Brighton: The Great British Summer Time

It’s not often that I get to explore my own country and with Europe on my doorstep, why would I? You only have to spend an hour on a plane from London before you’re launched into the culture and romanticism of Europe. Even France is so vastly different from England; the landscape, the language, the customs, the weather.

So why spend my travel time in my own familiar country? Just One day exploring Brighton immediately gave me the answer the that question. The long pebble beaches, the retro pleasure pier, the fairground rides- Brighton truly is the epitome of an English seaside town.

I’d only ever been to Brighton on a night out when visiting friends at university, so it was a treat to experience the city in all it’s day-time glory! We spent the day strolling around the beach, riding roller coasters and eating fish and chips. I tried (and failed) to get some sort of tan in the dim English sun and a seagull stole Michi’s fish right out of his lap. In the afternoon we stumbled upon the gorgeous Royal Pavillion, which was built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV.

After such a lovely day in Brighton, I’m toying with the idea of buying a Lonely Planet England guide, renting a car and exploring my own country as a tourist for a couple of weeks. What do you guys think?

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The Brighton Wheel.

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The Royal Pavilion

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