One of the best things about making friends across the globe, is that when they come to your home country, you get to show them your little slice of the world.

Unfortunately, whilst my hometown is beautiful, it’s pretty uneventful.
So when Anna came down to see me for a few days, S and I decided to take her on a day trip to Brighton.

Brighton is a sea-side town on the south-coast of England steeped in history, independent cafes, restaurants, and good old fashioned bookshops. I had visions of running through the surf, eating fish and chips on the pier, and devouring a 99 as the sun set, but this is England, and once summer is over England is down right cold.

But in true English form we braved the cold, bundled on the layers, threw a brolly in our bag and set of for a day of roaming.

Actually. The roaming came later.
After parking the car in Hove and walking into Brighton’s centre, we realised how hungry we were, so we marched straight to Meat Liquor.

Meat Liquor is everything you want from a burger place.
Dark, debaucherous and a dab hand when it comes to burgers.

But they’re also mighty filling, so after stuffing our faces just a little too eagerly, we decided we needed a little stroll to help lighten the load, and wandered down to the pier.

Brighton pier is something of an English past time, kept current.
Rickety rides, candy shops, sticks of rock and arcade games line the length of the pier.
It’s the ultimate place to indulge in your inner tourist and enjoy the typically cliche things about England.

After winning and losing and winning again, on the fruit machines, I decided I shouldn’t tempt fate with another loss, so skipped off to spend my winnings on gelato, whilst roaming the lanes, before heading back home.

Oh Brighton.
One day I’m going to call you home <3

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