Bristol, United Kingdom

I skipped Bath, because there wasn’t much to see. In fairness I was only there a day so don’t hold it against me if I missed something.

Bristol is known for its chain link bridge, which is just a normal bridge as far as I can tell.

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It offers features like, you can walk across it.

More importantly is that Bristol is a very artsy town–especially in the graffiti sense. Being the home of Banksy probably helps a lot.

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Obviously a lot of the artwork is political, especially in the central “bear pit”

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In the UK I learned it’s not authentically Christmas-themed unless it’s also German. So to comply the folks in Bristol put a giant (German) Christmas pyramid in the central market, surrounded by stalls selling German beers and drinks.

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I also learned that people are incredibly polite at lining up (nay, queuing, as they call it) for buses, which is a pretty funny sight.

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As orderly as these guys are, the anti-war protesters that same night certainly were not.

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Who were spurred by the hard-to-miss announcement of Britain’s involvement in the Syrian war.

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Finally, to end in a nice British way, I really appreciated the bus-stop advertisements that advertised the things that are really important to people:

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