2017 started off with an adventure and it doesn’t seem to be stopping. I never would have guessed that my dream of visiting Paris would come true. This year has truly been magical and I am so grateful for everything that has happened. What are you most grateful for this year?
Patience does pay off and hard work does bear fruit.
I was travelling with my friend and this being a day trip, we booked the 5:40 Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord. Paris greeted us with rape seed fields, graffiti walls and cold weather.
My first trip to Paris was nothing less than an adventure. From getting lost for 3 hours (we had reached our destination but due to language barrier thought we had to get another train and that took us away from the main city) to getting soaked in rain, including my camera. But, even after losing valuable time, we still managed to fit in a lot of places.
The journey from London St Pancras to Dover Priority Station took about 1 hour 35 minutes and costs us £79.80 (2x return tickets on javelin at any time). Once at the Station, the steep walk to Dover Castle is about 15-20 minutes. There’s also a bus service available but we decided to walk to the castle.
2017 is proving to be (so far) a year of “first time” moments for me. I have been living in the UK for 15 years now but never been to Brighton (I hope i’m not the only one).
You may remember from my previous post that I was in Lewes for the LTA Summit and considering Brighton is just 30 minutes away, I decided this was the perfect opportunity to tick Brighton off the #bucketlist.
From visiting the famous Brighton Pier that everybody talks about to eating Fish and Chips to visiting the Royal Pavilion were some of the things I wanted to do. Do you think I managed to achieve this?