Either it was because I didn’t had time or money, but I never travelled much in the UK. It might also have been because flying from London to anywhere in Europe is quite cheap, so I always decided to go somewhere else instead.
This time, having two friends living in Cambridge since a long time, I have decided that it was time to go and explore. Unfortunately January it’s not the best month to visit Cambridge, but I still had a good time and it made me think that I need to go back in spring time.
After the Christmas holidays in Italy, I was thinking to go straight on a diet. I cannot describe how much food and alcohol I had over there. It’s always the same old story: “Oh, it’s a long time that I don’t see you. Should we catch up with an aperitivo?” Which usually means: “You’re not gonna go home before 2 am, and you are definitely not going to be sober”.
So when I went to Cambridge I was all like, oh yes let me visit the city and that’s it. Wrong, my friends fed me and got me drunk way too easily. After all, could you win against a Polish girl in a drinking competition? Don’t think so.
I arrived on the 2nd of January, it was quite cold but it was so sunny. We had breakfast at home, then lunch in a lovely place called D’Arry’s Coockhouse & Wine Shop in the city centre. The place is really good looking and I had a revisited version of a classic wrap, with chips on a side that was tasty and beautiful, also not that expensive.
After lunch we just had a walk around, even if most Colleges were closed since it was the beginning of Jan. We had a nice walk next to the river where in the summer time (but also in winter!) you can go paddling.
And of course, dinner to follow… because what’s the point otherwise?
The next day it was raining so we just decided to wake up slowly, have breakfast and lunch followed by Belgian beers.
It was so good to spend some time with some good friends and also being outside of London, where everything seems to be quiet and frozen in time. Definitely going back at some point this year to enjoy the sunshine, the warmer weather and some more beers.
And as Virginia Woolf said…