I was in Bristol nearly two weeks ago for the week end (27th evening to 29th evening).
It was also my first attempt at solo travelling. Yes, it was only a 40min plane ride from where I live,and I ended up meeting up a friend but hey it’s a good start.
On friday night I made my way to Charles De Gaulles airport to catch my flight to Bristol.
Obvisouly, I went for a low cost flight with easy jet which was only 70€ ! The flight went super quick without any real issue (much quicker than going to the airport actually)
Bristol airport isn’t that big so getting out was super quick. It was a bit rainy and the queue for the shuttle was bit long though.
I had spend my whole week checking on the weather and it kept saying LOTS of rain so I was pretty happy that it was only a thin rain.
The shuttle is pretty quick and the city not far I paid £7 for one way but you can buy a round trip for £11 (which I only find after ahah but nevermind)
The journey to Temple Meads was pretty quick; less than 30min I believe.So, far everything was perfectly fine.
Except that I obviously got lost, with my GPS on. Took me 30min walk instead of twenty to join my hotel.
It was the Temple Meads Ibis Hotel, I had pick this one to avoid walking a lot since I was arriving late, fail Lyne, fail.
The hotel is really well located I think, but the bed are so UNCOMFY and the walls allow you to hear whatever happens outside, which sucks, the room is great otherwise.
Being a dummy I also noticed I hadn’t pack my go pro, which I planned to use for photography or just film around.
Even more inconvenient I brought the wrong adapter.
Means no way of charging my phone or laptop. At this point, I was pretty much, damn my life sucks. Luckily I had my laptop fully charged to keep my phone alive till I found another solution!
Clifton Suspension Bridge!
My first activity/visit of the day was the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
It was still raining in the morning, but luckily the weather cleared up. And at this point, I had met with a friend of mine so it was all good! And I could charge my phone woohoo.
But I still didn’t take many pics actually. Since instead of walking I was in a car and my phone was charging for most of it.
I have also seen Strokes Croft, and its famous graffiti, which I got to say is really cool and worth looking at.
Aaaand, we got stuck in the traffic for about 1h30 after lunch, which wasted a bit of time but anyway. It was still fun.
I was back at the hotel after that, and while I really wanted to nap I didn’t, I finished some work and went back outside to walk around the city and look up for the Cathedral even though it was closed for a visit. But since it was already past 17h (5 pm) it went dark super quickly.
But I still managed to do a bit of visit, plus night time in the city is probably my favourite moment. I don’t have any decent -aka not blurry- photo but the lightning around the Rainbow Casino were really pretty!
I didn’t do much on Sunday (actually I didn’t do much the whole weekend hey?) I checked out of my room pretty late and stuck myself on the web corner in order to charge my dead phone, and it really took FOREVER to reach 50%. So I just wander around like a lost tired soul, chilled and worked at Starbucks.
Then I met my friend again because he had offered me to take me back to the airport and that was really sweet! So thank you again for everything ♡♡
So, I wasn’t really alone, and I didn’t manage to do as much as I had planned but it was still a really fun and interesting experience. At least now I know that I can take the plane alone ahah. And I really wish if I come back I can visit Bath this time.