Having somehow neglected to update this blog for five years, I decided to start writing again by publishing a post about Jersey, the biggest of the British Channel Islands, a place that I visited in the summer of 2009. This sort of as a warm-up for writing about upcoming travels.
Jersey is by no means a big travel destination, and I’ve heard very different opinions about it as a travel destination depending on whom I talk to. For me it was a really positive experience and a lot of the good memories came through exploring the island by bike. That is a much better option than renting a car, you don’t get the feel of the small country roads driving and the island is so small that you probably feel like having seen it all really fast behind the wheel.
Maybe the best way of presenting my view on what kind of people probably would enjoy people and what not is through a list:
FIVE REASONS TO VISIT
If you are interested in history, you can see the traces of the WWII German occupation everywhere
The Durrell Wildlife Park, one of the finest I’ve ever visited
The ethnic mix of Jersey / British / Portuguese / French
Wonderful island to explore by bike. Hilly, beautiful, no challenge to ride around the island in a day
If you watched Bergerac
FIVE REASONS TO MAYBE SKIP IT
Children will love the Wildlife park and maybe a beach. A week at Jersey could prove challenging.
If you don’t want to be reminded of WWII in every corner (the island is really fortified)
If you want to do long hikes without meeting people