“Breaking down” in Devon


I needed a break after finishing the term 2 by the end of March and before starting my dissertation now in April. I felt like my energy was running out to minus 1. And when my friends suggested me to go for five days to Devon ( county sited on southwest of England) it just fitted perfect to what I was looking for: silent and relaxation ant the sea cost.

This part of the country is known as English Riviera because of its astonishing beauties of the marinas, beaches, hills and cliffs. The cities I have visited are like south of France or Italy by the picturesque landscape with the moored boats on the coast and the warm weather that reminded the Mediterranean Sea.

By car, we left Birmingham to the south aiming Brixham, but till get there, we passed by Glastonbury, (famous by the annual music festival and to be King Arthur’s place) Bristol (I was impressed by suspension bridge connecting a deep canyon), Exeter (where I have to go back to see the cathedral) and finally we reached our destination that welcomed us with blue sky.

Once there, you have to walk around over cliffs and breath the North Atlantic winds while admiring the deep abyss under your feet and wideness of the ocean at your eyes line. I get till the very edge of the cliffs but don’t recommend if it is windy. By the way, I hope my mom never see these pics.

From Brixham, you can quickly move to Paignton where we did a fantastic tour to Dartmouth including a bus, boat to the river Dart and steam train back to the starting point. Four hours of absolute dazzle. The day after we went to Torquay, another post-card city in the same area where the fish and chips are more fish and chips 🙂

To close the journey we went to Plymouth and met the vibe of biggest city in that county. The marina is very charming and we spent a couple of hours taking good pictures and having nice food, ah! Please, once there try Cornish pasty which is unique in that zone.

Recharged again I’m now ready to the third part of my masters and I’m excited to be hands on for more four months. I’m sure that the best part of this course right around the corner.

See you soon!

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