Trip Start Dec 26, 2005
289Trip End Jan 25, 2009
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I've received my new passport... don't know whether to celebrate or commisurate.
I'm so glad I've had the opportunity to visit Cambridge for it was absolutely beautiful. Can highly recommend it to other tourists coming to England. Being spring here makes it even more spectacular. If only I had of had the opportunity to do an international student exchange to Cambridge instead of University of Missouri-Columbia back in 1995! I have since found out that many foreign students do PHDs here... so there is still hope... can just imagine the competition though, and the expense:) Our guide said it costs about £3000 a semester plus the cost of housing
I spent most of today travelling (4 hours return coach trip from Victoria Station to Cambridge). I spent 5 hours in Cambridge - it was long enough given the rain. But I would of liked to have stayed a few extra days so as to meet a student or two and get a local perspective on what it's like to study at such a presigious institution. But the students had other things on their mind given it's exam time. Given the exams, tourists were not able to roam the university grounds but I still managed to get a good overview. I visited several of the famous colleges such as King's, Trinity and Corpus Christi. Prince Charles attended Trinity. The grounds are heavily manicured and the tourists are not allowed to walk on the grass.
Fellow Aussies... we have no claim to complain about the price of petrol given it is 96p, or $A2.33 a litre here. Talk about exhorbitantly priced. Last time I checked, the petrol in Australia was about $1.30 a litre.