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Monday, 22 August 2016

Stratford-upon-Avon Part 2

This is part two of my visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. Again, this is photo heavy because I can't help myself. These are just random pictures of the town of things I liked or of significance.

 “O noble fool, a worthy fool – The fool doth think he is wise but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” As You Like It.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

⌘ SHAKESPEARE'S Stratford-upon-Avon ⌘

 I went to see Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon, which is considered a "mecca for all lovers of literature". Big tick in the done list
This is part one of my Stratford-upon-Avon / Warwick Castle day trip.


As usual, I left super early this time from Marylebone Station. The trip was easy enough: majority spent getting to Leamington Spa and switched over for a shorter journey to Stratford-upon-Avon. The town is dinky and really old. Very photogenic and magicalical -- like something from Harry Potter.

Map from pamphlet shows how little it is.



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Oxford

This passed weekend I went to Oxford, I felt it was appropriate since I'd been to Cambridge the week earlier and they seem like sister towns. They look so similar its incredible. I had a great time here and highly recommend it for a quick day out.
 

This was the view from the bridge that lead from the station to the town.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Cambridge

 Last week (30th July) I went to Cambridge because I'd never been before and felt it was appropriate to do so. I got up bright and early and went from Euston to Cambridge direct. It was a really nice journey and I arrived at approximately 0915.

I walked from the station to the information centre and signed up to do the CitySightSeeing Hop On Hop Off tour. I found this was a great way to travel because you can just keep going round a circuit listening to the audio about the city.

My first thing was to go punting because I've never done it before and it is recommended to really see iconic sites of Cambridge -- and they are right! It is awesome and our punt driver was friendly and knowledgeable.

A Punt is a flat bottomed wooden boat that uses the same principals as a Gondola. It is propelled and steered by a driver who uses a long pole to touch the bottom of the river.