The first place to visit on our second day itinerary, was Anne Hathaway's Cottage. We departed after we enjoyed a lovely breakfast prepared by Pascal. From the maps and Pascal's word, it would take about 5-6 minutes to walk from the B&B to our destination. If you like walking while you travel, you would probably understand, that when you have no idea where the destination is, even a few minutes walk would seem like a couple of hours.
We had been very lucky on our frist day. There was barely any rain. This second day was a little different, though. There were two reasons that made the walk seem extra long: 1. we had all our belongings with us, as I came up with this brilliant idea in order to save us a trip back to the B&B before boarding the train back; 2. it had started to rain since we got up. Although Stratford-upon-Avon in the rain seemed just as pleasant and enjoyable, it did affect one's journey, especially when there were hardly any shelter along the way.
- Oct 29 Thu 2009 09:36
- Oct 26 Mon 2009 21:44
This is the birthplace of the poet of all times. My friend and I came here on the first day to get our five-house tickets. Initially, I thought it would be better to save it until the next day, so we would have more time to see the place in detail. However, once we got our tickets, the people that worked there ushered us in, and assured us that we had enough time until it closed. So, in we went.
- Oct 21 Wed 2009 21:54
- Oct 19 Mon 2009 00:10
除了劇場表演知名度之外，RSC所出版的莎士比亞全集也是在文學界裡赫赫有名的版本。在台灣RSC版本的莎士比亞全集非常少見。比較常見到的版本為The Riverside Shakespeare，或是The Oxford Shakespeare。不同版本之間的差距可大也可小。非三言兩語既能解釋的清楚。若是買來珍藏，其實RSC的珍藏版屬最有質感的版本。
- Oct 14 Wed 2009 23:39
因擴展工程暫時關閉的The Swan Theatre。
The Swan Theatre, undergoing redevelopment.
皇家莎士比亞劇團[RSC]是英國最知名的劇團之一。該劇團在1879年四月二十三日於莎士比亞紀念劇場呈現了他們的第一場莎士比亞劇：『無事生非』。目 前RSC所經營共四間劇場：The Courtyard、The Swan、Royal Shakespeare和The Other Place。
- Oct 10 Sat 2009 16:06
Why in the world would I be dragged to southern Taiwan within 24 hours of my arrival back home? Two missions await for me to accomplish. The most important mission was to visit my 87 year-old granny whose hometown had been badly hit by the typhoon a couple of months back. Although her house remained in tact, there was no reason to wait any longer to see her. After all, once you reach a certain age, there is nothing more important than having company.
Because I had just gotten off the plane, and although the high speed train had reduced a lot of physical pressure, I was still pretty knackered, and fell asleep on the coach from Kaohsiung to my grandma's. When I opened my eyes once again, I could hardly believe what I was looking at! The once beautiful, peaceful, and scenic countryside road had been completely sabotaged by Marakot.
- Oct 06 Tue 2009 23:22
Remember the meal on my flight over to Manchester? (published in this article) It was so delicious that once I'd had a bite, I'd forgot about all the tears I shed over saying farewell to my loved ones. Well, this time, I thought the meal would just be as good. After all, I've always had pleasant experiences with Thai Airways. I mean, what other airline is capable of offering the comfort from my second home other than this one? Well, so I thought.