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5 Reasons You Won’t Be Bored While Visiting Cambridge (if you come from a big city)

As a travel lover, I’m not just taking the most of my stay here in London to discover all the beatuies of this city, but I’m also trying to discover more about the British country itself. Few weeks ago, as shown throught the pics of my Instagram page, I took the train and went to discover Cambridge!

Unfortunately the weather was very gloomy, grey and rainy as you can see from the pics. But, hey, now that it’s a year that I live in the UK I learnt how to handle this English weather and it won’t defintiely be an excuse for not going for new adventures!

Cambridge is a very pretty town, bigger than expected actually and I really enjoyed my day there. So I thought about writing down this list of things that defintiely caught my eye while there πŸ™‚

1 | SNEAKING THROUGH UNKNOWN DOORS IS ALLOWED

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Cambridge is FULL of colleges and university dorms with amazing internal gardens (actually, some of them are so big that can be considered Parks πŸ˜€ ) and most of them are opened to the public! The thiing is thaat often it’s not specified so when seeing a door with a gate, as a newbie, you’re not immdiately aware you can actually enter with no problem. And well, each door brings to a fashinating building with a typical english grass that you”ll can’t resist taking pictures!

2 |Β MINDING BIKES INSTEAD OF GAPS

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As it’s a student city, Cambridge is full of bikes and bikers which do not drive that slow. So pay attention when you cross streets, walk by a pedestrian area or stop to take pictures ALWAYS watch around you before doing one of these actions.

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Also, since the amount of bikes is very big and often bike parkings are pretty full or not enough for everyone, well…people find alternative ways of parking their bikes like if they say “If parking is not available, I’ll make one my own” and it’s actually pretty funny to notice all their alternative parking spots!

3 | CLIMBING CASTLE HILL WITH NO CASTLE BUT AN AWARDING VIEW

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Just 5 minutes by walk from the city centre there’s a famous hill (it’s not that steep, no worries πŸ˜‰ ) called “Castel Hill” where no castle is actually present but the view you can admire from there is defintiely worth it!

4 | PLAYING “SPOTTING CUTE ENGLISH-STYLE HOUSES”

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Especially around the city centre, on the way to the train station for example, there are many cute little Cottages that I believe make Cambridge a very characteristic English town. Might be normal for some of you living in other part of England, but here in London it’s not really often finding houses like these πŸ˜‰

5 | BEING OVERWHELMED BY ALL THE GREEN AROUND YOU

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Again, coming from a big and metropolitan city (even though I have to admit that London has very nice parks and quiet spots πŸ˜‰ ) seeing all this green all around was a blast. So enjoying a quiet moment there is definitely enchanting!

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What about you, have you ever been to Cambridge? Which was the thing tha you liked the most about this town? I’d love to hear from you! πŸ™‚

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply Suvi

    Oh I love Cambridge! I spent a couple of days there in May. It’s very pretty. I was visiting a friend, so spending time with her and her family was my favorite thing to do! But I’d say attending an evensong at King’s College was the highlight πŸŽ΅πŸ’•

    15/03/2017 at 6:18
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Oh so nice you had a friend there! I bet she organised everything in order for you to enjoy! It’s indeed a lovely town! Thanks for reading Suvi πŸ™‚

      15/03/2017 at 18:15
  • Reply Leah

    Looks like I need to add Cambridge to my bucket list. Love your photos.

    15/03/2017 at 17:57
  • Reply Angelica

    This is so cute! I love the alternative bike parking spots and admiring cute houses is so fun 😍

    17/03/2017 at 3:58
  • Reply ELLA

    I’m from Cambridge so it is so lovely to see someone appreciate the city! I loved this post πŸ™‚ The colleges are just beautiful, aren’t they?!

    17/03/2017 at 15:42
    • Reply Lisa // Fromdreamtoplan

      Ohh you come from a lovely town!! And I’m glad you liked the post πŸ™‚
      Yess I love them!

      19/03/2017 at 9:30
  • Reply Always A Foreigner

    Cambridge looks adorable! The green does always add a nice addition to any city. πŸ™‚

    18/03/2017 at 14:41
  • Reply Siyana

    ‘Minding bikes instead of gaps’ – I laughed so hard at this! Awesome post, definitely going to visit some day!

    20/03/2017 at 17:38
  • Reply Linda Hobden

    My daughter lived & worked in Cambridge for a while. She actually met her fiance there! It is a lovely city to wander around – glorious on a hot sunny day by the river – you need to return in the summer! 😊

    25/03/2017 at 15:42
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