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Couchsurfing in Brighton

16 Apr 09

brighton-uk

In my last post I was heading down to Brighton for the Easter long weekend. The trip from London to Brighton via train was a very quick 1 hour journey, much closer then I first thought.

I had organised to stay on a strangers couch which is known as couchsurfing, this was a first for me. Your host doesn’t charge you to stay but more importantly their local knowledge of the city your visiting is what I found to be the real winner. In return you can host them when they come visit your home town.

  • The first night my host took me out with his friends & flatmates to experience the nightlife Brighton had to offer.
  • My host & flatmates cook up a very English Chicken Roast dinner complete with my very first home made Yorkshire Pudding.
  • The Royal Pavilion – It was built in the early 19th Century as a seaside retreat for the then Prince Regent.
  • Brighton Pier – mini theme park on the pier, was quite busy with spectacular views.
  • Brighton Mania – some expensive boats & property around this area, the marina is home to variety of shops & upmarket restaurants.
  • Explored the ‘lanes’ of Brighton which are filled with clothing stores, cafes & all sorts of arty & homeware shops.
  • Devils Dyke – Had a beer and took in the calming views of the English countryside.

I had great weekend away meeting new people & places, the couchsurfing experince was daughtning at first but I was made very welcome and settled in with no dramas.