Long holidays in amazing Guernsey..
Firstly in my life I was in Guernsey at my long holidays with my love Edmund exactly 2 years ago. It was wonderful, truly remarkable time. So, now I am going to immersed in nice memories and write down some facts about Guernsey and show you wonderful Island in photos.
Different statistic resources show us that population in Guernsey in 2008 was about 65 726 and ethnic groups consist of British, Norman-French, Scottish, Portuguese and Latvian. Yes, this is one of the places where people from my country are living and working. I do not know much about their satisfaction of that area, but overall I guess they are happier than where they come from original. Definitely.
Small and shiny Guernsey is less than half from Jersey with a total area of 63 km2 with a long, magnificent and wild coastline. Have a look.
During World War II Guernsey was occupied by German troops. Since that, in Guernsey you could find German defences all around the island’s coast line.
Guernsey like Jersey has rules regarding to over population and they have own immigration and border controls as well.
And the States of Guernsey issues its own sterling banknotes and coins however they accept UK money as well.
If you are going to go to Guernsey for living you must know that in general, the housing market is split between local market properties and open market properties.
In open market properties may live anyone, but in local just those who has been born in Guernsey or obtaining a housing licence.
And there is huge difference of prices between local and open market properties.
Guernsey housing licence is for just fixed periods after what usually employee has to leave Island for some time.
But housing licence is not for every job. For instance, during that time when I lived in Guernsey I found a job in one of local bank, but as I could not get housing licence because of State rules, I was enforce to gave up and together with Edmund return to Latvia.
The national animals of the Guernsey are the donkey and the Guernsey cow. And because of that Guernsey people are traditionally nicknamed like donkeys, surprisingly specially by Jersey people.
By the way – Guernsey people give the same, they have nickname for Jersey people as well - toads or crapauds.
One of the most beautiful places in Guernsey must see: The little chapel.
This brilliant work of art possibly is the smallest chapel in the world, and was built by Brother Deodat who started his work in sunny and warm March 1914.
As is known then his plan was to built a miniature of the famous grotto and basilica at Lourdes in France.
This miniature chapel is decorated with seashells, pebbles and from pieces of broken china. Look, how fascinating chapel is:
And in Guernsey you could see often enought huge and fantastic cruise ships.
And the last one interesting place, which I’d like to show you is written into Guinness Book of Records, at least so people talk… And this place is world shortest distance between Church and Pub…
Have a look:
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