I have the wanderlust! After years of only travelling out of necessity or for a yearly Summer break, I feel an intense need to travel and explore the world. But instead of looking far a field for my first trip, I decided to start on my own front door step. Cambridge!
I have started this new thing it is called ‘getting to places early’. It gives me a chance to have a look around rather rushing through life and missing the beautiful things like the two pictures below. The 20-tonne bronze statue called ‘The Meeting Place; is actually at St Pancras across the road and the roof at Kings Cross was breathtaking. Note-to-self, always remember to look up.
I had to snap some of the beautiful things I saw walking from the station.
And then came the river. So much serenity and beauty. In both Oxford (where I am from) and Cambridge, punting is a must.
I booked Six at the Varsity restaurant and bar which was right by the let’s go punting place. It has a roof top deck for drinks and then a restaurant with panoramic views just underneath for lunch. As it was midweek the place was perfectly quiet. Cambridge gives good sky and Varsity gives good food.
There are so many colleges to walk around. I chose King’s because of this Chapel. It was £9 to walk around the grounds and the chapel but it’s not every day you look up and see something as intimidatingly beautiful as this ceiling.
And then Pembroke College which was free. At least I think it was 🙂 A friendly Japanese student told me that the college dates back to 1347.
Even though Oxford and Cambridge are arch rivals and I have to stay loyal to my home town Oxford, Cambridge is (almost) as stunning. As with much of Britain, it is rich with history and if you pay for a punting tour on the river, you will learn so much about which famous people went to what college and a whole lot more. I want to go back there someday but for the mean time, the places to visit on my wanderlust bucket list are every increasing. I need to tick a few of those off first. Which top 5 places home or away would you want to visit if time and money was no object? Comment below. Thanks for reading. Big love Lorraine xxx