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York

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Thursday August 25. Went to the hotel restaurant for breakfast. Kids ate free: sauteed leek veggie sausages, mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, crumpets, eggs, yogurt, muslix, etc. Got walking directions to Guisley train station (2 miles) from very nice waitress. Got a different set of directions from receptionist, who had learned that the first set of directions was designed for driving. Eventually made it to train station.

Took 2 different trains to get to York. The train station is architecturally cool, very old style. Our next Premier Inn was a 5 minute walk, just outside Micklegate bar (bar means gate, and gate means street), an impressive entrance in the old city wall.

Went walking in old town York. It is lovely. Small windy roads, very pedestrian friendly, neat old buildings. It looks "old", in a pleasant, aesthetically pleasing way. Many tourists, mostly British. Saw York Minster, more or less contemporaneous with Koln cathedral, also Gothic, but not nearly as large. Koln cathedral is quite black, presumably from the pollution, but York Minster is yellowy. Walked on the nicely restored city walls. Bought goodies at Poundland, everything for a pound. A one litre bottle of Vimto! Bought dinner at Marks and Sparks, salad with toppings and quiche. Yummy. :D

Kas.

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Posted by teamkarim 11:26 Archived in England

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I'm guessing Kas wrote this one? Anyway, what is Vimto?

by Auntie Linda

Linda: Vimto is a "concentrated mixed fruit juice drink made with the delicious secret Vimto flavor, sugar and sweeteners". a bottle of the concentrated stuff makes 20 servings. It cost us only £1! It is very good and has kept us going for longer than expected. (we didn't even know it was concentrated! :P)

by Sunny

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