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Stratford-upon-Avon

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  • Day252

    Duchess of Malfi

    May 4 in the United Kingdom

    Da habt ihr gedacht, ihr wärt mal einmal vor mir sicher, aber dann komme ich doch noch um die Ecke um euch von meinem tollen Freitag zu erzählen!
    Zuerst war alles ganz normal. Jedenfalls bin ich aufgestanden und dann zur Schule gefahren. Auf dem Weg nach Hause war ich dann einkaufen und habe zu Hause als erstes zwei Kuchen gebacken - einen für die Familie und einen als Gastgeschenk für meine Gastgeberin am Abend. Danach hab ich dann, während die Kuchen im Ofen waren, geputzt. Als das dann fertig war und auch die Kuchen gebacken hatten, hab ich Sport gemacht. Ich war nach einem Aufwärmen wieder eine halbe Stunde joggen und bin dann duschen gegangen.
    Während dem Mittagessen hab ich mit Zuhause geskypt und mich dann fertig gemacht für meinen Ausflug nach Stratford. Der Verkehr war relativ schlecht, aber gegen halb sechs bin ich dann in Grafton Court gefahren, zu einer Freundin aus dem Schreibkurs. Wir haben dann erst einmal gemütlich eine Kleinigkeit gegessen und dabei geredet, bevor wir zusammen nach Stratford Upon Avon gefahren sind um in dem Swan Theatre das Stück 'The Duchess of Malfi' von John Webster zu gucken. Ich weiß nicht, genau, ob ich das Bild von der Bühne überhaupt machen durfte, aber ich wollte euch gerne stolz zeigen, was für ein blutiges Stück ich überstanden habe! Das war auch echt gut gemacht. Vor allem die zweite Hälfte war sehr blutig und mehr als nur dezent widerlich, aber die Schauspieler waren total genial!
    Wieder Zuhause haben wir dann mit dem Hund Molly in dem Wintergarten gesessen und zur Beruhigung noch eine Tasse Tee vorm Bett getrunken. Im Bett hatte ich dann kein Internet, weshalb ihr diesen 'Bericht' erst jetzt bekommt. Ich hatte einen absolut genialen, wenn auch müde machenden Freitag!
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  • Day5

    Stunning Stratford

    August 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The home of Shakespeare and the Avon river. Just a quick stop to explore and get some lunch.
    The £3 meal deals are the best! - A Sandwich, crisps and a drink.
    This place is gorgeous but super full of tourists like us just passing through.
    The Avon river is beautiful, a lot bigger than the one back home.

  • Day26

    Stratford Upon Avon, England

    September 14, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Love Stratford Upon Avon such a peaceful little town with the beautiful Avon River flowing through the centre. We went on a canal boat ride along the river and visited all things Shakespeare today. He was an amazing playwright and poet producing 37 plays, 154 sonnets and 5 titled poems during his short life of 52 years. I visited his birthplace home and also the cottage of his wife, Anne Hathaway. She lived at her family farm until her marriage to William Shakespeare, she was 26 and he was 18 years of age. We also went on a walking tour taken by a very passionate 78 year old lady who had previously been the mayor of the town and also enjoyed her Theatre. She definitely made the stories come to life.Read more

  • Day18

    Stratford Upon Avon

    July 21, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    An easier day, although cool and windy, which began with a two hour walking tour of town which we came across while wandering and which covered many of William Shakespeares homes and places of interest around town including the medieval and tudor architecture. Yet again you see areas of town that you probably wouldn't come across on your own.
    Following the walk we needed food so went wandering on our own and came across a tearoom with an amazing display of cakes in the front window. That made up our mind, in we went. I can't imagime how anyone could walk past this tearoom and not go in once you gape at the display. There would have been at least 15 cheesecakes, 15 cakes, pies, soup, sandwiches, baguettes, wraps, slices, scones and more......
    Phil had a great chicken baguette and hot chocolate that was like a sundae and I had a piece of huge apple pie and mulled wine.
    We rolled out of there very happy and headed to the river to walk some of the Avon Trail along the river, returning as the rain began and stopped off at an Inn for refreshments before heading home to make dinner plans.
    After our day out and about we both agree it is a lovely town.
    We returned to our room to find it had not been cleaned, upon enquiry finding it had been forgotten.... so I requested an immediate service. We ducked out to allow housekeeping to do her job while I spoke to Reception about a problem which was to be resolved which in due course included an offer of complimentary drinks while waiting for our room.
    I also found out that we were supposed to have Club Lounge access. Yay! Just another example of the disorganisation here. So off we went, free drinks for us and into the lounge for the 5-8pm complimenary service of hot and cold treats and bar, soft drinks and hot drinks.
    Whilst chilling in the lounge two ladies from Sydney came in that had been on our walking tour this morning so we had a fun chat and nibbled and sipped our way thru the evening. No longer any need to go out for dinner and fate is a wonderful thing because it is pouring down by this stage at 8.30pm.

    Phil - I love this town. So neat and tidy, old style buildings that have been kept well.
    I didn't know much about old William Shakespeare till now, and find that he was responsible for most of the english language being documented. Pretty cool dude.
    Funny how fate took over the evening. Problems in the hotel saw us getting into the Club Lounge with free grog and food. Got to love that!
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  • Day8

    Day 7 - Stratford–Upon-Avon & Oxford

    August 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    After checking out of the hotel, we headed for Stratford-Upon Avon. In Stratford-Upon Avon we toured Anne Hathaway's Cottage, the Shakespeare's Birthplace Museum and Shakespeare's New Place (the home Shakespeare and Anne to after their marriage). Of the three, I enjoyed Anne Hathaway's Cottage the best. New Place, there was a 30 minute talk before the "tour". We were 3/4 of the way through the talk before we realized that the house no longer existed. I would not recommend anyone going there.

    After lunch we headed for Oxford. We dropped off our things at the hotel and the group was divided into two smaller groups for a walking tour of Oxford. This helped us get oriented so we could explore the next afternoon on our own.
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  • Day1

    Stratford Upon Avon

    April 8 in the United Kingdom

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You might also know this place by the following names:

Stratford-upon-Avon, ستراتفورد, Горад Стратфард-он-Эйван, Стратфорд на Ейвън, Стратфорд-Эйвонехь, استراتفورد, ストラトフォード=アポン=エイヴォン, 스트랫퍼드어폰에이번, Stratfordia super Avonam, စထရက်ဖို့အက်ပွန်းဧဗွန်မြို့, Стратфорд-апон-Эйвон, Стратфорд на Ејвону, Стретфорд-на-Ейвоні, 埃文河畔斯特拉特福

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