My name is Mike, and I was born and spent all my life in Michigan, USA. I always wanted to travel and see the world, so when the opportunity arrived, I decided to fly all the way to Europe. I thought it was best to start my traveling adventures in the UK, since going to an English speaking country appeared to be an excellent way to start my visits around the world. It is true that England is very different from the US, but it is precisely what makes this entire experience so exciting. Thus, I packed and got my airplane tickets, with the destination in Birmingham, UK.
The taxi company Birmingham Taxis that took me all over the city was just great. The driver did his best to take me to my destinations as soon as possible, so I don’t lose too much time, having enough to visit as much as possible. Also, he made some suggestion about some things I could enjoy the evening. One of them was to go to the Birmingham Hippodrome, as it was the perfect place where one could see an incredible show. I don’t regret following the taxi driver’s idea, as it was a great way to end the day. I also took his phone number so that I can enjoy his company and knowledge about the city for the rest of my stay in Birmingham.
I came across some pictures of the city over the Internet, which left me with a great impression, mostly due to the buildings with fascinating architecture. Birmingham looked like a perfect mix between the centuries that are gone and the modern days of the present society. The flight was rather tiring, but even so, I went to the hotel to drop my bags, as I was extremely excited to start visiting the places as soon as possible. After checking in and grabbing a backpack with a few things that I considered to be useful, I asked the receptionist of the hotel to help me out with a cab. I needed one to know the city and take me around to visit as many objectives as possible.
Birmingham is the second city in size in the entire country, so I was expecting to have a lot of things to see over here. I did some research before arriving in the city, so I knew I wanted to visit a couple of things up front. First, I stopped at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Whenever you wish to grab a piece of history and local artworks, a museum is the best place to visit. Another great way to get used to the British style is to see the Winterbourne House and Garden. The house is rather old, but very well maintained, having the air of an old, but elegant, manor. The garden was also great, showing me that British people do care about having a beautiful garden around. Of course, this aspect became more and more evident as I visited more areas of the city. I’d wish there were so many gorgeous gardens back at home as well, so you can have a place to retreat whenever you feel the need for a fresh breath of air.