Returning to Great Britain

by Dave on September 29, 2012 · 6 comments

London (photo: TJ Morris)

In less than five weeks, my travels will take me back to Great Britain for the first time in 14 years.

It feels like yesterday that I first approached the white Cliffs of Dover on a hovercraft from Calais, France.

(I may have been a clueless backpacker back then, but at least I knew you don’t get to ride a hovercraft very often.)

The next day I took the train to London, where something posessesed me to try and see as many musicals as possible in a 4-day span.

Buying restricted view seats, I saved a ton of money, and doubled up with matinee showings of Rent and Oklahoma, and evening shows of Les Miserable and Chicago. In between, I hung out in Leicester Square.

On the way back from Ireland, I also took the time to visit Canterbury, which no doubt would’ve made one of my college English Literature professors quite happy.

Five years earlier, I’d visited Britain for the first time.

It was a two week family trip that lead me there, and along with visits to Bath, Oxford, and Stonhenge, we’d done the touristy things in London. Maybe that’s why I felt no pressure to sightsee my second time around.

Returning to London for my third time, I once again have a new set of goals.

On the business end, I will be attending the annual World Travel Market, hosted in London, the first week of November.

On the personal end, I’m excited to catch up with some of my favorite British and Colombian friends I’ve met traveling the last five years.

And with a little luck, I’ll manage to squeeze in another musical for old time’s sake.

______________

This article was written by Dave, and brought to you by Visit Britain.

About the Author:

is the author of 1735 posts on Go Backpacking.

Dave is Editor and Founder of Go Backpacking and Medellin Living, and the Co-founder of Travel Blog Success. Follow him on Twitter @rtwdave or Google+

The Travel Blog Success community offers practical resources and personal support to help you build a better travel blog.

Whether you treat blogging as a hobby, or dream of building a location independent business, you'll learn what's required to create a name for yourself in the online travel world.

Benefits of Joining:

  1. Personal support from Dave, including site critiques and tips on negotiating advertising deals.
  2. Ability to learn from others' mistakes, and save yourself time, energy and money.
  3. Chance to network with other travel bloggers of all levels, from around the world.

Click here to learn more.

Categories: England, Features
Post tags: , ,

6 Comments

Leave a Comment


Comment Policy: Please use your real name. If you use your company name or keywords instead, it'll be deleted. If it is your first time leaving a comment, or you include a URL, it will be held for moderation. Other than that, please keep it polite and respectful.

Previous post:

Next post: