|Sarah & Liam in Canterbury|
|Abode Hotel Canterbury staff including Nick, Housekeeping Manager|
|Cute shops many from London|
There are plenty of cute shops as well, but the amount of cigarette butts and dirt and garbage on the street surprised me. Add the weather, which nobody can do anything about ... it was just so windy, it made it hard to enjoy walking around. The Marks and Spencer's was a real plus, what a store! My niece took me there for the first time, and I went back three times during my two day stay. Got hooked on the bacon sandwiches. There is nothing like bacon in the UK. It is delicious.
|Canterbury Cathedral from outside gates|
|Square by Cathedral gates|
The Canterbury Cathedral was not at all what I expected. It was nice, but not really to my liking. Maybe I have been spoiled by all the gorgeous Cathedrals in Italy that I have visited. It seemed very sparse and plain.
The town itself has a travel agency, where the staff were actually rude to me when I walked in to inquire about tours. I walked in behind two women and the man said, "Picked up somebody, did you?" And the women turned up their noses and said in unison, "She is not with us." And the three of them began to laugh. Obviously I left without booking a tour.
There was a street musician who was quite good.
|My niece Sarah|
Highlights: family and the Abode Hotel
Lows: Canterbury Cathedral & the town itself