The Grove

411 Hagley Road. Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B17 8BL, United Kingdom | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Birmingham

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 ...

Brixham to York

A travel blog entry by pete.willcox

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... were endless makes and models of caravans
and motorhomes but not so much of the nicknack stuff which Pete finds
so interesting, and sadly the stalls that had these items were very
crowded. Pete spoke to a few stall holders and may become the agent
for items not seen in NZ. It was all very interesting and we were
amazed to find we had pretty much covered what we wanted by mid
afternoon.




The
afternoon was sunny and warm, ...

Israel

A travel blog entry by peteballard

... tour. It was about 5-10min walk from the old city of Jerusalem. That afternoon it was poring with rain so it was until late that ben, tess and myself got to go for a walk down to the old city. We didn't get to see a whole lot, but we did walk through a cemetery that was just outside the Islamic quarter and overlooked the Mary Magdalen cathedral and the garden of gethsemane (the garden Jesus prayed at the night before his crucifixion). Day 17 was the most amazing and most spiritual ...

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Location

This hotel, located in the Harborne area of Birmingham, is near Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses, Selly Manor, Perrott's Folly, and Edgbaston Reservoir.
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