Last March, my family and I embarked on a week-long adventure to England. After an exciting weekend in London, we all hopped on a train to Birmingham to visit my brother’s university campus.
Travelling this path brought back memories of a trip to the English countryside we’d made three years ago. Back then, we visited sites that made the old fashioned / dreamy person that I am absolutely amazed – you know when you literally can’t breathe because you’re seeing something extraordinary like Brad Pitt? Well, that’s how I felt when I saw Chatsworth House and Oxford University, woot woot!
If you are interested in visiting the English countryside, I highly recommend you see the places I explored three years ago. Before I move on to this year’s countryside adventures, I concocted a small #travelthrowback photo summary with the tiny bit of information that my long-term memory remembers.
Here are my countryside must-sees!
Or the mystery of how prehistoric men transported heavy rocks to make a circle.
Take a peek at the first photo and guess why they named the city that way.
Cambridge and Oxford
Or why some people study until they’re 40.
Mr. Darcy’s house in the Pride and Prejudice movie – or where I will get married.
I also visited Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s hometown), but since I don’t have any good photos of the town, I will provide you instead with some gems that I snapped around the countryside…and I dare you to find them!
Other than the small bits of informations that pictures allowed me to recall, I remember Cambridge students rowing down a river. I remember buying Pride and Prejudice in Chatsworth House’s tourist shop. And I remember our tour guide, Simon, who made our minds wander with all his beautiful stories spoken with a true english accent. We loved him so much we booked him for our trip this year!
But still, I find it crazy that I remember so little.
If you are travelling, enjoy the present moment, for the feelings of amazement will last, but memories will unfortunately fade. Still, those feelings have got to be pretty strong for us to always want to make new fading travelling memories.
All I know is that those feelings have got me hooked forever :)