Of course, I took this "romantic" vacation with my friend Laura, and we laughed at all the couples surrounding us. "Oh well, we'll just go visit the Jane Austen museum to make up for it!" We said.
|The manor Laura and I stayed in.|
In all seriousness, Bath is great for families, singles, couples and any wanderer who fancies a bit of beauty and history. I was oh-so-charmed by Bath.
I think a lot of that charm has to do with its past. Bath was taken over by the Romans, who figured out that there were healing hot springs in the area and built an elaborate spa around the springs, full with drainage and clever architecture.
Above: A Celtic sun the Romans had commissioned by a local. Below: Curses on thieves (from things stolen in the spa) scribbled on pieces of led and offered up to the gods.
Of course, I'm always in heaven in these ancient places, constantly running my hands over the old stones and imagining who has done the same throughout the centuries.
That night, a very famished duo decided to dine at a recommended Nepalese restaurant; and now, I must recommend it to you! If you visit Bath, this is a must see...um, eat!
We ate on the floor (in style) and ordered a chicken curry dish that was OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS! Please do yourself a great service and eat here!
And don't forget to order a hot rum punch. Nuff said.
The next day we had a Jane Austen moment, and visited an information centre on the novelist's life, as she resided in Bath for about 5 years. We also couldn't resist playing dress up. Girls will be girls...
Well said, Jane. I think I have a new affection for Bath. Romantical affection indeed.