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Week 3, Stratford, Kenilworth Castle, and Futbol Match by Joshua Siniscal

I just got done reading about China for my Cross Cultural Perspectives Core class. Who would have thought that I'd be reading that? Yeah well I guess that's what college does to you. Suddenly I'm interested in politics and what's going on in the world, well a little more interested.

I final got around to taking a panorama of my room so here is one picture of it. Don't worry mom, it's usually clean.

We recently got our copies of our class photo. Here is our class photo of 41 students along with professors.

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This past Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I went on a few day trips. Friday we went to Stratford Upon Avon, the town where William Shakespeare was born, lived for many years of his life, and is buried. 

Shakespeare's home.

Shakespeare's home.

The town was such a neat little place. Nice streets, with old looking buildings, a nice park along the river, and boats on the water.

Outside of Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.

Outside of Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried.

Inside of Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried.

Inside of Holy Trinity Church, where Shakespeare is buried.

We also ate lunch at the oldest pub in the area, dating back to the 1400s.

Saturday we went to Kenilworth Castle. Kenilworth, yes that is a town only 5 minutes from me but no, this is not that Kenilworth. This was a castle that was built in the 1100s. It originally was surrounded by water and was a huge castle. I believe it was attacked and had major sections of the walls blown up, what remains though is really cool.

Some of the castle ruins.

Some of the castle ruins.

There were plaques and stuff to read and learn about the place but I became distracted and just kept taking pictures of the architecture. I'm sure it was valuable information, honest, but I just had to physically explore it.

The back of the castle

The back of the castle

There were so many cool spots to explore! Most of the group finished touring the castle within an hour or so, but that was not the case for me. Me, and two other friends explored it for about 2 hours. I guess I walk slow while taking pictures, or I was just trying to take it all in and not miss a thing.

Typical me moment, "Wait! Guys, go stand in between those pillars! This is going to look sweet!" Boom, epic photo of my friends, or so I like to think.

Typical me moment, "Wait! Guys, go stand in between those pillars! This is going to look sweet!" Boom, epic photo of my friends, or so I like to think.

Down a narrow spiraling stone staircase, something out of Rapunzel or some other movie, and this is where I ended up. Something about stone rooms, with a single window that get to me. Well, this would be the first time but still.

A picture of me actually in front of the camera.

A picture of me actually in front of the camera.

Last but not least, on Sunday we attended a soccer match (futbol) Aston Villa vs Liverpool. We were supposed to cheer on Aston Villa but it was pretty hard to because they were just flat out terrible. Liverpool completely dominated with the final score being 6-0.

This was the Liverpool fan section. The only section that was actually celebrating. Oh, and those people in the orange and bright lime green shirts are security, because things get pretty crazy when a team scores a goal.

This was the Liverpool fan section. The only section that was actually celebrating. Oh, and those people in the orange and bright lime green shirts are security, because things get pretty crazy when a team scores a goal.

I'll be adventuring once again this weekend, I believe I'll be heading to London again and Stonehenge! I swear, I do actually do schoolwork and college related things here, it's not all traveling. :D

-Josh