Because my work in Denmark ends, I had to settle on a new project and a new location. In the end, Cheltenham won – it’s a spa town in Gloucestershire in England, halfway between Birmingham and Bristol (it seems that better air connection to Prague will be from Bristol) and it has population somewhat over hundred thousand.
Its surroundings look pleasantly rolling, I think it will be superb for cycling. It’s also only a short way to South Wales – there are several interesting national parks and especially mountains (the highest one, Pen y Fan, has 886 meters).
Well-known horse reacing is organized in Cheltenham every year – it’s not that I’m too interested in horse racing, but it’s now in the middle of March, so I might use the opportunity and visit it. Cheltenham also hosts several festivals, I’m attracted particularly by the literature and science ones, but there are more, e.g. a jazz festival.
I’ll be there in person just in two weeks and then I’ll start a proper exploration.