A ferry crossing can be so much more than just a boat trip, or a booze cruise. It can be a leaving of something or someone behind, whether for just a short period or more permanently.
The big question is, “What do you take with you?”
Being an amateur when it comes to canal boats, it took more than a little courage to steer ours on to a 1,007ft (305 metre) long aqueduct, towering 126ft (39 metres) above a Welsh valley. The water channel was barely wider than our vessel and as I gripped the tiller tightly I noticed there was not even a railing between me and the sheer drop to the River Dee below. Imagine my horror when my daughter calmly called out: “It says in the guide book that the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is nearly 200 years old and the masonry piers are hollow towards the top!”
Original Photo by B J Mullan – CC-BY-SA 3.0
The Shard at London Bridge is basically a high-rise building in Southwark, London. It has also been referred to as the Shard of Glass, Shard London Bridge or the London Bridge Tower and it is officially the tallest building in Western Europe. Certainly the most prominent building on the London skyline, the good news is that you can visit the Shard and take the lift to what must be the ultimate spot to get a great view over the capital; it’s tall enough to give you a view that takes in the entire city. The bad news is, it isn’t free, in fact it is more expensive than the London Eye.
We have mentioned Bath before in the Travel Articles, but it’s now been voted one of the “best city breaks” on Visit Britain. So, what makes this city such a “must see”?
Bath is in South West England: It is 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 13 miles (21 km) south-east of Bristol. It was granted city status by Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1590, and was made a county borough in 1889. The City of Bath was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Malta is a tiny island in the middle of the Mediterranean. It is blessed with year-round sunshine, is rich in history and culture, has some outstanding architecture, beautiful beaches, and, believe it or not, it plays host to many students from different countries wishing to learn and improve their English. It really is the perfect place for people to study the English language and combine their studies with some fun under the sun.