Going to a seaside town isn’t necessarily the best thing to do in the midsts of a storm, but we were lucky in that the storm wasn’t too bad and we somehow avoided all rain. It was incredibly cold and windy, though!
Spending only the day in Brighton, there wasn’t a lot of time to *do* things, but I thoroughly enjoyed what we did get to see and more importantly, what we got to eat. For a bit of a late lunch we went to Iydea, which is a vegetarian or vegan restaurant. I was really surprised at the prices because they were incredibly fair and lower than most other restaurants you go to and the food tasted much better! In the States you might get an equivalent meal for almost double the cost.
We did some more wandering, checking out the outside of the Royal Pavilion (as true budget tourists not wanting to pay to go inside) and popped into a cafe to warm up a bit as the winds were becoming fiercer. And lo and behold, it was a vegan cafe! I don’t know what it is, but Melanie and I seemed to be a vegan cafe/restaurant magnet, which I love! Give me all the veg! (I’m not even vegan or vegetarian haha!)
When leaving the cafe the temperatures seemed to drop dramatically and we opted to head home. My overall feel of Brighton was that it is a very artsy, alternative beach town with lots of hidden treasures. I would like to go back when it’s sunny and warm (but then, I’m sure everyone else in the country will too)