Written while Drunk on Thoughts

24 Feb 2013

Cambridge and future trip

I decided on my itinerary for April. Its tiring but I think its all worth it. I count myself lucky to be able to do that and hopefully I am able to meet new people like I hope I will. Truth be told, I am excited and at the same time really afraid, I began to feel that my life is somewhat like this trip, I am wandering into new territory but at the same time bringing the past with me, trying really hard not to dwell with the negative part. Only this trip will last 5 days, well my life will last - a life time.

Thats all for now, I still have my Cambridge trip to share with you guys first. Its a one day trip, Ipek and I went there early morning and get back 12 hours later. It is cheaper than renting a place in Cambridge. It cost me less than £10 to get there and back. Plus, although I love the quietness of Norwich and Cambridge reminded me of Norwich, I like the hecticness of London better, you can feel the tension in the air. Hahaha.

Cambridge, the infamous university town. I will let the pictures do the talking.

First, some history about University of Cambridge, there are 31 colleges in the university and each of them act like a sorority house, housing students, feeding them, provide them accommodation but the University will provide the lectures and seminars. We visited 4 colleges and all of them have a courtyard and a chapel. This is because when the colleges was founded, they believe that religion and education goes together.

I used to visit London quite frequently when my cousin was living in London and commuting through Liverpool Street Station brings back memories. Oh, how old I am.

Breakfast to kick start the day

Queen's College

King's College

I am not a Christian but I always light a candle whenever I visit a church.

This is the Senate House next to King's College. Graduation ceremonies are usually held here and graduation ceremonies is in Latin. The only 2 sentences in English is Please be quiet and Please switch off your mobile phones. I guess the second sentence were added not long ago.

Gonville and Caius College

Trinity College

The alleged apple tree that Newton discovered gravity. Don't quote me on this, I don't really know whether I am correct or not.

The round church - second oldest building in Cambridge.

Pembroke College

Honestly, when I first visited Pembroke College, my first thought is that I am bored, because ALL colleges had the same features - upon entering you see a courtyard, which we are not suppose to step on the grass and to the right, there is a chapel. The previous 3 colleges I visited are laid out that way. But when I saw the library and the accommodation in Pembroke College, I fell in love.

Can you believe this is the accommodation? This looks like a rich man's mansion. Usually building this nice are used as administration offices or the library, never student accommodation. This is the first instance I fell in love with this place. =)

Great St Mary's Church

St Katherine's College

Most people in Cambridge, especially students commute between lectures and classes using bicycles. This is the second city that I've visited that has so many bicycles. The first being Amsterdam. We had to  be careful of not cars, not bus but bicycles. The photo below was taken near the train station of Cambridge.

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