Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered.

Today's question:  If you could wander anywhere in the world, where would it be, and why?

I would love to wander across the water to Great Britain.

I've always wanted to go to England and last summer I got the chance to go with a group from my college to spend two weeks looking at as many of the great literary sights as we could cram in. We saw Macbeth with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Hamlet in the Globe and Much Ado About Nothing in London starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate (The sight of my favorite Doctor wearing a pig nose, a blue wig, fishnet tights, high heeled boots, and a mini skirt is indelibly seared on my consciousness). We went to Shakespeare's house and CS Lewis' house and the Jane Austen Centre in Bath and so much more. We even got lost in Covent Garden in London.

I've been wanting to go back and visit again since the jet lag wore off after getting home the last time. I want to be able to spend more than two hours looking at Oxford. I want to actually get out of the bus to look at Stonehenge. I want to venture into Wales and Scotland and over to Ireland.

I might even get my wish. I may be able to spend, at least, part of my Junior year at the University of St. Andrews in St. Andrews, Scotland since my college has an exchange program with them.

What about you? Where would you like to wander?

I took this picture.
Tintern Abbey in Wales.


  1. The UK was my pick too :) It's such a fun place for anyone with a literary bent. That's awesome that you got to see so many shows while you were there! We saw A Comedy of Errors at the London Globe, but we didn't have time to see anything at the RSC.

    But there's always more to see, right?

  2. I believe I visited Tintern Abbey on a school trip one time. And you got to see Much Ado with Tennant and Tate?! Cool!! You simply can't do Oxford justice in just two hours. I've been there three times, I think. A fabulous city. Lots to see. You could spend a week in the Ashmolean Museum alone.

    1. I think we ran through the Ashmolean in 45 minutes. It hurt my soul.

    2. And it was really, really cool seeing Tennant and Tate. It wasn't on the college group's list of things to do and we weren't supposed to be able to get in because it was sold out, but they let us in for standing room only. Susan and I held onto the wall and cracked our sides laughing.

    3. I think most of the cast was rather tipsy.

  3. St Andrew's is a fantastic place. There's the seaside, a lovely town, and lots of places to visit. I've been there a couple of times on holiday. It's nice being able to just wake up and have a stroll on the beach.

  4. This is another of the places on my long and ever growing lists. Maybe one day I'll make it to them!

  5. "indelibly seared on my consciousness" describes it exactly.

  6. Great choice! Great Britain is a beautiful place to wander, and I often feel very lucky to live here :) I want to explore it properly one day too.

  7. I would love to see England someday.

  8. Oh I have friends who went to St Andrews and they loved it plus that place looks AMAZING :D
    Great Britain is definitely a wonderful place to wander to and which probably requires a lot of time to really explore :D