Reflections from York by the Cultural tour students:
The shambles was a lot of fun it was the best day of my whole life !
Jasmine and I had to pay moneys to go to the bathroom, 40 pence exactly. This was way to much money, we won’t pay for basic human rights, this is a joke. A fat old man was standing outside the women’s bathroom having a smoke and he told us to sneak in, so we listened to the strange man. Chloe crawled under the bathroom doors like a panther about to pounce on its prey and triggered the door sensor so jasmine ran like Usain bolt through the doors, just making it through as they closed behind her. What an adrenalin rush.
Chloe Hickson and Jasmine Williams
After 24 hours of travelling we arrived in Manchester, finding out we had another couple of hours of traveling to do. We were greeted by a huge coach and started our driving to York. We arrived in York and got to explore the shambles and got ourselves a yummy Yorkshire pudding. Towards the end of the day we went inside the York minister and climbed 275 steep stairs to get to the top and knowing Liv she tripped over around 100 times. Once up the top we had a panoramic view of the whole of York. Despite getting around 4 hours sleep in the past 24 hours we had the best time and fell in love with York 10/10 :))
Olivia Warr and Jade Conaty
Hey Mum, Dad, Nan and Pa!! We arrived safely to Manchester after a restless, long plane trip and drove through the country side on a coach from the airport to York. We spent the whole day walking through the shambles and the markets. Had a tour around the Minister and walked to the top to get an unforgettable view. Once back to the hostile it was a rush to bed and one of the best nights sleeps I’ve had.
Hey Juno! The U.K. is cool and stuff. Just make sure to remind Mum and Jayden to feed you. Missing you!
Hello all many things are very nice the scenery, the chefs and the many hours travelling to name a few, the grass in this country is actually very vibrant in comparison to the sun scorched grass in Australia, after arriving in Manchester after many hours in the sky we went on to spend some hours on the road to go to York. In York we went to York minister and went to the top, the view from the top was spellbinding, at this altitude we could see groups of housing and they all looked the same which was pretty good. York minister was too high, too many rock to make one building I say, anyway stay extravagant my dudes
Hi Mum and Dad, we made it to Manchester and travelled in a coach to York. We then went inside the York minister and climbed up cramped spiral stairs to the top of one of the towers, once up the top we had an amazing view of York. Everyone was exhausted after the day out, so we went back to the hostile and relaxed in bed. I’m Missing Brush and the family a lot.
Hey everyone back at home, 2 days in and it’s already been worth it. We had an exciting but exhausting plane trip and arrived safely. We travelled to York yesterday, a small quaint town filled with lots of history and stunning architecture. We strolled around the markets and the shambles where we did some shopping and got lunch before meeting back at the York Minister Church for a look inside and the opportunity to climb to the top and look over the town. When we made it back to our hostel we got comfortable in our lovely rooms, had a nice dinner and got some well deserved sleep. Can’t wait to continue the trip and experience what awaits us.
Paola and Maddy W
Hey fam, the trip I’ve been saving up for, for 2 years has finally started! When we arrived in Manchester and got on the coach all in our matching jerseys, it felt like a normal school day. Running on adrenalin, we spent the day in York and every single building holds so much history. York is absolutely beautiful, it’s little streets are adorable. But I could not stop looking at the Minster, the detail covering the whole thing is so intricate, I couldn’t imagine how hard it would have been to build it. The view from the top of the Minster was absolutely breathtaking and there was countryside and little town houses as far as the eye could see. Miss you all ❤️❤️
Hi everyone back home! Wow what a massive last 72 hours! After arriving in Manchester we boarded our large coach and set on the first stop of our journey in York! York was absolutely beautiful! I loved the architecture of the Minster and the five detail in the building as well as the thrill of getting lost in the shambles! It really felt like we were walking through a movie set! Defiantly one of the highlights was arriving in our accommodation last night and having easily the best sleep of my life! I’m having the best time so far and it’s only the second full day! Can’t wait to continue this experience!
Hello Australia, first couple of days have been action packed to say the least. After an eternity of plane trips landing in Manchester was nice. We made our way to York on a coach and once we made it it was breath-taking. All the ancient architecture and building were wonderful and surprisingly detailed for when they were made. The Minster that we saw in York was amazing and had the most amazing view from the top of it, you could see the Criss-crossing of the different streets which was a very spectacular sight indeed. After the sights of York we made our way to the accommodation of the night, which had amazing food, and one of the best beds I’d slept in for the last 24 hours. If that was just the first day i can’t wait for the rest.
Hello reader! We’re only a few days in and I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in such a short period of time before. From thinking everyone sounds the same as our British teacher, to Harry & Sam being asked for ID for buying a child’s book, so much has happened in such a short time and I’m so excited for upcoming events. Harry: “I was so confused to why I needed to show my ID for a Peppa the Pig book that I forgot to respond…”.
Travelling around Europe is such a great experience and every experience will be different, however, travelling with a great bunch of people makes it even better. To have the opportunity to see different cultures, historical places and do different things from what you normally do and get out of your usual routine is an amazing feeling, I love and miss my family and friends at home but to be honest I would love just to stay and travel everyday.
Love exploring the world with all my friends and can’t wait for all the experiences to come.
Hello to all down under, where to begin. Well I guess Friday when we left to Hong Kong for an 8 hour flight. Man what a nice airport HongKong has as we only were there for a couple of hours. This was then followed by our 12 hour flight to Manchester and man that was a killer. Once we landed we were all so tired. But we had a fun fill day a head of us. We then met our coach and drove 4 hours to York, with a pit shop. York was an amazing city and it was very nice to walk around. York Minster was incredible, well except for the 275 steps we walk up and down, but in overall it was breath taking, especially the view from the top. So far I have seen so much and it is so different to what I thought, I’ve enjoy every moment and one thing I have notice is that their grass here is very well kept and green. And now we’re on our way to Scotland. Yay!! “They’re not chickens they’re birds.”
Most of the people above have already discussed the big points of our journey so far. It’s still a bit surreal to think about the entire thing, let alone experiencing it. The York Minister Cathedral was a true blast to the past, and the rest of York had all these narrow streets with time worn cobblestone roads and beautiful stone and brick town houses (that were, as Mrs Timp described, laid out like an intricate spider web. It was easy to get lost in them). It was like something out of the Renaissance or a Sherlock Holmes novel. The journey so far has already been incredible, but like every journey of a thousand miles, it begins with a single step, and to take that first step with all my friends in a place has been indescribable.
It’s so strange to finally be in Europe right now. It seemed to had snuck up and before I knew it I was with a group of amazing people boarding a plane to the other side of the world. After a long 20 hours of flying and tiredness from sleep deprivation we landed in Manchester and travelled to York where our amazing experience has begun. From seeing the amazing York minister cathedral, to climbing it and having lovely English food from the Saturday York markets the European tour has started off great. I can’t wait to see what else we see and to make new memories!
This trip is worth every hour I worked over the last two years to save to go to Europe. The last two days have been very exciting even though I didn’t know it was possible for me to function after not sleeping for that long. The town of York looks like it is out of a story book and the massive size of the Minster was very impressive and I’m not surprised it took 250 years to build.Thanks to my parents for sending me to Maria Maria as it trained me to be able climb all the stairs to get to the top of the minster.
Hey fam, it’s only been a couple of days and it’s already been heaps of fun ! After arriving safely on the ground yesterday, we met our coach at Manchester airport and then travelled to York where we took some snazzy photos and walked around the historic Shambles and the York Minster. We entered the Minster and climbed 275 stairs #exercise and saw the spectacular views of York from the top. So far it’s been an incredible experience and I can’t wait for more exciting times with this awesome bunch of people !
Hey fam! It’s been a few days and it’s been really fun! I’ve already spoken to you and given you the run down and all the other entries have explained the trip already! Miss you