TRAVEL AND TALK England
Bournemouth is a highly popular city, not only with our language students but also with British politicians. With a population of 164,000 you wouldn’t call Bournemouth small. Bournemouth is an absolute highlight especially during the summer months. Everyone enjoys the many miles of sandy beaches and the mild climate.
Anyone who wishes to combine Mediterranean flair with British mentality should definitely go to Christchurch! It is steeped in history with some of its buildings dating as far back as the 12th and 13th century and the picturesque yacht and fishing harbour also attracts numerous visitors. Christchurch is perfect for short trips to surrounding cities or attractions.
Red double-deckers, Picadilly Circus, the Tube, Royal Guards in full dress uniform parading in front of Buckingham Palace: if you think of England you automatically think of London! The distinctive mixture of tradition and modern is the inspiration for the latest trends: conservative and bizarre, elitist and profane, focussed and cosmopolitan. If you open up to the diversity of this city, you will soon become a true fan!
Large yachts, extensive shopping centres, limitless free time opportunities. In Poole, with its 138,000 inhabitants, everything is larger than life. This Eldorado for water sports enthusiasts, positioned as it is on the Jurassic Coast, is a magnet for Bodyboarders, Powerboat racers and Kitesurfers from every corner of the earth. This is not really surprising when you consider that Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world (after Sydney, Australia).
The town of Weymouth, located in the County of Dorset, has a population of 65,000 and is particularly proud of its almost Mediterranean climate. The Portland peninsula can be accessed by a narrow causeway. The waters around Portland are a true paradise for sailors and it is no wonder that the Sailing Olympics were hosted here in 2012!