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The Eden Project
Today we did a day trip to the Eden Project. It was AWESOME! It had a lot of things going on, but the main feature is the biomes: the Mediterranean and the Rainforest. Both of which were incredibly well done. They had informational plaques introducing all the species of plants, and also themed decorations for the regions it was ...
I spent a lovely week in Cornwall over Christmas seeing my Mum each day and visiting various towns and villages near the Lizard where I was staying. The harbour at Coverack by night was a magical scene with Christmas lights and decorations illuminating the small fishing boats in the harbour. I also took a couple of walks to my favourite places anywhere in the world - Kynance Cove and Lizard Point. The sunsets at this time of the year are truly spectacular. ...
... the castle. Unfortunately it was not open, but you could still stroll around the fort bits on the hillside. Pretty impressive and nice for a wander. Again on such a beautiful sunny day, we were spoilt with views. Managed to spot another seal in the water aswell!
From here it was time to head home, but what a lovely few days of winter Cornish sun!
We embraced a very early start to bomb it over to the lovely Cornwall, and our first stop was Lizards Point. Right out on the peninsula and the furthest point South in England, it is a beautiful spot. We wandered down to the view point and checked out an old RNLI station, before having a ramble round the clifftops along the coastpath taking in the stunning views.
With much fresh air sucked into our lungs, we hopped back in the car and continued ...
... we were halted by dense traffic, looked surprisingly well-nourished – we were informed that, for them, begging is a business often, alas, organised by unscrupulous adults.
In Uttarakhand in the north, and Rajasthan further south, we saw no real poverty at all. A simpler life-style, such as that of Mr Badal Singh and his family in Khuri, with no cars dishwashers, televisions etc., might appear impoverished to the western consumer-driven eye, but ...