One day at Download festival and Derby, UK

I went to Download to see the Band I love – Biffy Clyro. They were the headliners of Saturday night and they were just awesome. For me it was a wee family reunion. Watching the band you love with people you love is priceless! I even took few pictures at the end. They are not good, though, but they will be a nice memory.  We were lucky with the weather. I think that there was the sun for few minutes but the next day I have noticed that my face was red. We finished Reading with a very tasty vegeratian burgers. I had to say to my friends “see you soon” as they were there for the entire weekend and I had to leave. I hate to say goodbye. I guess you agree that see you soon sounds much better!

The festival is held at Donington Park which is very close to the Midlands airport. First I was thinking about booking a hostel in Nottingham but then I saw that the bus ride takes almost 1 hour in one direction. This is the reason why I have decided to stay in Derby. it was a half hour-long bus ride. The public transport was very well organised. There is Derby Skylink. there is a bus very 20 minutes from the airport. Btw, it was also very well organized to get to Download because one option was using the Skylink and the other the shuttle bus. When I arrived to Derby on Friday I was too tired so I headed directly to the hotel that was close to the train station. The next day was the Download day. I had time to visit Derby on Sunday because my flight was late afternoon.

I liked Derby. A lot of buildings were built with dark red bricks. The city center was easy to reach from the train station. It was a Sunday but I was surprised that the shopping center and other shops were open. This is good, specially when you need a toilet hahahah. I had a walk to the Cathedral, Derby Silk Mill (UNESCO world heritage site) and along the Derwent River to the River Gardens.

 

 

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