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Part I: Visit to Stonehenge

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Written by Β Β 70
2 months ago
Topics: My Story, Blog, UK, Stonehenge, Travel, ...

Hello readers. In this article, I will be sharing to you my first ever visit to the iconic Stonehenge (hopefully not the last). In my almost 4 years of being in the UK, I have never been until my boyfriend Andrea finally took me there last weekend.

Us sporting our tacky earphones. πŸ˜‚

We took the Stonehenge tour bus from Salisbury City Centre and began our journey to the henge. The bus fare was 34Β£ per person which included the entry fee to the Stonehenge, old Sarum, and the Salisbury Cathedral. It also came with tacky orange earphones to be used on the bus to hear the commentary about some sites we passed by along the way, including of course, the Stonehenge.

Stonehenge builder houses ❀️
Andre trying out the bed.
Wefie❀️

The bus took around 30 minutes to reach the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. Andre and I first went to the cafe to get some coffee as we were both very sleepy and cold. We then headed to recreated model houses of the Stonehenge builders. What interesting structures they were. They kind of remind me of hobbit houses. I could live in them. Inside it was very minimalist. There was a bed that is made of wooden wick but looks comfortable Andre had a lay in one of them (I am not sure that was allowed). πŸ˜‚

There was a big stone there called Stone 60. Well at least a replica of it. It's a stone that stands upright Sarsens of the inner horseshoe. It is said to weigh at least 28 tonnes. To create the Stonehenge, the stones were moved using simple machines comprised of a wooden sledge, rollers, and ropes. Andre and I both had ago at tugging it to see if we could move it. Along with other mighty tourists. It did not even budge.

My muscles at work.
Stranger tried.
Andre gave it his all.

After trying to move that humongous stone we went inside the little museum at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre. We were in quite a hurry due to time constraints so we didn't dwell much there but oh so many things to see.

Just a projected image of the Stonehenge.
Hammerstones of Sarsen and Flint.
Archeological dig around the burrow sites nearby.

There was a mini exhibit there called Circles of Stone which featured Japanese archeology at the time of the Stonehenge. Andre and I quite enjoyed it simply because some of the pieces were rather cute. And some really intricate ones too. The display was of course popular to the Asian visitors.

This is called a flame pot. This is a 5000 year old Japanese masterpiece ❀️
Dogu the earth goddess
This is a replica of tablets found in Oyu stone circles. ❀️

Well I think this article has run too long. I will have to promise you a part II where we can have a look at the Cursus Stone. Which is the main highlight of the show or the Stonehenge that we all know of. See you in my next article. And I hope you've enjoyed this one. Have a splendid day! Cheers!

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The travel is wow! It was funny seeing you puling the stonehenge. What's your noise.app name? Ikaw pala to haha. Andrea's name is unique.

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2 months ago

Ahahaha I think I am still flapiz on noise.app πŸ˜‚ I always tease Andrea that it is a female name. πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

What country are you in nga? Normal guy name sa kanila ano. Ok flapiz.

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2 months ago

I am in the UK. My boyfriend is Italiano πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

We'll wait for more blogs about your travel with him 🀭

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2 months ago

It is looking like you have done so much fun there as it is expressing from your photos

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2 months ago

It was a brilliant day ❀️

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2 months ago

This place is worth exploring and I am excited to see how you are creating as many memories as you can with Andre.

I doubt anyone can lift that stone unless done collectively by 50 people or more πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£. It's too big.

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2 months ago

Thank you Ola. We did make the most of his holiday. I think superman or the Hulk can do this alone but definitely not a normal person with no superpowers. You should give it a go though you seem like a strong man. πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚I have the combination of Hulk, Superman and Spider man all together. Easy peasy... I would try it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

amazing.. i wish to be able to go there too huhuhu kaya paba kaha sa akong lifetime? hehe

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2 months ago

Kaya kaya sis. If you book ahead it won't be to expensive. Have you got family in the UK?

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2 months ago

I think none sis..ehehe the only hope is for the husband's company to sponsor him and see if he can bring his fam even for a few weeks... but that's in sweden but I think that's closer to going there...

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2 months ago

Well it can happen sis. Mag plan ng Euro tour kahit like ng term it should be a good experience.

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2 months ago

Amazing photographys dear

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2 months ago

Thank you Sash :)

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2 months ago

Wow! I will definitely try and visit London . It’s soo nice to find yourself in an adventure tour. I even googled for the place and I truely feel that it’s a lovely place πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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2 months ago

There are a lot of things to see in the UK. Definitely must visit specially in the summer months.

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2 months ago

Ok I will 😊

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2 months ago

Thanks for this. I'm a history buff and have seen many significant things associated with Stonehenge. I have never seen the builder houses before pretty cool. Oh that replica tablet looks like a cell phone 🀣 I wish to visit there someday!!

Nearby where I currently live us carhenge. Like stonehenge but made of cars instead brick. Not quite the historical significance though 🀣

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2 months ago

Ahahaha it is kinda like a little calculator to me but an old nokia look a like too. Now I kinda want to see the carhenge. Googled it and was amazed.

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2 months ago

Hehe I have seen on tv, news papers, friend's phones, and such. It's about 6 hour drive away. I haven't been yet. But it's cool how they made a replica out of cars though.

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2 months ago

Oh you must go on your birthday and write about it. It sounds amazing. I would if I could.

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2 months ago

Haha but I'm working on my birthday though oh shoot that Tuesday for me

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2 months ago

Oh no you aren't. Oh my goodness you are such a workaholic 🧐

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2 months ago

I'm off this week but working my side hussle job. I have next Friday off though

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2 months ago

Well I will be looking forward to see what you are up to.

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2 months ago

Aw thanks for that. :)

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2 months ago

I also want to roam the world and visit such wonderful places like that, Stonehenge is such a mysterious yet beautiful place to go with due to its popularity. Maybe someday I could visit that too, maybe with the love of my life.

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2 months ago

Awwww anything is possible Chukakiku. I hope your dream comes true.

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2 months ago

Wow ganda naman diyan sis. Ang sarap lang maggala. Sobrang nakaka enjoy. Nakakapag relax ng mind at body.

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2 months ago

Oo sis sobra pero kapagod din daming commute. Dapat talaga maraming energy.

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2 months ago

Hehe oo sis. Daming energy dapat nakahanda. 😁

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2 months ago

Aww, I remember the stone age. You really take me to the paleolithic age

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2 months ago

Awwww I love the animated film of that. And that skrat with his acorn πŸ˜‚

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2 months ago

Just looking at Stone 60 breaks my back already lol!

The huts reminds me of The Flintstones :D :D

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2 months ago

Oh yeah you are right does look like Flintstones. It may actually be based on that.

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2 months ago

I want to visit it, but England is quite far from my country. Maybe, I'll raise the money to go there.

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2 months ago

Where is home @fioly_rea? I am sure you can save up. ❀️❀️❀️

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2 months ago

Amazing tour, looks like you had great fun there. Excited to see the real deal.

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2 months ago

Took me almost 4 years to do so my friend so I am to the moon.

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2 months ago

Is that where Merida was on the movie or. Was is a. Different place? That's quite famous place but odd they tell you why did they do it for?

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2 months ago

I think Merida was Scottish but I do see what you mean. They use it for rituals and burials.

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2 months ago

ah okay, that was a differnet place pala sis.

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2 months ago

I loved that movie sis ❀️

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2 months ago

Me and my husband will surely enjoy it there. I wish we can visit next year with the kids. 😊 Thank you for sharing lovely photos!!!

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2 months ago

Always welcome Jo. Yes definitely it was fun and some parts are interactive and kid friendly.

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2 months ago