England - Bath in the "County of Somerset

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Karin, our hiking fairy from Greece, wrote us a few days ago something like this: "When I read what you are experiencing, I always think of a buffet 100 metres long and I would have to decide what to eat. Everything is somehow far too much. But you still want to try everything, yes."

Today is a day when everything is a bit too much. And yet it fits for us. Today it fits. Tomorrow it might be different. Who knows?

Since we are a little withered historically and culturally in Cardiff, we drift on. On the route "down" we pass Bath. 

Bath is a small and enchanting town in Somerset. Just the word "county of Somerset" somehow triggers romance in me. Why, I don't know. Past lives, too many medieval novels set in England, or just too much Gala reading? Who knows?

Bath is famous for the Roman baths from the hot springs. Bravely we imagine that we could take a bath. We can't, the old Roman buildings are a museum. 

Here we are absolutely delighted for once: THIS is museum as we like it. We get the audio guide without being asked and, whenever possible, tune in to the children's tour. With audio guides, we actually always listen to the children's tours, if there are any. They're much more interesting, fewer years, more stories. There's the little helper telling funny stories, there's the mouse that lives under the tiles and eavesdrops on the nobles. Simply marvellous.

We stroll for hours through the baths, let the sun set and enjoy the play of the evening light. We drink another hot chocolate on the square where street musicians (unfortunately) are taking a break.

And remember: today's travel buffet with the gardens of Dyffrin in the morning, the almost summery Cardiff at noon and the tranquil, romantic and UNESCO-historical Bath in the afternoon had it all. 

Or is the full feeling only because of the hot chocolate "excellence" with cream and marshmallows?

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Merci for "travelling with us

These weeks we are travelling through Iran. It's possible that we won't be writing posts or that they will be delayed. We first have to see whether we have enough internet or reception and whether it is suitable for us to publish from the country. And whether we will even manage to write down all the fantastic impressions in time.

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Rachel Hirt
Rachel Hirt
1 year ago

Ooooooch soooo schöööön! 🥰

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