Sunday, July 13, 2014

Museums and Macaroons

We got a late start this morning due to Nicole way oversleeping (when was the last time I even slept until 12:40 pm????). But we caught the bus into town and went to the Brighton Museum. We'd been waiting to go because an exhibit on World War I opened yesterday. And we're so glad that we waited to see it!

The exhibit was focused on telling the stories of a wide variety of people during the first World War, who all had some connection to Brighton and Hove. They had quotes from all the people, along with letters, pictures, clothing, and other personal belongings. One of the most chilling things was seeing a telegraph telling a soldier's parents that he was killed in action. 

It was interesting because amongst all the sad stories of families who lost multiple sons, there were also heartwarming stories like that of a injured soldier who met a nurse while at a hospital for amputees in Brighton and married her once the war ended. 

We also popped into the Ancient Egyptian room. They have an incredible amount of artifacts (artefacts) in a very small room. We were both amazed to see the impeccable condition that everything was in, since it was 4,000 years old. 

All these incredible artifacts are in Brighton because one of the leading archeologists who excavated Egyptian sites was from the city.

After the museum, we walked around the city a little. We stopped in Hotel Chocolat and marveled at all the different types of chocolate. We tried the mojito truffle samples, but managed to leave without buying anything.

However, we couldn't resist the call of the macaroons. We were very glad that we didn't, because we also got chocolate croissants for tomorrow's breakfast because they were half-price due to the store closing.

After a quick stop at Cafe Nerro to grab chocolate milkshakes, we got the (very very crowded) bus back to campus.
This is how we feel about crowded buses.

Now, we're at the pub blogging and eating dinner before Stefanie watches the last game of the World Cup and Nicole goes back to study Anne Boleyn.
Nicole Spaghetti Bolognese
Stefanie's Mexican Melt

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