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John Betjeman begged friendly bombs to fall on Slough.
How about-- Come rising seas and swallow up Folkestone?
Words can't adequately convey the sheer awfulness of this town. The sea and pebbly beach are perfectly nice - but good grief!
The horrible 60s brutalistic architecture - right on the beach front, the litter, the huge expanse of black asphalt stretching as far as the eye can see - on the beach!
I guess it used to be where ...
... for any situation in life.
Back to the story,
Towards the end of last year I went through a bad phase in my life where I was just constantly unhappy, everyday felt miserable and I would dread going into work. Not because I didn't enjoy it anymore, but because I felt lost/sad/happy/confused about a lot if things.
So I decided it was the right time to finally look into what I've always wanted to do, TRAVEL.
At least that's what the Chunnel feels like to start with, it sets off so gently. 4.50am was not a happy time to hear the dulcet tones of then iphone "marimba" alarm tone. Still, that had us checking in 20 minutes before our slot closed, and we were the last car straight onto an earlier half-empty train that set off about as soon as I stopped. Next up: Brugge, Leuven, Aachen, Köln, Koblenz, Würzburg, Dinkelsbühl. It's a big schlep, but the flip ...
... of Dover are under the protection of the UK Heritage Trust (a national organization that aims to preserve natural areas and sites of historic significance) so it’s like entering a national park. We were given walking maps of the area and that’s when we realized that we’d definitely have to come back to explore again at the end of our trip. We had about 1.5 hrs before we had to head off to catch the ferries so in that time we ...
... come back late Saturday night. So we'll have just enough time to spend some time there and see a few sights. The girl from Arkansas has a friend there right now so he'll be showing us around a bit. I just hope we get some sunshine!
Well I do believe that that is all for now. Expect another entry recapping my first full week of classes and the writing of my first short essay (500 words) due on Wednesday!
Love you all! :)