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I believe that the best moment of the year to travel is spring. Everything blossoms and the air is filled with sweet scents. This year, I decided I would start with Portsmouth, one of the most exciting towns in Hampshire. As I thought about extending my trip to other towns, I added Fareham, Chichester, Gosport and Waterlooville to the map. I planned the trip with one of my girlfriends; even though we both traveled to Portsmouth, we made separate hotel reservations. I stayed at The Royal Maritime Club (75-80 Queen Street) and she at Premier Inn (1 Southampton Street). We both used a taxi cab for transportation; the taxi company told us that they also have minibuses but these are for larger groups.

If you will visit Portsmouth, then one of the most important things that you have to see is the Historical Dockyard. It represents a place where you get a sense of history and discover what Portsmouth was like in the past. I would also recommend the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, especially if you are a fan of his works. I loved both of these two tourist attractions and I promised myself I would return real soon. After a day spent on the town, I returned to the hotel with my girlfriends in one of those fancy executive cars.

With an airport taxi, I traveled from Portsmouth to Gatwick airport. I chose a saloon car for the 77 miles journey and I arrived at the airport in 1 hour and 18 minutes. The price of the journey was £139. Other people from my hotel traveled from Portsmouth to Southampton airport; one of them had chosen a wheelchair accessible taxi. She was to cover the 20 miles journey in 20 minutes and pay around £31 for the ride. I made two stops on the road at Premier Inn (Winchester Road, Petersfield) and Travelodge (Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford). When I got hungry, I stopped at La Piazzetta (2 The Square, Petersfield) and at CAU (274 High Street, Guildford).

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