There is nothing like driving around in Australia to make you realise just how teeny the UK is. But there are some corners of our little country that still feel like the ends of the earth. Cornwall is one of those places. Train/coach travel costs a fortune and driving takes the best part of a day, even from just along the south coast in Portsmouth.
And yet, the journey down to the south-west is one of the most worthwhile British treks you can make.
We got stuck in several nasty queues of traffic on our journey so it took over six hours to complete the usual four-ish hour journey. We were travelling on an organised university trip run by the Portsmouth University international office, and so also by coach, which takes even longer as you have to allow a break for the driver.
Not that I’m complaining (the driver was a really nice guy), the trip was SUCH a bargain: two nights accommodation in the primely located St Christopher Newquay hostel (including breakfast), coach travel AND entrance to The Eden Project for just £85. You can spend that just on the train fare sometimes!
But after the mighty drive, we arrived at the majestic and otherworldly Eden Project!
I went once before when I was twelve, it was just awesome as I remembered!
Here are some pictures to prove it!
A wonderful thing about The Eden Project is how widely they cater for people’s needs. There were plenty of Vegan and Vegetarian options in all the eateries, even some of the exhibits had allergy labels: for example, the rubber trees and rubber making hut warned off latex allergy sufferers.
We stopped for a coffee to tackle the mid-afternoon slump and I found this scrumptious dairy-free chocolate and coconut flapjack. Result.
We piled pack into the coach around six, exhausted and educated and ready to find our home for the next few nights in (relatively) nearby Newquay.
Enter St Christopher’s Newquay .
The facilities were basic but all you need, the ground floor held bar/restaurant Belushi’s which has arguably one of the best views in town…
We eventually tore ourselves away to go foraging for a cool dinner spot. Barely five minutes up the road we found Little Italy! Check out my Dairy-Free Garlic loaded pizza!!
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A truly delightful day was finished with a late night wander along Towan beach.
I think I’m going to like it here.