Because of wifi issues this weekend, I am writing about my experiences that happened on Friday.
A friend of mine who lives on the same floor as me , Yuki, and I decided to travel to Seven Sisters County Park Friday morning. Using two buses, the trip from the University of Sussex to Seven Sisters took about an hour and a half each way. The spectacular views and atmosphere felt at the Park were worth the travel though. Seven Sisters is most well known for the chalk cliffs that lead to the British Channel. They also have steep hills great for hiking and sightseeing. It really is a beautiful place that is awe-inspiring.
After a morning/afternoon of hiking and exploring the park, Yuki and I met our friend Carolyn (also from our program) for afternoon tea at a place called ‘Time for Tea’.We all wanted to try this, as it was such a “British thing”. The small restaurant, located right by the Churchill Square bus stop in Brighton, was very quaint. It actually only had enough room for maybe 15 people at a time. For 10 pounds per person (about $13), we were treated to sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, dessert, and of course tea. Everything was so delicious, and the experience was amazing. We were more than pleased to find this place, as we saw other restaurants advertising afternoon tea for 25 to 30 pounds per person (everything is much more expensive in England than back in the states). Time for Tea was such a great restaurant that we made our other friends try it.
As with most other places I’ve been so far on my trip, I highly recommend visiting both of these places.