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Travel Blogs from South Shields
... Pancake Extravaganza in the MCR. Shrove Tuesday is the day before Lent, a time for fasting in the Christian calendar, was traditionally a day for people to clean out their cupboards of things that they will be giving up for the month. In modern times however, it has become known as Pancake Tuesday, and is an occasion for British people to eat pancakes. Katy outdid herself with the pancakes, providing chocolate spread, Mars Bars, Marshmallows and tons of ...
... of the Baltic Gallery. In the afternoon we walked around downtown, and explored Newcastle's New Castle. The Castle was built during the Norman Period to defend the river Tyne, although a fort had existed on the sight in the past. Although once a sprawling defensive complex, only the keep and Black Gate remain as the rest was demolished to make way for the train tracks during the Industrial Revolution.
In the evening, we returned to Durham to have dinner ...
... in the world.
The American engine was originally called the Golden Shuttle, reflecting the Yorkshire Woolen Industry, and traveled from Bradford and Leeds to London. In 1945 it was renamed the Dwight D. Eisenhower in honour of the General who led the Allied Forces to victory in WWII. It was shipped to the National Railroad Museum at Greenbay, Wisconsin in 1964. The Dwight D. Eisenhower returned to Britain for ...
... or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) negotiating the creation of a new UN disaster relief department in the 1970's. I got to play the diplomat from the USSR, which as any of you who know me well will know I enjoyed profoundly. We were instructed to stay in character for pretty much the whole day, meaning that even our tea and lunch breaks were spent wheeling and dealing with our fellow "diplomats". Alliances were formed, and broken. Plots were hatched and betrayals planned. Deals ...
... are also tons of activities like a concert, wine tasting session, mixology class, photo booth, fortune telling and sports on the TV. This year they were showing the 6 Nations Rugby tournament (much to my chagrin, as I wanted to watch the Switzerland vs. Canada Olympic women's hockey game). My apologies to any Rugby fans out there but I just don't get the appeal.
This week has been a whirlwind of classes, essay writing, social activities and dealing with ...
Other places to stay in South Shields
River Drive, Littlehaven, South Shields | Hotelfrom $110
2 Hobsons Way, South Shields | Hotelfrom $83
Sea Road, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $105
5 Westoe Village, South Shields | 2 star hotelfrom $68
21 Westoe Road, South Shields | Hotelfrom $58
Barrington Street, South Shields | 3 star hotelfrom $64