I was in Bristol nearly two weeks ago for the weekend (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 Gaulle airport to catch my flight to Bristol.
Obviously, 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 a bit long though.
I had spent 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 afterwards but nevermind, a travel mistake that could have been easily avoided)
The journey to Temple Meads was pretty quick; less than 30min I believe. So, far everything was excellent.
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 picked this one to avoid walking a lot since I was arriving late, fail Lyne, fail.
The hotel is 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 packed my go pro, which I planned to use for photography or 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 wandered 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!