Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Day Trip to Bristol

21/5

2nd destination of our 5-day UK trip:Bristol

Bristol Temple Meads train station

Good lighting calls for a selfie.

St Mary le Port Church - a ruined parish church

We chanced upon a newly opened Belgium waffle shop while exploring the city center. This shop is opened by two Belgium guys so the waffles should be more or less authentic. Damage was £3.25, not quite worth the price. There were bits of sugar when I bit into them and waffle had a dense texture. 

Cabot Circus
Shopping centres like this one are not a common sight in Europe.

John Wesley's Chapel - oldest methodist chapel in the world

John Wesley used to stay here and the rooms upstairs are still there and open to visitors!

The Arcade - kind of like a shopping gallery lined with independent retailers

St. James Priory

St. Nicholas Market

I had the best falafels in St Nicholas market. The first time I tried falafels was in Sheffield university and they were cold and tasted unpleasant. These falafels were deep-fried yet not greasy, and served with a side of smooth hummus. Batter was very crispy and the insides were soft and moist. The hot sauce drizzled over the falafels made them taste even better!

Queen Square

near Bristol Habour

impressive Bristol Cathedral

Tall ceilings are my weakness.

It was such a lovely day to have a picnic on the grass.

Cabot Tower
We climbed up the Tower for panoramic views of Bristol and admission was free!

After climbing up the very narrow and spiral staircases, we finally reached the top of the tower.

It was really windy up there. Although the view wasn't impressive, it was still worth the effort. Cabot tower is probably the best place you can get a bird's eye view of Bristol.. for free!

Wills Memorial Building

Streets of Bristol

Christmas Steps - row of independent shops


New York style chicken and Beef Lasagna for dinner

Here's my 95p alternative to the ridiculously priced bubble tea in the UK

Somehow, Bristol gave me the modern vibes. It has its own charm but isn't my cup of tea.

Ending the post with my selfie hehehe

Next stop, Bath.

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