Last Tuesday we ventured out to Cambridge to witness the university’s world class reputation for academic excellence as well as to gain a comprehensive understanding of the city’s rich history. We thought it would also be a prime opportunity to find ourselves preppy boyfriends with British accents.
The weather in London had been quite mild and not as cold as we had expected, so
we I presumed it would be similar and dressed accordingly (i.e. cropped jeans, sneakers, light sweaters). It was not similar to London because it was FREEZING. We ate so much that day because we were always trying to find somewhere warm to defrost our faces. The walk from the train station into the city was a few kilometres so by the time we got into the heart of Cambridge, we were well and truly frozen.
Whilst we didn’t succeed on the boyfriend hunt, we did leave:
a) with an appreciation for warm clothes (which we did not have);
b) wishing Australian universities had as much history as Cambridge and;
c) thankful for Chelsea Buns and hot chocolates.
Ankle freezers. Literally. #notimpressed
The original Cambridge University Press.
Wren Library at Trinity College was fascinating! Unfortunately we weren’t able to take photos but it’s home to many rare and valuable items (including an original manuscript of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh!), most bequeathed by past students of the college.
Tomorrow we are off to the Palace of Versailles, which is another one of my favourite places to visit in Paris. Marie Antoinette’s estate is a must see – it’s so charming!