August 20, 2014

England Adventures: Arriving in Cambridge

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the fifth day of England Adventures! Today we travel 50 miles north of London to what I believe is one of the most historic towns in all of England: Cambridge!

No trip can start without a few hitches! As soon as we arrived in Cambridge, we hopped in a taxi to our hotel. Before we could even leave the busy parking lot of the train station, the car in front of us broke down. It took a little while, but things finally got moving!

*An Hour Later*

Here we are, strolling through town!

You see, the town of Cambridge is famous for it's university. Cambridge University is made up of 31 different colleges. This one in particular is St. Catharine's College, founded in 1473!

For an early dinner, we went to a lovely looking place called the Cambridge Chop House. I can't remember what I ordered, but it was something with salmon! I have to say, the salmon was delicious but the 'salad' it sat on was a little difficult to manage. It was composed of green beans, new potatoes, lettuce, tomatoes and hard boiled eggs, lightly coated in a strange sauce. All things that could've been good on their own, but not when mixed together! Despite the group of loud, disruptive boys that 'secretly' took pictures of us and knowingly walked into the women's toilets, I thought the restaurant was very lovely!

After dinner, my dad and I went wandering down by the punts. For those of you who aren't familiar with them, punts are a type of boat used in Cambridge for showing people around historical landmarks via the river. That way, you get to see them from a whole new perspective!

A sneaky look into one of the art galleries! It was closed and we couldn't go in, but I thought it looked pretty cute in there!

On the way back to the hotel, we stopped for a coffee and a cheeky chocolate bar!

After that, we didn't do much for the rest of the day. We decided to stay in the hotel room and get ourselves settled in! It's nice to relax every once in a while.

Thank you for reading all the way to the bottom! I hope you weren't too bored out of your mind. Stick around for my next post where we hop on a punt and see Cambridge in a whole new light!

Until next time!
Jordan x

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