Thursday, April 16, 2009

Holiday in Cornwall

There are many things about England that fascinate me. While I would enjoy visiting a big city such as London and typically quaint English towns such as Stratford-upon-Avon or Bath, I definitely would also love to experience Cornwall.
I’m a big fan of the travel channel and I can’t help but be smitten every time Cornwall is featured. There’s the culinary show set in St. Ives, Cornwall (how lovely to be able to stay in a place that is mentioned in a popular nursery rhyme) called Beach Café and my personal hero Samantha Brown also featured Cornwall in one of her Passport to Europe episodes. Watching these shows, you just can’t help but vow to take a romantic break down in West Country and rent a charming cottage in Cornwall.
Not exactly your typical English resort town, Cornwall is still rich with history and culture. For example, it has a language and cuisine quite apart from the rest of England. Take a moment to recall literary works you were assigned to read in the past and you’ll remember classics such as "The Queen of Cornwall", "Tristan und Isolde", and "The Pirates of Penzance" are all set in Cornwall. Are you even aware that “Jack and the Beanstalk” is about a young Cornish boy? I don’t know about you, but this is just the sort of thing that makes me even more excited to see the place.


ciaranpats said...

you would be right about cornwall, its very pretty, there are some fabulous hotels available from twenga, i use them for my visits to cornwall.