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The Great in Britain
England in general
Member Name: Caeculus
England in general
Date: 07/06/02, updated on 07/06/02 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Close to home, No passport or Foriegn money needed
Disadvantages: Weather unpredictable , More chance of bumping into someone you don't want to
I have only been abroad once, and the thing I remember the most is the weather and the scenery. Yet I have been on vacation in England many times, and the things I remember the most is: The weather (that gorgeous day, that terrible day), the scenery (that beautiful landscape, that dump of a place), the laughs, the upsets, and the fact that I was still close to my home. I don’t think it matters where you take your vacation, as long as you enjoy it. All you need to enjoy your vacation is company that you enjoy being around, the ability not to take things too seriously (your on vacation, enjoy yourself!), and an idea of what you want from your holiday. So why pay hundreds and hundreds of pounds to jet off abroad, when everything is right here in England, and if you’re lucky, you may just get a good balance of weather.
Here’s a bit about a couple of place I’ve been to: Scarborough & Blackpool
Scarborough - From living in Kent, you may think going on holiday to Scarborough is an unlikely choice, as it is not the most talked about, or popular destination. The reason why I first went there was because I was talking to someone for about a year and a half without ever meeting her, so I dragged a friend up there with me to meet her. I must say now, things didn’t really work out with this girl, but that didn’t stop myself and my friend from having a good time. The thing I really liked about Scarborough, was the fact that everything is right there. Our B&B was opposite the train station, the high street (which was fairly big) was just a minutes walk down the road, and the beach front (loads of arcades, pubs, and of course, the beach) was just down below the high street.
One thing that shocked myself and my friend though, was what happened come the weekend nights. Going from seeing a usual amount of people walking around the high street on a Friday afternoon, to seeing hundreds and hundreds of people suddenly appearing c
ome night time. No matter where you go on a weekend night, you will probably enjoy yourself, as the people are very friendly, and such a laugh.
Blackpool - Well we’ve got to go to Blackpool at least one time in our lives, it is always talked about, and advertised. So we did!
Maybe it was because it was hyped-up too much. Maybe it was because there were only two of us. Maybe it was because we went for too long. But we didn’t enjoy it all that much. I don’t know why I said maybe, it was because of these factors. I said before that I was shocked to see all these people appear come the weekend nights, and in Blackpool I was even more shocked. Friday and Saturday night was absolutely packed with people, everywhere you went was packed, it was a great atmosphere. The only thing is that come the day, especially by the Monday we were there, everywhere was dead, and you were struggling to find something to do. As I stated before, I think I went for too long, and with not enough friends. I will definitely be going back again, but with more friends, and for a little less time. But definitely a place to go with a few friends, for a few days of fun!