Blue Boar Witney
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... a variation on the theme of ambition number three: I will cross Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China and SE Asia & Australia by train. Somewhere along the way I hope to earn enough to come home via Latin America, the US and Canada. This account of my journey will serve 2 main purposes: 1) Keep family, friends and any other interested parties updated 2) Keep a permanent record of my adventures Check back for more updates ...
... area, meaning it is no surprise that Portsmouth and nearby Southampton have for so long been major ports, and that Portsmouth in particular still retains the air of a naval town.
The main "tourist" attraction in Portsmouth is the naval dockyard area and its history - the beaches around the town are all good old British pebbles, not too good for lazing on. There are 3 main old ships to see: the Warrior, the first iron clad sailing warship; the Victory, ...
... up this horrendous slope we were hoping it was going to be all downhill to Andover but there was plenty of ups as well as downs. We arriving in Andover and then eventually found our way to the Premier Inn after a few wrong turns. This was our first experience of Premier Inns and although the surroundings weren't very salubrious, the receptionist proved to be very helpful, finding a safe storage for ...
... there. We had a quick break for lunch where I went to Turf's Tavern for lunch which was hard to find. The food was incredibly delicious, I got a mozzarella wrap and a side of butternut squash wedges.
After lunch, we went to Christ Church College, which was the inspiration for parts of Alice and Wonderland and HARRY POTTER!!! We got to walk on the stairs in which Professor McGonagall made her entrance in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's stone!!! We also got to walk in the ...
... and worthwhile. Quite a history to this place, and associated with some amazing people.
Following the walking tour we came across some disappointments, and felt a little aggravated over the afternoon. Firstly, we asked for a bicycle touring map, and they only had one left which they would not hand over to us, referring us instead to the bicycle shop, which turned out to be closed on Good Friday. Then we approached some of the ...