Galveston, Texas USA

Flags everywhere, such a proud state.

Flags everywhere, such a proud state.

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The city of Galveston is situated on Galveston Island, a barrier island off the Texas Gulf coast near the mainland coast.The island is unstable, affected by water and weather, and can shift its boundaries through erosion. Galveston’s climate is classified as humid subtropical making it hot and sticky.

The city of Galveston is about 45 miles (72 km) southeast of downtown Houston. The island is oriented generally northeast-southwest, with the Gulf of Mexico on the east and south, West Bay on the west, and Galveston Bay on the north. The island’s main access point from the mainland is the Interstate Highway 45 causeway that crosses West Bay on the northeast side of the island.

Galveston’s climate is classified as humid subtropical
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Galveston is home to six historic districts with over 60 structures listed representing architectural significance in the National Register of Historic Places.

There are so many places to stay here on the island and all types of accomodation from low priced to high end hotels and of course if you avoid the school holidays you can save yourself some money. I lived here for a few months in an old historical house walking distance from the bar area and restaurants so I was a little spoiled. Now when I return I either stay at a hotel or just up the road in Kemah where I truly love. It is very possible to visit Galveston while staying in Houston or Kemah but remember the traffic is bad so allow yourself the time. The cruise ships dock here and the place is awash with tourist when they are loading and unloading.
Galveston Trube_Castle

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About Sandra

Just a girl from Ireland who wants to live everywhere. Not a planner, a winger when it comes to travel. I don't even like people who plan too much. Without spontaneity there is no depth. A jack of all trades. A great friend, loyal and passionate and I expect the same in return. Always ready for the next adventure at a moments notice.
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