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Week 3: Hikes, Food and Catching up

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Travel Diary:
We had more unbelievable weather for our 3rd week in the UK. I don't think we've ever seen the UK have such sunny weather like this before. We took the opportunity to go for more walks in some parks we'd never been to before during our previous time in Birmingham.
After a walk, we went to the highly rated Indian restaurant called Jyoti's Vegetarian. They have a wide selection of all sorts of deep fried appetizers that are all delicious. I don't think we've ever come across such a wide selection of deep fried pakora like goodies.  Their curry is great as well but the appetizers are the big draw. They also have a whole lot of desserts to choose from in their sweet shop. We bought a bunch of them to take home.
Another day we went into Birmingham to do some shopping. The Bull at the Bull Ring shopping centre was dressed up for the Royal Wedding. He cleans up pretty nice. For a treat, we went to 3 Threes and got some of their vegan ice cream. The blue …

Books Galore: Hay on Wye

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Travel Diary:
Hay-on-Wye came highly recommended to us as a great town to visit. If you like books then you will like Hay-on-Wye.
Even if you don't particularly like books or maybe you are more of a Kindle sort of person, Hay is a pleasant town to walk around when the weather is nice.
Walking through the shops see the countless books everywhere is interesting. There are a few other businesses like a record shop, clothing stores and restaurants but most of the shops are book stores. A lot of the books you will find are really cheap. We manage to find a couple Stephen King books right off the bat for 50p each.  Hay Cinema Bookshop is a bookshop that is inside an old movie theatre. It is massive. There are all sorts of books in there. The majority of them seem to be in brand new condition. They buy leftover books from the publisher because publishers often print more books than they need in order to get a good deal on printing.
There are more books in Hay than you can shake a stick a…