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Lauren + Adam’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Location: Oxford, UK

MapIt is half term and Adam and I haven't got a lot of money so instead of heading off to somewhere in Europe for the week we decided to stay in London and visit some places closer to home. So we went to Oxford for the day, another city we didn't get to last time, but had always wanted to visit. So we hoped on the bus to Oxford and slept (or rather I did) for the hour journey there. Unfortunately the weather was awful but it didn't dampen our spirits as we popped on our waterproof jackets and took in the beautiful sites of Oxford. Unlike London which is becoming quite modernised, Oxford is what you imagine England to be like. Quaint cobbled streets, beautiful churches and stunning buildings. We did a walking tour with a very knowledgable man who took us around and showed us into some of the University buildings, Harry Potter film sites and told us some of the history of this stunning city. There is actually only one university in the city - Oxford University, but the university is made up of 39 different colleges - each with their own campus and chapel where the students live, study and eat. As you probably know many famous people have been educated at Oxford - CS Lewis, Lewis Carroll, many world leaders including Tony Blair, KIm Beasley and Bob Hawke who still holds the record for drinking 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. He still holds this record today. We had a lovely, but rather wet day and the rain jackets came in very handy! Adam was in his element when he found a cafe that sold over 200 flavours of milkshakes. He had a turkish delight one and I had an After Eight (those yummy dinner mint chocies). Delicious!!