bistro $21
Pulled pork and collard greens with two glasses of Beringer and an impressive background soundtrack. No wi-fi though.
Coffee: Cafe Paradiso - A Turkish themed place with sheish bongs and really nice staff.
Positive: Accidentally stumbling across Charleston Food & Wine Festival. It costs $ to get in but lasts all weekend, and ...
... the only one who does strange things. And then continued, “But, I'm a dangerous one to tell that to. See that RV over there ! I’m from Seattle; we’re on our way to Florida; I’m writing a blog and you get to be in today’s entry.” Again, we laughed and then she told me all about her daughter who lives in Seattle. By then, we were at the entry, wished each other a good day, chuckled and were on our way.
As I left ...
... Civil war started here, so that makes it an important place to see for Americans.
There are bits and pieces of everything here. Old historic houses, a harbour foreshore, plenty of shops and restaurants and so on. They are all nice enough, but it feels very cosmopolitan and very wealthy. In short it feels very different to the Deep South I've been talking about so far.
The fact that it is tourism number one also means the prices for everything rise ...
... a hostile act, and General P.G.T Beauregard demanded that the Union commander surrender Fort Sumter to the South.
When he refused, Confederate artillery batteries began shelling for 34 hours straight and captured the fort. Despite the fusillade, no Union soldiers were killed and only one Confederate lost his life when a canon misfired. The War Between the States began in earnest shortly after Sumter fell.
Throughout the ...