Three Days, Two Nights and Plenty of Foods

Hurray to me for finally being able to catch a break from work! πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ For my week off, not only my mum is visiting me right now in London, but we were also able to make a city getaway trip to Bristol and Bath for the past three days and two nights.

Bristol and Bath are major tourist’s attractions in the UK, the latter especially for its historical significance. I actually visited both cities once before around two years ago, so this time was more of an opportunity for my mum to visit herself! πŸ˜› However, why would I deny the offer of a getaway trip haha? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The City of Bristol
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, where we stayed

Bristol was apparently the hometown of Banksy. Now, I got to confess I actually don’t know much about Banksy’s works, but street art is definitely a big part of the city wherever you wander.

I don’t know if any of these is by Banksy, but they sure do look amazing! ❀️

Our first stop for arrival was at Little Chinatown (sticking well and truly to our Asian roots lol…) The food wasn’t bad at all, but we did end up waiting for over half an hour before we were fed after they confused our orders with another table… 😑☹️ (and my mum was definitely not a happy woman by that point haha! πŸ˜…)

Food at Little Chinatown
Za Za Bazaar

After the very filling lunch, we decided to go back to rest in the hotel room. (Our unlucky streak though continued when we went back to the hotel… The reception checked us into the wrong room TWICE! πŸ˜“) Having then recovered slightly from the food coma after a quick lap, we went for a stroll by the sunset πŸŒ… around the Bristol harbourside and had dinner in Za Za Bazaar, an international food buffet restaurant. Turned out to be a big mistake because we were both beyond stuffed afterwards! 🀒

On the second day, we decided to take the train from Bristol to Bath. It was a very short journey between the two cities, lasting just under 10 minutes! πŸš‚ The biggest two attractions in Bath are the Roman Baths and the Thermae Bath Spa (how could one not wonder where the name of the city came from lol!), but my mum was uninterested in either, so we decided to simply stroll around the city… πŸ˜— (I have been to both places in my last visit and the Thermae Bath Spa was right up my street with their rooftop pool! πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ The Roman Baths was nice to see for its history though with a very hefty ticket price…)

Outside the Roman Baths

The other noticeable thing in Bath was its many pastry shops selling the traditional Cornish pasties. However, it seemed all the shops label their own Cornish pasties as β€˜award winning’ or β€˜best’, which made me sceptical about who to believe. πŸ˜… Nonetheless, we did manage to sit down in one and had a taste of their Cornish pasty, but ended up falling in love instead with their Cornish pudding (which tasted like a custard-rich bread pudding to me. πŸ˜‹)

The Cornish pudding on the right was absolutely delicious! 😍😍

Afterwards, we decided to head to the famous Pulteney Bridge by the river, bathing ourselves in the feelings of autumn. πŸ‚πŸ‚

On Pulteney Bridge
Secret Passage by the Bridge!
By Pulteney Bridge
Beautiful! ❀️❀️
A Walk in the Fall… 🍁🍁

And we decided to have one quick meal at a spicy noodle bar before jumping back onto the train back to Bristol! It was delicious! πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Beef Tripe Salad (top) and Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Roasted Duck (bottom)

Our hotel stay came with a free use of the swimming pool and it was perfect to make up for my lack of spa time in Bath! 😁 (The odd thing was that the hotel’s fitness centre was located in a different building next door, so I needed to walk out the hotel’s entrance, cross the street with my towel and sandals and back lol.) I swear I could doze off there just by lying on the bench lol πŸ˜΄πŸ˜‚ (Meanwhile, my mum was sound asleep in the hotel room haha! πŸ’€ πŸ’€)

Relaxing by the pool 😎😎 (There was also a jacuzzi!)

As for dinner that day, we kept it easy and dined in the hotel’s restaurant before heading out and bought a bunch of ice creams back to the room! (My excuse- it was discounted in the supermarket! 😜)

Dining in the hotel
Ice Cream Feast! ❀️❀️

We didn’t have much time on our final day in Bristol (as our bus was scheduled for the early afternoon), but we did manage to visit the university area and catch a good valued Italian lunch at Sergio’s before heading back to London! 🚌 (We didn’t quite manage to finish so we took the pasta away with us haha! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚)

Our Italian lunch! πŸ˜‹

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