Cambridge Travel Blog› entry 8 of 44 › view all entries
This is my first time to the 'Motherland' and I intended to enjoy it fully! Actually, I enjoyed my first few days so much that I decided to stay longer, a wise decision I think! Background Footnote: When I lived in Singapore I went to the Australian International School, there I met Sebastian, who mangaed to find me again (ahh the joys of Facebook) and invited me to stay whenever I came to the UK. Hence, I ended up in Cambridge.
Cambridge is grogeous, this University town has the most bookshops I have ever seen in one tiny city. I actually spent some great hours in Borders, thanks to the GENIOUS who put Starbucks inside that bookshop so that you can read without purchase! Life was definitly looking up, for a girl who spent hours trawling Metz to find ONE bookshop with secondhand English books of the random crap variety.
My other slightly more cultural experience was a visit to the gorgeous and grand Fitzwilliam Museum. Now, I know what you are thinking and I didn't just go there because it started to rain and the Museum has free entry.
I'm going to stop here for a second, mostly to gloat about my good fortune! There is nothing negative I can say about Cambridge, except maybe that they seem to purposely make Internet Cafés impossible to find, I actually just gave up in the end.
My experiences in Cambridge led me to several conclusions: Everyone is obsessed with tea and sandwiches, the cyclists have balls of steel, fields are not made for riding any wheeled transport (except a tractor..), English people love everything old (buildings, woods, people, sometimes cheese), and will apologise for anything, including the weather...
Thankfully I think this is all amusing and quaint and generally pleasing. I have decided that I do love England and all of its quirky inhabitants and despite the odd bit of rain it is a charming place. I hope I will get back there soon!!