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... end of the evening we had to watch where we were walking as they started falling back to earth! It was a magical evening though, and a great way to spend our last night of travelling.
So the next day we headed to the airport to start our homeward journey. Sam and I were flying to Sri Lanka, and stopping over in Colombo for the night, before flying to Heathrow the next day. We were put up in a complimentary beach-front hotel with breakfast and dinner, it ...
... was to have walked along the White Cliffs of Dover to the South Foreland Lighthouse with spectacular views over the English Channel, but what with the adverse weather, the hike is out of the question. We still get to see some pretty impressive views of the cliffs, especially from St. Margaret’s Bay and above the ferry terminal.
Tonight we try Chequers, the local fish and chip shop in the square. It’s owned by a Turkish couple, so we could also have chosen kebabs if we had wished, but we stick to the traditional deep-fried cod and chips. Keep in mind that, unlike in the USA, in England "fries" are “chips” and “chips” are “crisps”. ...
... we are here to attend the morning service”
“You are a bit early for that. It’s not until 11:00. Come by at 10:30 and you’ll be able to get in.”
Canterbury. The city dates from AD 597, when St. Augustine was sent by the pope as a missionary to Britain. Construction of the present cathedral was started in 1070.
We wander down the ...
... Lenham we realose that we have forgotten to buy bread at Sainsbury’s, so as the baker is just around the corner from the cottage, we pop round to stock up for breakfast. The owner is just locking up.
“Sorry. We’re closed. We open tomorrow at 8:00.”
We must have lookedx awfully downcast, so she goes ...