Sometimes you have to get out

Canterbury Travel Blog

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The walls are brick, like a jail. Actually, the place was designed by a prison designer - no joke.
The following mini-blogs are all about the short trips I took over the year to escape my little dorm room in Canterbury. "But why," I can hear you asking, "would you ever want to leave?" I'm glad you asked.

There was one benefit to my room at UKC: I didn't have to share it. That was it.

On the other hand, I had a "mattress" that was literally - I kid you not - a blue 2" exercise mat. The sheets they provided - excuse me, sheet - was a bolt of cloth, un-hemmed. The pillow was featherless, and the bed frame consisted of two wooden planks laid across another couple of wood planks for support. And that's just the bed.

The bathroom in my room looked like a little pod, which never drained correctly and never dried, so the room was constantly damp. The windows didn't lock and the radiator didn't work. My hallmates, whom I spoke to a total of once (on move-in day) liked to play loud music and practice soccer in the hallway, using my door as a goal. There was no kitchen, save an unplugged mini-fridge, a microwave, and a sink. No oven, no stove, no freezer or cabinet space. Meals were few and far between. John estimates I lost 20 pounds that year.
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The walls are brick, like a jail. …
The walls are brick, like a jail.…
There is nothing to see in this pi…
There is nothing to see in this p…
Im really obsessed with this tiny…
I'm really obsessed with this tin…
I took a lot of pictures of my bat…
I took a lot of pictures of my ba…
A 2x2 capsule.
A 2'x2' capsule.
The English call this a shower.
The English call this a "shower."
The way out! Infrequently used.
The way out! Infrequently used.
I never realized before how many p…
I never realized before how many …
Youll notice the rations were run…
You'll notice the rations were ru…
The space egg that served as a fri…
The space egg that served as a fr…
The camera pulls back slightly...
The camera pulls back slightly...
Ever wondered what the view looks …
Ever wondered what the view looks…
The same view to the other side.
The same view to the other side.
This is the old wall surrounding t…
This is the old wall surrounding …
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