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Laundry and Banksy Tour

Friday, August 2, 2013 @ 04:22 pm from England England
Day 37

After the long walk yesterday I knew I wanted to take today a little easy. I got up, ate and then did some very much needed laundry. Washing things in sinks without proper soap only goes so far.

Once that was finished and I ate lunch, I loaded a map on my phone of all the nearby spots that Banksy had done some work. It was a little frustrating at first because the map doesn't really give you precisely where the works are, but rather a general area. I spent quite a bit of time hunting around but finally found a few. Unfortunately some of the works were covered over or were behind construction equipment. I did get to see a few good ones though.

I read in the College Green park for a bit but decided to head back to the hostel for the rest of the afternoon. It was a little noisy in the park and it kept looking like it was going to rain.

Tomorrow I head to Cardiff for a few nights. I'm hoping that once I'm there I can investigate a place to stay for a couple weeks so I don't have to constantly be on the move. It would be nice to spend some quality time in a city without having to think about where I'm heading to next.
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Banksy's work
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La mezquita in Cordoba Spain. #cordoba #europetrip2013 #mezquita
Royal pavilion. #brighton #europetrip2013
Boardwalk and beach in Barcelona. #barcelona #europetrip2013
Manarola from above. #5terre #europetrip2013 #manarola
Huge rose bouquet and memorial at the Alexandra Gardens. #cardiff #europetrip2013
Points Vecchio. #florence #europetrip2013
Mountains behind the old city wall in Lucca, Italy. #lucca #europetrip2013
Can't leave the UK without an obligatory phone booth shot. #london #europetrip2013
I had gelato here last time I was in Rome. It was just as good this time. Over 150 flavors to choose from. #gelato #rome #europetrip2013
Happy lobster. #europetrip2013 #barcelona

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All the countries I visited on this trip (in yellow).

What's this about?

Traveling is something I've loved doing for as long as I can remember. I've been lucky enough to travel out of the US a few times but never longer than 2 weeks at a time. I decided that I should go see the world and experience all it has to offer. I booked a one-way ticket to Dublin, Ireland to depart on June 26, 2013. After I get to Europe I'll let serendipity take hold and see where I end up. No schedules and no itinerary… just go with the flow. That's as close to a plan as I'm making.

Who am I?

My name's Brandon O'Brien and I'm a travelholic. Before this journey I've been to 11 countries and put over 17,500 miles on various motorcycle trips through the USA and Canada. I'm a self-employed web developer so I'm fortunate enough to be able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. That's what truly made this experience possible.

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