Another time I remember boarding a plane in Australia early evening and arriving the next morning in Seoul, Korea. I walked straight out of the terminal and onto a regional bus that drove me the 1.5 hours to Daejeon. Using Google Maps I then walked from the bus station to the arts centre, where my team were setting up for a performance. To this day, I remember the sheer exhilaration I felt at having so easily travelled to the other side of the world across several modes of transport to arrive at my destination, where everyone was getting ready for the performance. Participating in our performance, and watching the reactions of the local families I was reminded yet again that we are the same all over the world. Sharing a performance is a great way to connect with others and be reminded of our universal condition.
What are the top three destinations you are most looking forward to travelling to once travel restrictions are lifted and why? What are you looking forward to experiencing there?.
I look forward to travelling to Greece again and in particular Athens. As the birthplace of Western drama, Athens is always an inspiration. My kids are of an age that they would really appreciate seeing the ancient ruins of the Parthenon and the Acropolis, to better understand and be inspired by the ancient myths and legends. Needless to say we’d also be focussing on the very healthy Mediterranean diet – fresh fish, vegetables and a lot of olive oil!
I look forward to being able to travel to Beijing again. China is such a fascinating country and when in Beijing I love to wander around the Hutongs getting a glimpse of another era. When in Beijing I like to ride a bicycle like the locals – it is the most efficient way to get around! We will have dumplings of course, and I love to walk around the Forbidden City – this is a grand theatre set in itself, a monument to human ingenuity and vision.
I hope to get to London again soon too. I lived there for four years studying theatre. There is such a wealth of performing arts to experience here. Saturday afternoon at the Royal Court and then off to the National Theatre to see some of the most talented English speaking actors in the world. If I’m lucky I’d be there for L.I.F.T (London International Festival of Theatre) to see an amazing range of contemporary practises in locations all over London. A bike ride up Kingsland Road in the East End through Dalston, past the Middle Eastern and African restaurants up to Stoke Newington. A bagel from Brick Lane and if you can beat the crowds here, a tube ride down to Hyde Park for a walk through the most amazing green pastures in the City.
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