Monday, 8 June 2009

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Charming Cotswold

Towards the end of April England seemed to be coming out of the dreary winter with sunshine and warmer temperatures. Some of us took the opportunities and went on a little road trip to Cotswold on a hired Saab.

The drive to Cotswold along the highway was smooth and it took just a couple of hours from Heathrow. Famed as the "Heart of England" and the biggest of England's 40 "Area of Outstanding Beauty", Cotswold is made up of little villages and towns many built with limestone. One of my favourites is Bourton-on-the-Water, where a beautiful stream with stone bridges lines the quaint village.

Another one is Chipping Campden, an old town made rich by wool trading in the middle ages, now known for its artisanal presence.

I appreciate the fresh air and the tranquility. It was a truly idyllic getaway... the pictures do no justice to the beauty of the area. You've got to be there to experience true old England!