Haworth Youth Hostel
A nice mansion turned into hostel. Apart from just a hostel, there are also organised 'badger spotting' trips. The ONLY drawback is that it is at the foot of the hill whereas the Brontë parsonage and most other sights are at the top of it...I haven't got a photo of it so you'll have to make do with a photo of the Black Bull in Haworth where Branwell Brontë supped his ale every night.
Recently, my wife and I took...
Recently, my wife and I took a trip to England, our perennial destination to discover more about our ancestors, and to enjoy the wonderful people we meet and the countryside and villages where we love to take walks. One of these villages, Weobley, in Herefordshire, in the west of England, just east of Wales is where friends of ours who used to live in Setauket have retired to, and where they ran a bed and breakfast. When we visited there Jim and Jackie Carter took us, the very first day, on a tour of their area, and the pride they have in the community and the surrounding area is immediately evident.
The area is special. The green rolling hills, the black and white half-timbered cottages, the brightly colored flowers that are a part of every home and every shop in the villages, all speak of a well-cared-for community. But, however there is more here than just that. During the few days we were there we attended a joint service of the three churches in town, at the community center. They do this every year, it's a community service and luncheon and we were welcomed to be a part of it. The ancient Anglican church in town is not only where one group goes to church it is where most of the local marriages take place, it is the parish church and, in a way, it also belongs to the community.
One evening we went to dinner at Jules cafe-bar and restaurant with our friends. The food was excellent, quite special and the service and friendliness made you feel at home immediately. The reporter for the The Daily Telegraph, in London, when he visited Weobley in 1998 noted, 'Jules's menu would not be out of place in London and the service was appealingly self-deprecating.'
The same reporter also noted that the Village and people were upbeat, friendly and seemed to enjoy life. I was especially struck by his comment that Weobley had succeeded in keeping a number of their young people in the community, 'partly due to the provision of a decent number of ‘starter homes' in the heart of the village.' In addition the local school has installed a new wood-fuel coppice heating system that uses wood supplied by local farmers which not only supports local jobs but is also environmentally friendly.
Weobley, a village of just over 1000 residents is even more special this year as it was honored as Great Britain Village of the year in ceremonies that took place at the end of 1999. 'What a wonderful village,' the judges said in an article in The Hereford Times, 'You get a warm feeling about it. Weobley community life is diverse and caters for all.' Well, there it is! It's more than just an attractive community that has maintained its history, it is also the quality of life in the community that counts and how much the people in the community care for each other — and it shows. It was evident when Barbara and I were there and it was evident to the judges who awarded the village this special honor.
So if you are thinking about traveling somewhere this year and you want to go where there is a sense of history, where the people are friendly, where the food is good, and where the countryside is beautiful, try Weobley, A good web site for the area is www.thisisherefordshire.co.uk. PHOTO: WILLOW COURT, FORMER B&B
black stump hostel,rimatuka...
black stump hostel,rimatuka new zealand
6 nz dollars very very cheap,great bush walks.especially to seeglow worms at night.a really friendly welcome gauranteed.
These swans were everywhere and appeared very hungry. We had brought lunch and had a picnic by the river so I decided to share mine with the birds (there was no danger of bird flu back then). The swans happily accepted everything I gave them and were swimming around waiting for more.
Black and White
A waterfall in sea on the island of Skye.
"Eileen Dunan Castle"
This is Eileen Dunan castle.
We were told that the movie 'Highlander' was filmed here.
A watchtower on the westcoast of Scotland.
Scotland is beautifull. Need I say more...
In the little village of Melrose (near Edinburgh) you can find these beautifull age-old ruins. Around the church there's a cemetry with graves dated from 1500 a.c.
"Castlerig stone circle"
This stonecircel looks a little bit like the one in stonehendge, but is a little bit smaller. Nobody exactly nows the functions of this place, but they suspect that it was use by druïds in the middle-ages.
Black Horse Inn
inside the Black Horse Inn
The Black Beech
Black Music Clubs in Scandinavia
Do anyone know of any r&b,soul,hip-hop/rap,and reggae clubs in Scandinavia like Copenhagen,Oslo,and Stockholm? I look forward to the replies.
Re: Black Music Clubs in Scandinavia
Here's something in Oslo that looks absolutely cool:
Re: Black Music Clubs in Scandinavia
Here's one of the more famous in Copenhagen http://www.vega.dk/
Black Sea ferries
Does anybody know some good web pages with information about the Black Sea ferry connections? I am especially interested in the ferry schedules and tariffs for the routes between Istanbul and Ukraine and between Ukraine and Georgia.
Re: Black Sea ferries
I can see your problem. Try to see if the Turkish Maritime Lines sail on those routes. I couldn't find their URL yet.
Beach Volleyball along the Black sea coast....
Can anyone suggest any party towns along the black sea coast where people like to play beach volleyball?
...I'm just looking for a cheap place to relax for the summer, play volleyball, and go to good dance clubs at night :)
Re: Beach Volleyball along the Black sea coast....
Albena has a beach volleyball competition in June/July, apparently, as well as 9 grounds:
Sunny Beach is very tourist-oriented: I'm sure there's plenty of beach volleyball there too.