a traveller's diary

Bath

Welcome to the last post on my holidays in Britain, guys! According to a legend, Bath was founded by the Briton Prince Bladud. Having caught leprosy, he was sent away from his castle and was forced to look after pigs; one of the pigs got infected, but after wallowing in hot mud  it was cured … Continue reading

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Oxford

This is my favourite part of the journey, guys! Oxford is a great town, full of history and culture. It’s difficult to put into words what I felt when I walked through Oxford’s streets. It’s a magical town! Do you remember the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle? This wonderful city is first mentioned in this sort of diary, … Continue reading

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Cardiff

Welcome to the capital of Wales, guys! The origin of the name is still uncertain, some people believe it means “the fort on the river Taff”, while others think it means “the fort of Didius” (a Roman governor of the region when the fort was established). The first spot we visited was St Fagans National … Continue reading

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Cheddar Gorge

 You may have tasted Cheddar cheese, but…  have you ever heard about Cheddar Gorge? Cheddar Gorge is an example of a limestone gorge in Britain, which was formed by melting water floods during the periglacial periods. Ice and frozen mud blocked this area when the weather was really cold, while in the summer the snow-melting … Continue reading

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Bristol!

As I wrote  in my previous post, my college was in Bristol, so we visited this wonderful city many times. Bristol is situated in Gloucestershire, a region in the South West of England, and it’s one of the most popular English cities. Its name derives from the Old English Brycgstow, meaning “the place at the … Continue reading