Last week, my husband surprised me with a unique gift: a weekend getaway in Chichester. I knew that Chichester was part of West Sussex County but I had never traveled to the South-East Region of England before. He had prepared a whole romantic weekend, with a short tour of all neighboring towns, including Worthing, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Waterlooville. He told me that he had a hard time deciding between two hotels: Ship Hotel (57 North Street) or at Travelodge Hotel (Chapel Street). He finally decided on the first one, as he considered it to be more suitable for couples. My cutie pie even arranged for a taxi cab to take us wherever we wanted.
One of the most beautiful things I had the opportunity to discover in Chichester was the cathedral. Built 900 years ago, this architectural piece made me feel joyful and appreciative of my faith. We also took a romantic stroll through Chichester Lakeside Holiday Park. We promised that someday we return to Chichester with the entire family, hiring one of those minibuses to carry all of us around. He said that he would even reserve a wheelchair access taxi for my grandmother. I couldn’t have loved him more than in that moment.
For my husband, this was not the first time in Chichester. He had previously traveled from Gatwick airport to Chichester, on business purposes, using one of those fancy executive cars. He already knew that the 48 miles distance is covered in 1 hour and 5 minutes and the price for the journey is £120. On the road, we stopped for small relaxation breaks at Premier Inn Newcastle (Emerson Road, Washington) and at Holiday Inn Express (Haslett Avenue East, Crawley). He also invited me to eat at Washington Arms (The Green, Washington) and Taj Mahal (2-4 High Street, Crawley). When we were arranging our journey from Chichester to Gatwick airport, I also heard a couple planning their own journey from Chicester to Southampton airport. They reserved an airport taxi and the man at the taxi company said it would take 34 minutes for the 33 miles distance to be covered; I also remember the price of their journey, it was £57 for a saloon car. They looked so in love, just like us!