Monday, September 21, 2015


Dover, a town with important historical significance and incredible natural sights (in particular, the subject of the famous song, White Cliffs of Dover). It's a destination that works as a great day trip escape when one is tired of the hustle and bustle of London.

The hike to the cliffs is quite intense, it took us a good couple of hours to get back and down the cliffs. My friend scouted an amazing teahouse right at the cliffs by this charming lighthouse, MRS KNOTT'S TEA ROOM, featuring delightful baked goods and tea served in a traditional English fashion. The decor is adorably old-fashioned and there are so many little details that delight you in every hidden corner.

We finished the day with a further hike up to DOVER CASTLE, a beloved ENGLISH HERITAGE site, where you can experience the WWII rooms used during the Dunkirk evacuation (or Operation Dynamo) through an immersive 50 minute show. Spread out across the castle, there are also various re-enactors that showcase the medieval way of life, featuring little presentations and shows. The day we went, we also managed to witness an epic battle of four teams, dressed in medieval garb, as they warred against each other to King Richard of Lionheart's delight.

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