Premier Inn Solihull (Hockley Heath, M42)

Stratford Road, Solihull, West Midlands, England, B94 6NX, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Solihull

A Sense of Perspective

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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... despair and misery were the orders of the day. I have been driven out of my mind.

Also today, a book arrived from Amazon: "After Daybreak", by Ben Shephard. It is about the liberation of the Belsen concentration camp in April 1945, which the British troops called the "Horror Camp", and with good reason. It was dramatically overcrowded, most of the inmates were suffering from ...

Dull stuff and a jolly thing

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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A slightly frustrating day wrestling with various types of technology, card payments, faulty numbers, overlong passwords, payments not working, websites not working and much else besides. All in a day's work in the modern world...
On a brighter note, Wills took Red to Raddlebarn School. The children had great fun playing with everything and a good time was had by all. They will follow Red's progress on a companion blog called whereisredtoday. ...

Preparations of different types

A travel blog entry by ejm56

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... of visitors, eavedropping on the guides telling their stories. We also meet various locals, both young and old who talk about living in such a notorious place. The wife of a former SS guard was unapologetic, claiming that the camp commandant was just a bit of a bully. And the one time Hitler Youth still had a gleam in his eye when recollecting the old days.
But for the main part, we just heard a collection of grim and graphic tales, that sadly are far ...

Showers on the way to Bath

A travel blog entry by teambargey

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... little of the descending steps you can make it after about 3. We wandered around the southern and northern edges containing the other bathing rooms, and the kids learned some Latin/English connections in the names (hot room = caldarium, ie. scald; warm room = tepidarium; cold room = frigidarium). Eva skipped along and tried to calculate how much money had been thrown into the base of the frigidarium pool, as if the correct answer might mean it was all hers (and then she'd ...

Israel

A travel blog entry by peteballard

... 2 silver coins was just enough to keep the tax man happy. After that we went up to Mount of Beatitudes, where a there is a chapel at the top of a hill that commemorates Jesus's delivery of the Sermon on the Mount. It's been tested that the acoustics of the Sea of Galilee and is banks are so good that you can hear a loud mans voice from all the way around it.... It's a pretty big lake! But it was retested only recently. So they believe that people on the Jordan side of the sea ...

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