TRAVEL TUESDAY: PART 10: CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND
If you get the chance to visit, take it! It is only about an hour away from London on a fast train and you'll get to see some fantastic architecture: it was founded in 1209! It is the second oldest university in the English speaking world. Notable alumni include Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
- •CollegesQueens' College is the best. I may be biased though. Do check before you go that the colleges will be open to members of the public on the day of your visit - I took an Australian friend to Cambridge during exam time and we (rightly) could not get in to see them.
- •The CamYou have to get up hella early to see the rowers on the river. The river bank is called The Backs. Full of daffodils in the Spring!
- •May BallsAbsolutely awesome summer balls where you get to wear formal dress while dancing the night away, eating, driving bumper cars and drinking; and hopefully you're still standing at 0600 the following day for the survivors' photo. However the balls don't take place in May. Psych! (They are in June).
- •Fitzwilliam MuseumArt and antiquities. Paintings by Constable, Hogarth and Gainsborough. Admission is free!
- •Intense rivalry with OxfordDon't mention that place. Not ever!