It's always great to hear members' home swap experiences! Here we have the trip reports of this summer's home swap between members Bea & Kaspar's from St Gallen, Switzerland and Christine and Peter's from Usk, Wales.
|Home swap: Usk, Wales >>> St Gallen, Switzerland|
|Home swap: St Gallen, Switzerland >>> Usk, Wales|
|"Thanks so much for your lovely comments Christine! We so much enjoyed being in your home, and relaxing after a fairly busy two weeks in Brighton, London and Brackley. Your house is so clean and comfortable and the garden with the two seating areas is a dream! We were there during a heatwave, so finding a cool shady spot n the garden was a great relief - we spent quite a few lovely hours reading and dozing there.
When we could persuade ourselves to go out we walked Usk’s fascinating Blue Plaque trail, visited the Museum of Country Life, enjoyed the shady nature trail and various other walks along the river and up to the castle, drove to Ledbury (lovely hotel there called the Feathers), and visited Monmouth and Raglan Castle by bus. We discovered that although Usk is tiny and very rural, it’s really easy to visit a lot of great places by bus. You buy a day ticket and off you go! Usk is delightful, full of flowers and friendly people and excellent places to eat. I must also mention that Usk has an excellent taxi service run by (I was delighted) a fellow South African!
We’re very impressed with idyllic south Wales so thank you for a completely delightful swap and the lovely online chats. Please give our regards to Alfie, who made us so welcome, and to the fish that nearly ate out of my hand after just a week, and the hedgehog that honoured us with an evening visit, and the birds that ate the feeder empty as fast as I could fill it. Home swapping does put you in touch with the nicest people!" - Bea
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