Royal Cambridge Hotel
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... so far as it is right on the river (the name gives that away) and has some very fine rooms. However, we did our best to make the hotel room look like a Chinese laundry as we needed a few fresh clothes. I'm not sure what the owners thought of our assortment of clothing strategically draped in variously parts of the bathroom.
... bone dry unless it is a sou'wester they would be rather too hot to wear on a bike.
Today's route would take us across the fens to the two 'famous drainage ditches that were created in the 1650's to drain the fens so that the land could be used as agricultural land - much to the annoyance of the fen-landers.
The first hour was lashing rain and high winds, but with the initial windy route, we were sometimes the beneficiaries ...
... to be shaped by what happened between then and now. My Cold War class focused on the Vietnam War. I think it was my favourite session so far. In my class there are many Americans who lived through this period, were involved in student protests and could really convey the fear of communism that was presented to the American people so far. After the initial lecture, these people told their stories and perspectives which was fascinating. I think this is the best part of this program, ...
... of the heliocentric model of the cosmos) ...
We visited Cambridge for the day, and simply walked around checking out the many colleges, cathedrals, parks and the river which is apparently famous for 'punting'.
Unfortunately we didn't see any of the royal family or any famous scholars, but we did get to have a nice pub lunch by the river and have a nice relaxing day.
Cambridge is great for a little day trip, maybe in the spring and definitely when the sun is out. Go if you get the chance.
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