Bernie on Tour

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Warwick Castle + Stratford upon Avon

Today we went on a trip to Warwick Castle and to Stratford upon Avon where Shakespeare was born. This means that we got up at a time where every reasonable human being is still asleep (7:00 on a Saturday!!!). A few hours later (10:00am) we arrived at Warwick Castle after hearing some historical facts about it on the bus. It was around Warwick where the English finally managed to retain the Vikings from capturing the south of England. Inside the castle we could see loads of waxworks by Madame Tussauds that showed some aspects of life in the middle ages. "Some aspects" because they had nice figures of the Churchill family and soldiers preparing for battles on the one hand, but on the other hand there were no figures in the dungeon or the torture chamber.

After freezing for 3 hours (if finally got f***in' cold in England as well) we got onto the worm bus again and went on to Stratford upon Avon. I don't really like all these typical "tourist-photos" but I've included one to proove that we do have visited the house where Shakespear was born in 1564. (I hope my parents will be proud of my cultural engagement ;-))

It was in Stratford as well where we spotted the "Red onion marmelade" you can see in the picture. I looked it up on the Internet thinking that "red onion" is the special name for something at least slightly different from onion. But they indeed seem to have marmelade with onion and vinigar - a fact that (again) prooves that god must have overlooked the English when he gave the sense of tast to human beings ;-)

So after all it was quite a nice trip that finally lead us to our favourite pub in the city centre.



At 3:08 PM, Anonymous Audrey-Laure said...

Yes, I enjoyed this trip too. And as you sais, we are so brave and courageous to get up at seven on a saturday ! Yes yes, Bernhard, nobody had doubts in what concerns your "cultural engagement" ! Even if : "Tu caches bien ton jeu"!, as we said in the restaurant.
I would have liked to buy some onion marmelade for my breakfast tomorrow. What a shame !


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