The Different Drummer Hotel
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I needed to get things organised pronto, visa, money, guide book, travel card, insurance. I decided to waste no time, I got on the phone to the Vietnamese Embassy in London, only to find out they have public holidays from that Wednesday until that following Monday, so I nervously re-scheduled that task for the following Tuesday. That's ok, no panic, I'll just get other bits sorted, I plan to travel light, ...
Sometimes I feel like doing things that are outside the box. One of them is speeding down unfamiliar routes, at night, without street lighting, nor bike lights while it is freezing and there is no one on my path.
... Not looking forward to that, but I guess it is kind of cool to get to have class somewhere down there. We kept walking and went into Trinity College.
Here are some more things I learned:
- Oxford doesn't have a main campus. There are 39 colleges that make up Oxford University! We went to Trinity College. It is gated because in the old days there used to be serious fights between the "towns and gowns". The students had their own dining halls, ...
... to New York 3hrs and will never be seen again since the accident 10 yrs ago.
Also in the American section there is a blackbird the stealth spy plane which was at one time highly secretive as it was used for spying .
Outside there was a simulator that simulated a dog fight from a German pilots view of a dog fight over England from his meshesmit 109 fighter (but I only saw aeroplanes and no dogs so I don't know what its all about .But then im only a stuffed ...
... the ride. I posted some pictures to illustrate this fun afternoon.
Other than punting, this week was mostly spent getting in the groove of Oxford. I now feel like I know my way around mostly, we are in the middle of our first set of classes, and a few of us joined a gym so we are finally starting to get in a routine. Thursday night we had high table again and beforehand our history tutor invited us ...