Trip Start Jun 06, 2009
Trip End Aug 31, 2009

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

This entry is be pretty boring.  Beware!!!

-You should be able to tell where I can easily and quickly upload pictures on various entries and the ones where there are only a few pictures, I had to fight for internet time.  Or the PC was too slow.  I had good access for this entry.

Like I said I before, I just picked a place on the map half-way between Manchester and London.  And the only place I've heard of, was Oxford.  Thus I went....

I arrived late am and easily found my hostel.  Since there is only 2 hostels in the town, it wasn't too hard to pick a place.  Immediately upon walking out of the train station, I could feel the university town kind of feel.  Smaller buildings, cheap restaurants, and a lot of younger people.  As I said I found my hostel easily and got my map as always along with a few suggestions.  I met my roommate who was from a country that I have never heard of before which is one of the two in S. Africa.  I still can't remember the name to save my life.  Afterward I set out and started walking around.  I must say it was pretty cool to just walk around the place even though I was just a visitor.  It almost made me want to pick up a book and start studying something.  Almost!!!  The school seemed kind of Medieval which was neat with a lot of big wooden doors to the different colleges and gardens in the middle of the square.  Some of the colleges you had to pay a small fee just to walk inside and see the various halls, chapels, and finely manicured gardens.  The place was really incredible to see!  I only paid to get into two different colleges but there were a ton to choose from.  I think I went in the college that the movie "Harry Potter" was filmed in.  I didn't recognize anything because I've only seen the first one back in the day and feel asleep mid-way through.  So it was all new to me.  History time: I think Oxford U. is the first school in England and is like 1,000 years old.  Something like that.  After just wandering around for a bit, I grabbed some food and just went back to the hostel.  I had my fill of Oxford and everything was closing that was tourist related.  Soon after I passed out reading a book and woke up to my roommate walking in.  Tried to see if anything was happening out in town but since it is the summer, nada!  So I went back to the hostel and proceeded to watch 2 B-grade movies on a projector.  That is all she wrote!
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