Wednesday, 1 July 2020

The last place I travelled to and why

This topic from Long and Short Reviews made me smile.

Ah, travel. After so many weeks in lockdown I feel like I've forgotten what that's like. I haven't gone further than the supermarket lately, and my holiday was of course cancelled. So where was the last place I travelled to?

Stratford-upon-Avon.


It's one of my ambitions to see every Shakespeare play in the theatre at least once, and where would be better than the Royal Shakespeare Theatre? So I drove four and a half hours (I can see Americans laughing at my thinking that that's a long way) to Stratford-upon-Avon to see King John.

It was an amazing play, despite being seated next to a man who put his legs in two different counties, and Stratford is a beautiful town. I got there early so had plenty of time to look around and relax in the park.

So where was the last place you travelled to?

22 comments:

  1. How lovely. :)

    My <a href="https://lydiaschoch.com/wednesday-weekly-blogging-challenge-the-last-place-i-traveled-to-and-why/”>post</a>.

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    1. I'll definitely be back once things are safe.

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  3. I would love that! I'm a not-so-closeted Anglophile and this is definitely something I would love to do! My post is here if you want to stop by.

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  4. That's a long drive, no matter where you are. :-) But if it's to see something you love, then it's worth it. I'm glad you've been there. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It certainly was. I'll do it again as soon as I can.

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  5. What a lovely experience, thanks for sharing! I so want to go back to Stratford-upon-Avon and see a play. Last time I was there, there was a massive flood and the hotel had to wake up all the guests because the car park flooded!

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    1. Wow! I've never stayed overnight there, though I did have plans to before it all went wrong.

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  6. If I could see a play in Stratford I'd feel as if I died and gone to heaven. https://pmprescott.blogspot.com/2020/06/wc-063020.html

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  7. Depends on where in the US you are. On the west coast, 4 hours is nothing! LOL But that's an awesome trip for sure! They have a Shakespearean festival in Utah every year and I've always wanted to visit. Might have to try that next year if they're back to doing it.

    My post

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  8. This American is not laughing. I'd drive there (no matter the hours) to see any play there! What a beautiful memory and picture. I've visited Stratford-upon-Avon once--a treasured time. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Not laughing. Sounds like the drive was well worth it and what a fun memory and wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine. https://www.tenastetler.com/wednesdays-blog-challenge-last-place-i-traveled-to-why/

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  10. I love your plan to see all the plays! What a fantastic trip, and sounds like you had a great time. Hope we all get to do more traveling soon.

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  11. What a brilliant experience, Tanith. How lovely you go to experience it.
    I never made it to Stratford-upon-Avon on our UK travels but would very much like to go once day.

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    1. It's a beautiful town and quite small, so you can cover a lot of ground.

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