Have you ever just fell in love with a place? I have Dover, England. Do not get me wrong, I still love Palm Springs and Vail. I just have a stronger affection for Dover. This affection might seem strange at first, since Dover is so small it does not even contain an Internet cafe. The easiest way around Dover is the walk. Dover contains three things I truly love. 1) it is a seaside town 2) it’ history and 3) the White Cliffs. I had originally went down to Dover to simply look at the White Cliffs. Most people that know me well, know I have a World War II interest. When I got to Dover, I was more surprised than I have ever been. I fell in love with the town.
The day I went to Dover, I did not even know I was going to go. I was staying with a friend in Sittingbourne, I was looking for something to do and by chance I happened to think of Dover. From the very beginning, Dover was very easy for me. I got off the train, looked at a map and discovered I didn’t really need a cab, bike, car etc to navigate the town. My first stop in Dover, was Dover Castle . I thought I would go up there and see Britain’s War Time Tunnels and then head to the White Cliffs. I was so wrong, I spent 5 hours in this Castle. This Castle is absolutely brilliant. The history ranges from Medieval to present day. The War Time Tunnels within it are probably one of the best museums I have ever seen. The one of the goals of this museum is to give a true essence of what it was like during the War. The museum uses every one of the 5 senses. Granted it is not as strong as it used to be and there is no more fake blood (fire code). Nevertheless it was well worth my money. I would go back again in a heartbeat. In fact I am in the process of trying to figure out how to return.
My favorite part of Dover are the White Cliffs. I had a the opportunity to see a good view from several different locations. The entire Prince Charles Pier only had 8 fisherman and 2 joggers on it. If I ever needed a reminder why to travel off season that was it. Aside from the beauty of the Cliffs, it did not take much imagination to see a Spitfire or 2 coming over the Ciffs.
Where is your favorite place to travel?