Portwell House Hotel & Restaurant
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... ahead so we will arrive at about 11:05 on Friday, English time. After exploring Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Malaysia for eight weeks we will fly from Singapore to Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. For those of you that don't know, we have hired out a camper-van for our six weeks in New Zealand so I'm sure you'll be in for a few stories like us getting lost or breaking down during our time. If we've managed to maintain our ...
... called marmite, which looked like apple butter and tasted like Ocean City sea water. Lottie said that the company's tag line is "love it or hate it." She loves it, but clearly I hate it. After breakfast we had our morning meeting, which was business as usual, and after that Tom and I had to meet with the Pembroke chef to plan meals. Tom handled the theme night meals and I handled dietary restrictions. The chef was very nice, and I did my ...
... towards the hotel and stopped at what turned out to be our "local" -- Head of the River on St. Aldates. They had good beers on tap and leather chairs to kick back in and read the paper (see pic).
On Wednesday, we did some more sight-seeing... and pint-drinking. We walked the beautiful grounds of Christ Church, including the tree-lined path to the Thames River, and came out on High Street -- which is the UK-equivalent of ...
... definitely a cultural difference.
Great site with all that said. Stones are smaller than I thought but incredible in that they had been transported the hundreds of miles that they were.
Weather a bit miserable for further stone viewing so off we went to Faringdon, an old market town... to stay at the Old Crown Coaching Inn.
In the afternoon it was off to a real find, Buscot Park.
Bit of ...
... had a chocolate pudding and I had brown bread ice cream. It tastes just like they took some dried wholewheat bread and just crumbled into cream & sugar and froze it. It was very chewy, but tasted like a piece of toast. I'm glad I tried it, but now I don't know about making it one of my favorite.
We intend to go to the University Church in the morning and enjoy our last day here.
Farewell blog tomorrow.