I was browsing some old photographs from my previous travels last night. I landed in one of the albums with 10GB used space in my external hard drive. This is the photo album during my previous vacation in England, almost five years ago.

Oh yes, it was a great trip in one of the beautiful countries in Europe called England, which is a part of United Kingdom. During that three weeks vacation, I was able to visit many places and cities including the famous birthplace of William Shakespeare called Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The remains of William Shakespeare inside Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England. Taken in November 2008.

Other places and cities I visited include London, Windsor, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Yorkshire, Leeds, Manchester, Harrogate, Knaresborough and the others, I still have to browse in my album…so please be patient.

I have a lot of stories to share during my England vacation and it makes me happy everytime I take the chance to view some of  the photos I took from that wonderful travel in this part of Europe. Since my main topic is about Stratford-Upon-Avon, please just let me concentrate about my experience.

The River Avon that flows in Stratford, thus it is named Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Before that, I would like to thank one of my friends for her generosity and hospitality for letting me stay in her home for some days. You know who you are and I am always grateful about it. I also have other good friends who offer their homes during that vacation especially in London and Harrogate. Isn’t it  amazing and  such a blessing having  good friends around the world!

This good friend of mine knocked at the guestroom where I slept and told me that we will go to Stratford-Upon-Avon that day. I still want to lie down and sleep because it was autumn that time,  and the weather in England was really very unfriendly being so cold and so nasty due to raining everyday. When I heard that we will be going to Stratford, I immediately stood up and told her that I will be ready soon.

From her home in Northfield, we took the bus going to Birmingham and took the train to Stratford. That was the time where the journey begun  to the birthplace of the world’s famous poet, William Shakespeare. It was really a memorable experience visiting his birthplace.

The house where he was born still stood-up until  now. My friend took me around the area and saw the house where William Shakespeare was born. A theatre was built near to it, also called Royal Shakespeare Theatre. We also went inside the church called Holy Trinity where the remains of Shakespeare was buried. We had a walk along the River Avon and had witnessed some sights along the way.

It was November when we went there. The streets were already decorated with Christmas lights  and decors. There are shops and souvenirs stores at the town center where we also had a window shopping. I bought some souvenirs including postcards and  fridge magnets.

Even though I did not experience everything in Stratford-Upon-Avon, I am happy and contented,  I was able to visit one of the places where one of the famous person in history was born. I always love poetry and I love writing poems as well. This is one of the reasons why I want to visit W. Shakepeare’s birthplace. I felt honor when I was there.

I have a lot of stories to share but as of now, let me close the book and I promise to open it again to share more experiences from my travels. Feel free to browse here and here for some of my travel stories from England.

I do surely miss William S. in  Stratford-Upon-Avon. Who knows one day, I can visit again!

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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.