- This morning, we joined the land tour (by Evans Evans). Pretty excited, as 2 out of 3 places were new to me - the Stonehenge and Bath. The original plan was to go Stratford upon Avon. Nevertheless, there was no place for that land tour anymore. OK, give it a miss this time...
- We waited for the coach to pick us up from the hotel. Thought we saw the coach, but it disappeared in seconds! Surprise! Shock! How could they leave us behind? Well, well, well... we did not miss the coach... It had just parked itself at coach parking bay.
- The coach took us to the Victoria Coach Station where we board another the actual bus, with Lynn as our Guide and Pat as the coach driver. It's been a very informative trip, with lots of information from Lynn. One thing about this kind of land tour - the coach departs very punctually.
- Last time, came alone by train. This time, by coach. It was fast indeed! It only took 45 minutes to reach there.
- Learnt that it's in fact very near Heathrow Airport! Well, no wonder someone asked why built the castle so near to the airport? hahaha... did he get the sequence right?
- I still remember the almond chocolate bought here last year... hm... yummy yummy... well, too back, no time to shop this round.
- Well, found some similarity between Windsor Castle and Versaillie Palace - the King's and Queen's room, etc... The elaborated curvings on the pillars and paintings on the ceilings. Oh yes, this time saw the Crimison Room (that's only open in the winter).
- We da-bao sandwiches from EAT ... well, it's a good timesaver :D
- Stonehenge is one of the most mysterious places - the rock formation. It's something man-made. However, with the technology dated back so many thousand years ago, how were they set up?
- Each stone has its own story...
- What else we saw? Lots of sheep along the way... no no... not all sheep... some were the big fat pigs! hahaha....
- Came across Bath while doing my research - an ancient town set up by the Romans. It was abandoned when it was invaded many many years ago.
- Bath sits on the only volcanic area in UK.
- The Roman bath is still at work! We could still see steam coming out from the green water.
- Interestingly, when we spoke to a few people in Bath (including the Roman), they've been to Singapore before!
We went back to Chinatown... we still had the 5-pound soup noodles.