Travel Blogs from Winchester
... well-preserved city of La Rochelle are a must. This four-day sale must end Friday 14th March 2014 – quote 'CHELT14' when booking* What's more, this cruise has been planned to coincide with one of Europe's most anticipated dates in the horse racing calendar – the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Every October, up to 50,000 spectators descend on the banks of the Seine, to witness the world's ...
Apparently we may never have explained our prolonged use of this word! Our host at Bariloche (being a Spanish speaker) is unable to pronounce the letter 'v' and instead they use the letter 'b' - eg bino blanco. As a result of this he pronounced it grabel instead of gravel!! In spite of our trying to educate him, we failed. Hence our usage throughout. Hope this explains it!! ...
... get to know your van" day.
Why we ended up in Winchester is a bit of a mystery - I think we were headed for Ted Johns, an old army mate of mine, used to race enduros with him, but he was out. Anyway Winchester is where we are!
Weather atrocious, so we took a trip to Southhampton 10 miles away to the " Go Outdoors" store - wow, it is like a toy shop for campers! Massive place, ...
... however don't seem quite as big as I remember or as big as they seem in pictures etc. Thankfully the weather was beautiful while we were there unlike last time (years and years ago) when it was pouring rain! After we had done the full circle of Stonehenge we went back out to meet Tim and head back to the house. By this time we were all a bit peckish as lunch was approaching and so back at the house we all had a ...
... the way, and whilst there were a handful who failed to enrich my trip, most of them have been friendly, many of them offered various pearls of wisdom, and some even emerged as friends.
A few highlights, in approximate choronological order, have been:
- Endless views, horse riding and chocolate in Bariloche.
- Climbing the Volcano in Pucon, and more importantly, sliding back down in the snow whilst listening to Ski Sunday.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center