Taking a few days off from my normal lifestyle, getting on a train is the best journey that I could ask for. When at the destination I am awaited by a family who I haven’t seen in a long time, everything gets even better. I am writing this, as I come back to Ipswich, the place where I have my memories, where I have friends and where my life is going day by day. The journey to Ashford is not too long, two hours to be more precise. The reason why I decided to go there for the weekend was beacause my cousin turned 17 and so it was perfect timing.
Family is always important and being away from home made me cherish them more. Ashford is now the place where I can go if I feel I need to be home for a bit.
As I like travelling, I enjoy spending time on the road, with a good book or my laptop and just write and take some time off from the day to day routine. In Ashford, we went to Eastwell Manor which was very impressive as I have never seen something similar in terms of the gardens that the place has. It was a nice experience, the area was so big and different sports could be played, such as golf, tennis, badminton and many more.
What impressed me the most is that at the entrance of the restaurant the door had the name Marie of Romania, who is a Romanian princess. The place was full of history and I promised myself that I will come back and visit it again. After that, my cousins’ parents told me that there is also a statue for the Romanian princess and it just gave me more joy. The feeling that I felt when I saw her name on the door is unexplainable, it made me realize how far back in the day the history dates.
Going to different places and finding something from your own country is very impressive. Travelling is a way of expressing ourselves, finding different links between present and past, between our own nationality and the one that we visit, is extraordinary. I encourage you all to travel, even for a small distance to see different people’s perspective and to appreciate what other people and places can offer.