Friday, November 7, 2014

Europe Trip: Chester!

Hey everyone, following up with my Prague adventure, the next place on my list was Chester in the UK! What made it different this time is that I didn't take a flight there. From Dublin, I traveled with my family using a ferry connecting Dublin to Hollyhead

We woke up early in the morning about 6am, drove to Dublin Port and walah! We're heading in to the Irish Ferry. The journey took us 3 1/2 hours to reach Hollyhead, and it was pretty much a fine ride as the waves weren't choppy or anything. Just sailing the seas!

Here are some photos on the ferry ride:


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Mom & Uncle Mike while we wait to board the ferry


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The view at the platform

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Isn't it such a beautiful morning?

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Mom & I

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Sonya, Mom & I

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Leaving Dublin



We arrived at Hollyhead port at about 11am, and drove up for about an hour to Chester. Chester is a small town in Wales, UK which is a nice place for a getaway. We stayed in a small inn called The Ormonde at Brook Street which is about a 10 minute walk from town. Pretty cozy place, and the innkeeper looks like "The Collector" in the Marvel Series

As for the next 2 days, its pretty much walking around Chester itself and also exploring the old cathedrals in the area

Lets head to some pictures shall we?


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A typical full breakfast

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Lock Keeper by the riverside

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The Church of Saint John

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The Roman Amphitheater

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Another Church


Check out the town:


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Traditional dances going on

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Selfie time!

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Cheap cheese!

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Cheap pumpkins for Halloween! You'll never find these kinda prices back in KL



One of the main highlights in Chester is the Chester Cathedral. Built enormous and grand, it definitely is a cathedral you don't want to miss! Entrance is free by the way, so its up to you if you would want to donate to the Cathedral

Check it out:


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Mum & Uncle Mike

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The Chester Cathedral

The interior:


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Being a priest? LOL

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The pipe organs

and last but not least:


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sunset at Chester

Chester is a great place to run away from the hustle and bustle of the city, so if you're in the area, it'll be great if you could spend a night there!

I'll be updating soon on the rest of my trip!

*pictures taken using a Nikon D90

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