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Travel Blogs from Oxford
"Genius comes from Heaven; Learning, from Man." - new Bodlein exhibit
Today was my first day off - sweet! I let myself sleep in because we were up so late last night, and I missed breakfast but I just got a bagel from G&D's. My morning was a bit lazy. I didn't even bother changing out of my pajamas, because I just stayed in my room and worked on my a cappella song until noon. I'm arranging Shut Up and Dance, and it is almost done, I just have to ...
... packet stuff really only had to be updated and tweaked, so hopefully it wouldn't take long.
After the meeting I popped in to Rymans to buy folders for the faculty packets, and envelopes for our room keys. In past years we've sorted the keys into big bags, one for each staircase, for check in day. But I found that never worked very well because then we'd have to go rummaging through this huge bag of keys while the kid is standing there waiting. ...
... last year we had a didgeridoo player)
Then the most embarrassing moment of the convention for me! The raffle was drawn! The way the raffle worked was each prize had a box next to it. The tickets were 5 for £1 and then you put them in the box next to the prizes you were interested in. Two of the most sort after prizes included Tim Tams. Since we can get them anytime, I of course didn't enter to win that prize, wanting to let others try them. So imagine my surprise when ...
... I had lamb masala dosa. I really appreciate all the cultural and ethnic foods here and my ability and desire to try pretty much anything and everything. Contrary to popular belief, the food is actually really good here. Every Wednesday we go to a market where they have everything from dumplings to steam buns, to barbecue to Peruvian. It is a great treat. Today I tried Korean for the first time ...
... the city. We had Sun for the time our little group was up there which was different from the fog we had this morning and the rain we had when we walked out. 4 seasons in 1 day or what?? I met a lovely couple from near Manchester with whom I exchanged emails with and hopefully I will get to see them sometime while I am here. I then walked down to the River Thames (which goes though London AND Oxford...who knew?) and had a drink at a pub run ...
Other places to stay in Oxford
Godstow Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $121
- Recommended for honeymoon couples
- We enjoyed our stay at the Oxford
Grenoble Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Useless conference facilities!
- An Administrative Nightmare
- Location Location Location
Peartree Roundabout, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $139
- Nice hotel
- Modern, good standard rooms
- OK but go for the Travellodge, it's cheaper!
Beaumont Street, Oxford | 5 star hotelfrom $276
- Typical Victorian hotel
- Six months' guaranteed reservation broken the day before
- Not a place to choose
Abingdon Road, Oxford | 4 star hotelfrom $163
- Not the best choice for business hotels
- Value for money
- Not worth the price or 4 stars, bad building layout, not for the less mobile..
Oxford Rd, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $110
59 Western Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $167
3 Oxford Castle, Oxford | Hotelfrom $258
- Get me out of jail quick
- Getting the old 'Ball and Chain' off to a great start!!
- The teething problems continue...
73 High Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $219
- Good choice for Oxford town centre
- Okay place to stay
- Pleasant stay again
11 - 13 Linton Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $146
Church Way, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $157
Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $84
180 Abingdon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $154
137 Iffley Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $86
- Didn't even stay one night
- Don't Bother its awful
92 - 94 High Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $322
- You get what you pay for
- Overpriced and disappointing
- Great place to visit your student
66a Banbury Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $211
- Beautiful Hotel
- Not for business travelers
- Great Find
82-84 Abingdon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $157
Garsington Rd, Oxford Business Park, Oxford | Hotelfrom $128
Peartree Roundabout, Oxford | 2 star hotelfrom $78
- Excellent choice
- Basic, but clean and reliable
- Great value
315 Iffley Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $156
Park End Street, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $198
- Noisy, basic, expensive but central location and clean
- Exceeded Expectations - Quite Good, Actually
- Dreadful Hotel
1 Banbury Road, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $345
- Exquisite Hotel, Impeccable Service
- A wonderful retreat, gorgeous food
Hinksey Hill, Oxford | 3 star hotelfrom $133
29-30 George Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $149
A418 Long Crendon Road, Oxford | Hotelfrom $87
58 St. Thomas' Street, Oxford | Hotelfrom $278