All entries for Sunday 14 August 2005
August 14, 2005
Yesterday I went to Cambridge with my friend. I'd waited for this trip for over a month. We boarded a coach from the campus. It took us around 2 hours to reach our destination. The weather was lovely with sunshine and cool breeze.
We first went to the Tourist Information to check about places we should visit. Anyway, we ended up joining a walking tour which was quite good. Our guide gave us a lot of information. Now I understand how the college system at Cambridge works (although not throughly but better than before). Our first stop was King's College which the guide told us, it was built by King Henry VI and took almost a hundred year to finish. We then went to different colleges until the tour ended. By that time we were starving. So Noon and I decided to go for McDonald because we were in a hurry to team up with Lek and her friends for a punting trip.
It was not very good in the afternoon because it started to rain. We had to hold umbrellas while we were on the boat. The umbrellas obscured all the view. :( Anyway, we managed to find some fun at last by shouting at one another to throw the umbreall away when someone sit on the opposite side saw a beautiful scene good for photographs. Our punter name is "Rosy" She's very kind. She turned our boat back when Noon ask her because she wanted to take a good picture at the King's college (the same scene we saw in the Korean movie called "All About Eve" – our favourite and our inspiration to come to Cambridge). It happened that we were on the same boat with some Korean students. So we had a bit of chat about that.
After the boat trip, Noon seperated from te rest of us to do some shopping. I joined Lek and her group to walk to places we saw on the boat and took some pictures. Then we met up with Noon again and walked back to our coach soaked. The coach left at 6 and headed back to Warwick. The sun just found its way out from the cloud during this time!
Such a tired but with good experiences trip.