Epic European Cycle : 2015-07-04 : York

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Sight See Barley Hall $5.33 £8 for Richard, Henry and Barley
Sight See Discover Richard III $5.33 £8 for Richard, Henry and Barley
Sight See Discover Henry VII $5.33 £8 for Richard, Henry and Barley
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Bed and Breakfast Chelmsford Place Guest House Booking.com York $228.00 2 nights. $114/night.
85 Fulford Road, York,
CHECK IN at 3:00, per e-mail

Trip Log

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I heard from AirBnB about the fiasco in Edinburgh. They're refunding my money, which is good, but they're saying that I share in the blame for the situation because our phone hasn't been working properly. Our host LEFT TOWN when she didn't hear from us by 3PM on CHECK-IN DAY for pete's sake! Since when is it anything like appropriate for accommodation to give up on your arrival when they haven't heard from you by 3PM!?

Even though I'm getting my money back, I'm not going to use AirBnB again. We've had five experiences with them, and one future one booked. Of the five so far, two of them have been absolutely horrible. That's a terrible track record. I'll be taking Linda's advice from now on and sticking with "regulated" services. Kind of a shame since I kind of prefer the cowboy way.
Today was "history day" in York for Brent and me. Brent wanted to go see the "Discover Richard III" and "Discover Henry VII" things. There were a few other things we thought we might go see as well. There was a package admission on those two things plus "Barley Hall", so we did those. It was neat to learn about Barley Hall, which had been originally built in about 1390, and was slated for demolition in the late 70s... until they discovered how old it was and decided to restore it instead. This afternoon, after we'd seen those three things, I started feeling crappy really quickly so we're back at the B&B resting. Boo.