23 May 2013

FROM LONDON TO CAMBRIDGE AND YORK






Our room in the hostel was perfect to spend one night, but we had some difficulties with the bunk bed ! It was quiet hard to get to the "first floor" because there were no steps or a I wanted to sleep in the upper bed, but I was to tall ! So Ilona had to sleep there. Each time she moved I thought I was on a ship and the waves were schaukeln me to sleep.

Today it was a very tiring day ! We left London at 6.30, after having a coffee on the parking. We are a group of people from a little everywhere, so far I know that there are 2 South African ladies, a few Malasians and some Americans.

The weather was dry and it was not so cold and we arrived in Cambridge around 10 am



First thing we did was taking "punting" boats and were pushed around like in an Gondola from Venice. The weather was a little grey, but it didn't rain and we enjoyed the ride on the rive Cam very much, We saw quiet a lot of the famous Univrsities and it was a real interesting ride.



After a walk through the town we returned to the bus and continued our way to York.

We had our lunch in the coach driving towards York where we arrived around 2.30 pm.



and visited the very beautiful old center.



We stopped at an old Pub under which had been discovered a Roman bath. It was very interesting to see !

We arrived around 6.30 at the hotel Ibis, very tired and had to wait for ages to get our dinner ! Also Internet connection had a horrendous price, 5 £ for one hour. Trying out Internet connection I suddenly found myself connected to Skype Wifi, which I didn't even know.

So I was able to write at least a little report about our first day of travelling !

8 comments:

Loree said...

Cambridge is lovely.

jennyfreckles said...

Welcome to the UK! You are having a whirlwind tour, but will see some lovely places. Enjoy yourselves.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't that amazing to see those Roman Baths! We went to see some of those; I didn't know anything about them until we went there. You're having a real whirlwind tour...sounds fun.

A Lady's Life said...

Sounds like you had a very nice day in spite of the fact your bed felt like a ship lol

Cezar and Léia said...

I love Cambridge!Glad you are enjoying your trip!
hugs
Léia

Fun60 said...

All credit to you Gattina for staying in a hostel. I have to confess I have not done that for some years. I love Cambridge and wandering around the colleges. You are doing an amazing amount in a day to include York as well as Cambridge. Keep posting.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina .. that's one long journey .. but at least you're seeing lots .. cheers Hilary

diane b said...

Cambridge is an interesting city. Love the uni buildings. The punt on the river must have been fun.