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They say travelling leaves you speechless & then it turns you into a storyteller. My friends say I can’t say in one place to save my life..

 

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The world is too beautiful to stay in one place

 

One of my favorite things to do in the whole wide world is travel… Traveling for me it is like finally taking a much-needed breath of fresh air… Traveling allows you to see the world from a whole different perspective .. Which somehow makes all your troubles seem so small…

You don’t have to be rich to travel.. You just need to be willing to sacrifice a few little pleasures for memories that will last a life time

Remember that…. life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath way

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Brighton PART 3.0 & Travel Tips

We woke up early to prepare for our big day of hiking, we packed our bags with all the things that we thought we would need for the day  food, water e.t.c  we then decided to have a quick stop at Aldi to buy some extra stuff … if you live in England you will know that Aldi has this amazing cheap bakery… so I decided to pick up a few treats the only problem was that i started eating them before I had paid for it, pls don’t judge me I could not help myself. As you can imagine I got into trouble with the security guard..lets just say I had my fair share of public embarrassment for one day… We finally had all we needed so,it was time to conquer the  coast lines of Brighton

We had a smooth journey it took us about an hour to get to 7 seven sisters (the beginning of our hiking trail) so we were getting a little impatient but when we finally got there it was definitely worth the wait
I have no words to describe this place….. Just let’s say we took the time out to bow to majesty of our amazing creator …. This place made us fill so small and so thankful
I will let you see for yourself ….just so u know the pictures do not do this place justice

no words
no words
mother nature
mother nature
little surprises a long the way !!!!
little surprises a long the way !!!!

The hike took about 5-6 hrs in total including breaks…

The trail was beautiful but also very challenging as I am afraid of heights .. lets just say I cried at a point…the rest of the time I tried desperately not to shit my pants .. but in the end it was all worth it

The struggle was too real here
The struggle was too real here
i made it
I made it !!!!!
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The view
Just too beutiful
Just too beautiful

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The road less traveled
The road less traveled
roads less traveled are the best
roads less traveled are the best

….the next day,it was unfortunately time to leave ..so we decided to enjoy every min we had left … So we woke up early after breakfast we headed into town for the last  time

We had to go to the beach one more time ……We got our feet wet in the amazing sea water .. We let the waves hit our legs and filled our lungs with the amazing sea air for the last time …then it was time to head to the train station …we had learned our lesson this time so we left early
As we walked down to the station we taught we were done with Brighton but fortunately  Brighton was not done with us it had a few fun surprises along the way
Best to see this one.
….. Writing our dreams on the wall

dream wall
dream wall
...we found inspiration in the most unlikely place ..
…we found inspiration in the most unlikely place ..
well what can i say
well what can i say… we could not help ourselves (street wall art is legal in Brighton) 

So if you would like to plan your own short trip, here are my 8 top tips to help you
1) You will need a budget big or small …it always a good idea.
2) Book your travel early the earlier the cheaper.
3) If you live in the UK a rail card is the way forward I promise.
4) Where possible book all your activities in advance.
5) A tour guide is always a good idea …if u want to get into the heart of the town/city.
6)Get lost as much as possible …(within reason).
7) Try not to worry yourself about things you can not change.
8) Cook some of your meals it will save you a lot of money.

Budget wise we spent btw £100 -£150.(hope this helps)

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BRIGHTON 2.0 (PART 2)

So my editor in chief was not impressed with my last Brighton blog . In my attempt to keep it short I left out some important details out so lets run this back…..

..me just being me
..me just being me

From part one do you remember Jackie our amazing guide…(if not you will need to go back up). When she was telling us about the history of Brighton . She told us that Brighton started to grow when this “Doctor” set up a clinic on the beach ..(in those days that it was a big deal..as every one was afraid of the water..with all the mysterious and  unknown powers it held ) LOL… OK I made that part up but I am sure that was what they were thinking …

So this doctor sets up a  clinic on the beach and claims that the cure for everything was sea water… he recommended diping yourself in it/ drinking it

I am sure you are thinking where in Gods name did he get his degree from… But surprisingly  this actually worked as most people that came to see him lived in London which was very polluted at that time …. so when they came down to Brighton drinking the sea water made them throw up so it cleansed there tummy ..and the clean air helped them to feel better.”so the doctor was actually on to something.

Of course, when our dear Jackie told us this we said it was just B.S .But as the days pasted we soon realized that there was something different about the people in Brighton, Apart from them being very friendly and nice . They all had a big smile on their face …This may not seem very significant to you but trust me if you lived in London you will understand Londoners do not smile. I mean nobody is even playing those games with you.

So when we have people smiling at us and being super helpful your girls do a little happy dance and say a mini thank you prayer to our dear Jesus in heaven..

And the best part of this is that all the guys in Brighton are HOT. When I say HOT I mean fine as hell, like beautiful like stop in the middle of the road when you are late for for your train just to look at the beautiful work of God as V and I would love to call it …

Trust me it was not long before we agreed  that doctor does not sound so crazy at all .. what ever the people of Brighton were drinking or diping themselves in, that was what we definitely needed in our lives

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A little adventure….. Brighton (PART 1)

The popular misconception is that you have to be to be rich to travel… but honestly this could not farther from the truth ….

Travelling is all about making small scarifies for a memories that will last a life time.

I won’t say that my trip to Brighton was off to a great start  ….. It starts with me running through Manchester pic like a crazy woman… Praying desperately  to my dear Jesus that I do not miss my 8:00 AM bus to London….
I am sure your thinking you should have been more organised and gotten up early trust me I did thanks to my painfully annoying sister ….. Any way back to the reason why I was running through Manchester pic…. I think it is safe to say that I was not the luckiest woman in Manchester as I got to the platform to get my train to Manchester pic, I watched my train leave me …..everyone knows that this is the most annoying thing in the world … So I got on the next train like any reasonable person would have done and one stop before Manchester pic …. A woman decides to pass out on my train …..I know this was not her fault but why today of all days I screamed in my head …. So I change trains and I finally get to Manchester pic with less than 10 mins to my bus time… well i think that explains the running.

To say my bus ride to London was painful ….would be putting it lightly… Definitely  not the best 5 hrs of my life
So finally get to London Victoria … I decide to get myself a nice caramel frappuccio because I have earned it ….. No sooner had I started enjoying my drink and thinking that the universe was finally on my side did my  my dear friend Vanessa decides to message that she would be missing our 14:30 PM train to Brighton  with no explanation ….in my head that was just the last straw …. I decided to get on my train to Brighton and take deep breaths  as there was no point worrying my self over things I could not change ……but this unfortunately did not stop me from wanting to set fire to her hair …. !!!!!!!

LOL … So my dear Vanessa finally gets to Brighton about 2 hrs late. I was so happy to see her crazy ass ….. I could not even be mad at her …… Plus she was looking like life in this orange dress

As they say it is better to arrive late than ugly

She was finally here so our amazing Brighton trip could finally begin
We began our day with a nice walking tour of Brighton …. With our amazing greeter Jackie who showed us around town, while explaining the significant history of the town
I was just so beautiful … Brighton had the most weird and wonderful shops ……
Just see for yourself …

what more can you ask ??? for everything is made of chocolate
what more can you ask ??? for everything is made of chocolate !!!!!
....everything in this African shop is hand made... helping to support small businesses
….everything in this African shop is hand made… helping to support small businesses

Link to this amazing African shop https://www.facebook.com/hellobohogarden

....And of course hand made furniture... we couldn't help ourselves
….And of course hand made furniture… we couldn’t help ourselves

We knew we had made the right decision when we final got to the sea side
I was so beautiful we literal stood in awe of just how amazing our God is
As we stood and filled our lungs with the amazing sea air … We had just had pure joy in our hearts….

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You know girls do not play with there tummy … We did not want to leave the beach but we were starving ….it was time for some food… After that … It was time to head back to our accommodation … We did not realize how tired we were until we hit our bed and it was lights out !!!!

The next day was time for some Basic grocery shopping, after a huge breakfast it was finally time to head into town … !!!
Armed with google maps we hit the town  stopping at the great pavilion gardens of course…then finally the famous Brighton pier for some games..YAY!!!!

Pavilion gardens
Pavilion gardens !!!!
Pavilion gardens !!!!
Pavilion gardens !!!!
Pavilion gardens
Pavilion gardens!!!!
model Vanessa in the building!!! pavilion gardens
model Vanessa in the building!!! pavilion gardens
happy dance moment ...
happy dance moment …

We had such a laugh although I lost…but I am a winner at heart…. (yes that is what i told my self to make me feel  better LOL)

I lost
I lost

We got an early night ….mostly because we were exhausted and because we had a big day tomorrow of hiking through the coastlines….

MORE COMING SOON .. SO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR PART TWO !!!!

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