Time for traditions

Our trip to England had almost come to an end. We had visited York, Leeds, Durham Castle & Cathedral and now we would spend the last couple of hours in Newcastle.

After an amazing half-day walking around in Hogwarts, it was time to go back to Newcastle. We took the bus back and it drove across some lovely little cities and landmarks, like the Angel of the North.

When we got back in Newcastle, our room was ready. We stayed at the Royal station hotelPart of the Cairn collection which was quite chique, though we had only reserved a small room. It did have a bath though, which made me really happy.

After we rested a bit at the hotel, it was time to find a Lush store to buy a bathbomb (which is a little tradition of mine. We don’t have a bath at home so if I’m on vacation, and our hotel room has a bath, I will buy a fun bath bomb for a nice, relaxing evening). Anyway, I found what I was looking for and then we set out to get some dinner. We were in a little bit of a rush since we had booked a theatre show for this evening, so in the end, we ended up at Byron’s again (apparently, there’s one in Newcastle too!) for another portion of mac ‘n cheese balls and nachos.

After dinner, we went to Newcastle Theatre Royal. This is also a tradition of ours: whenever we’re on vacation, we go to the theatre. We had bought tickets for The play that goes wrong, which was a hilarious comedy. The story is that a theatre company puts on a murder mystery but as the title suggests, EVERYTHING goes wrong. Murder victims that keep moving, decor that falls apart… It was so funny that we actually cried from laughing. It was amazing.

After the show, we went back to the hotel and it was time for a relaxing bath before we called it a day.

Since our last day at Newcastle was a fairly short one, I’ll include it in this post. We wanted to start our last day in England with a worthy English breakfast, which we had at Côte Brasserie. Eggs, bacon, sausage, tomato, mushrooms, toast with butter and of course, a pot of tea. It was an amazing breakfast to start the day.

We didn’t have much time so in the end, we wandered the city streets a bit. We came across yet another Waterstones where I bought two more books. Then we visited some more stores (there were some Harry Potter stores in this city as well) before we had to go to the airport already.

I had an amazing time in England and can’t wait to go back there again. York was my favourite city of the trip, though of course I was extatic when we were at Hogwarts/Durham Cathedral. It was a wonderful vacation.


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