Transcript of Sample Travel Journal
Travel Journal By Mrs. van Wijk First stop: Paris, France I have always wanted to go back to Paris, so this was the perfect opportunity. While I was there, I went to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. I saw the Mona Lisa and Winged Victory at the Louvre. I ate crepes in an outdoor cafe while watching artists paint the beautiful scenery and interesting people. I took the Metro to the Louvre. I spent all day there, strolling through the galleries. I love how they display the Winged Victory in an alcove all by itself. The breathtaking view of the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower is etched in my memory. Not so pretty... Strolling around the artist displays after eating chocolate crepes was a fun and affordable way to spend the afternoon. (And the crepes were delicious!) This is a view of the controversial glass pyramid in front of the Louvre. Second Stop: Stratford Upon Avon, England I studied a lot of literature, especially Shakespeare in college. So, I took this opportunity to visit the town where Shakespeare was born and is buried. It is a picturesque town, with a beautiful river, Avon, running through it. I only planned to spend one day in Stratford because the town is so small and everything I wanted to see was easily within walking distance. So, I started with a tour of Shakespeare's birthplace and the home of his wife, Anne Hathaway. Later, I took a boat ride on the Avon River and ended the day with a visit to the Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried. Shakespeare's birthplace Anne Hathaway's cottageFull transcript
looks like something you would find at Disneyland! All the boats are named after
characters in Shakespeare plays.
(Avoid the Ophelia....not sure she's
sea-worthy...) Shakespeare had a curse carved
on his gravestone. Anyone who moves
his bones will pay a price! Winged Victory is displayed in an alcove all by itself.