Trip Start Aug 15, 2003
Trip End May 01, 2009

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Tuesday, July 3, 2007

 The trip to Stratford-upon-Avon.

We are early up today enjoying our huge breakfast as always, and making plans for today's trip to the birthplace of William Shakespear.  The rain continues, and we watch people on TV  asking for help.  We know it is a bit risky to drive up in the northern side,  however we decide to move in accordance to what we hear over the radio.


It is a touristic and beautiful city, and I am looking forward to this sightseeing tour we are going to have this morning.

Some raindrops are falling, but we don't care much - as long as we are here!  I have longed for such time to come here and visit this city.  I have heard so much about William Shakespear as a student, and now that I am a teacher myself I find articles about Shakespear in the books which I teach, and promised to take as many photos as possible back to my students to see. 

The tour starts, and we are in Windsor's Street, the place where Shakespear was born.  We have the whole drive once, and then we start getting on and off the coach in the places we really want to explore.

We get to the Market square with the Anerucab Fountain, and then we come to Nash's House, as well as Harvard House.

We move on to the River Avon and the Waterside, and come to the Royal Shakespear Theatre.

The 6th stop is to see the Old Town which includes the Hall's Croft, Holy Trinity Church, and it is here that we find the Monument and Grave of Shakespear.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage is the 10th stop, but we don't have time to go inside, so we move on to Maybird's Shopping centre.

The last stop is at the beautiful  Clopton Bridge and park where many people walk around taking photos, feeding ducks, and watching the waters of the river.

Lunch time -  Changing of plans.

Time for lunch, and it is here that we see the  map, and decisions are made to move on and visit Oxford as well.  Since we are already up here, Paschalis said that we could drive through the city of OXFORD on our way back to London.

At least to have a quick look of the Universities there. 

Very old stone buildings, not much traffic here, and every now and then you can see University students passing by.

We returned very late that night, a bit tired but full of satisfaction having visited these two cities today.

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bath mate on

i like the story




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