Oh well ! good morning !good morning!
Today we are here at Kings Cross station and
we are going on yet another day trip.
Where are we off to?
Another day trip from London.
We’re off to Cambridge today.
And yes, it is Sunday morning
and we’ve arrived at the station
nice and early yet again.
We sure have.
We have about 45 minutes to spare.
We’ve already printed off our tickets.
接下来 我们要在附近逛一逛 然后
So yeah, we’re just going to wander around and
uh then we’ll be hopping on the train shortly.
So aside from just transportation and taking the train
a lot of people come here to visit
the Harry Potter attraction.
Platform 9 3/4.
However, our destination today is not Hogwarts.
Where are we off to?
We’re off to Cambridge.
There are a number of trains from Kings Cross to Cambridge
with journeys ranging from 45 minutes
to a little over an hour and a half.
Buying your ticket in advance is always a good idea as
you can get a better price, and
it’s also wise to travel off peak.
Alright, we’ve arrived
and it was an absolute zoo getting off at the station.
Like apparently we’re not the only ones visiting today on a Sunday.
Beautiful weather though and the journey was only 45 minutes
and we forgot to tell you how much we paid.
So this ticket was only 16 pounds
and we booked it very last minute.
I think less than 48 hours
because we wanted to make sure there was nice weather today
and there is so we’re happy.
So the first logical stop along the way is the Botanical Gardens.
Yeah. So we paid our admission.
It is 5.50 per person.
Got a little map
so let’s go wander around.
If you decide to walk into town like we did,
Cambridge University Botanic Garden makes for a nice little stop,
especially if you want to stretch you legs after the train ride.
The garden has over 8000 species,
and my personal highlight was the beautiful glasshouse
which is home to some exotic tropical plants.
So what did you learn today already?
Okay so we’re visiting a little garden
where the plants tell time.
And they have like a few different flowers
where the flower opens in the morning like at sunrise and closes at sunset.
But they also have one flower that only opens at night
so that is kind of cool.
It is a night owl.
Okay so it is lunchtime for us and
we’ve walked over to the Regal .
Apparently this used to be a hotel,
then a cinema and now it is a pub.
So yeah, it is a pretty cool spot.
I’ve ordered breakfast and Sam is having lunch.
I’m waiting for my eggs benedict and
I think you’re having a Steak and Ale Pie?
And a pint of Guinness.
A pint of Guinness.
So when in doubt
I tend to order Guinness
and I always think of a Guinness basically as being a meal in a glass.
It is very filling.
And my steak and ale pie has arrived.
And I’m really excited about this.
This is something I’ve wanted to have for a while
since we’ve been back in the UK and I just haven’t.
So it also comes this is obviously the pie
but it also comes with if you look down here
with the mushy peas and we have chips fries.
And some gravy so you can either pour I think you can either pour the gravy on top of the
pie or you can use it to dip for the fries.
And that is what the pie looks like when you split it open.
You can see all of the there is meat, gravy and it has got like a flaky exterior.
Ah, it is going to be good.
Alright, I’ll just dig in.
So let’s break into that.
I want to get a bit of the crust but also I see a big chunk of meat too.
Well somebody looks happy over there.
Here we go.
Breakfast for lunch today.
Breakfast for lunch.
And I’m having lunch for breakfast I suppose.
Check it out.
We’re kind of in the gray zone where it is in between breakfast and lunch.
Yeah, it is about 11:30
-Get what you want, right?
That was a filling lunch.
It sure was.
Brunch slash lunch I suppose you could say.
And it was really affordable too.
It was only 13 quid and yeah
we’re both satisfied, full
and now we’re ready to finally explore.
Feeling stuffed from that pub fare,
we started making our way into town,
and it wasn’t long before we came across the River Cam
which was teaming with punters.
Some made it look easy,
while others were struggling,
but we had a different idea and
decided to go visit one of the colleges.
As a fun fact: The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209,
just a few decades after Oxford University
making it the second oldest university in the English-speaking world.
It is divided into 31 independent colleges,
and our first one of the day was Queens College.
So we have just paid our admission fee to visit the Queens College and
that was 3.50 per person and
what makes this college so special is that
this is where Erasmus of Rotterdam studied.
And also this is the only college in Cambridge
that boasts a half timbered building still standing right behind me.
So one cool thing we’ve noticed both here
in Cambridge and in Oxford is that
a lot of travelers don’t seem to be willing to pay to visit the colleges.
And it is so cheap.
It is usually just like 2 to 3 pounds.
Sometimes 5 pounds if it is a really famous one.
But once you pay and you go in you find that
the colleges almost empty
and you have like these beautiful university grounds all to yourself.
So easily the most popular thing to do here in Cambridge
aside from of course exploring the University
is to go punting.
And it is like a full contact sport
it is very crowded out there. Oh yeah.
So next up we’re inside the Great Saint Mary’s Church
and we’re going to be climbing the tower
because apparently these are the best views of all of Cambridge.
And we like to climb towers.
Apparently we do. We’ve been doing that a lot lately.
The spiralling staircase is quite narrow and
it has to accommodate traffic going up and down,
which requires being a contortionist at times,
but that’s how you earn those
Okay, so we made it up and we made it down.
We sure did.
And we’re both feeling a little under the weather today.
I have a sore throat and
my body is kind of aching like an 80 year old.
So it is a bit of a climb to go up.
There were a lot of people
but the views were absolutely worth it
and we paid 3.50 to go up
so yeah it was good value.
We got a great view of the city.
Okay, so next up we are doing Trinity College
and this is the largest college here at Cambridge University
and also it was founded by Henry VIII
and Sam and I what show did we just finish watching?
We just finished watching the Tudors.
It was really good.
Four seasons on Netflix and
there were actually mostly Irish actors
but they did a really good job.
Yeah. We learned a lot about the history.
Now we know all about Henry VIII rule
and it was scary stuff.
And his 6 wives.
His 6 wives.
That is basically it for our little travel guide from Cambridge.
Mini travel guide.
Seriously, I feel like we barely put a dent in Cambridge.
But yeah, we are back at the station just waiting for our train now back to London
and yeah I mean that was a nice day trip
but at the same time we are both so sick and like lethargic
that we were just like dragging our bodies around town.
I’ve actually like my condition has been upgraded to a pretty bad fever right now.
老实说 我感觉很糟 但不管怎样
I feel pretty crap to be honest but anyways
it was a good trip
we soldiered on what got
we finished everything we wanted to do.
But kind of like Oxford I would suggest maybe coming for overnight.
A night or two.
Yeah, come for a bit longer and during the week.
We’re here on a Sunday.
It was a zoo.
It was so packed.
It was too busy.
It was almost a little hard to walk around.
It was even busy coming over on the train
this morning it was just a little overwhelming.
But yeah, come on a weekday and
I mean this is the middle of the summer on a weekend
so what can you expect.
所以 我们要跳上火车 午睡
So yeah we’re going to hop on the train, have a siesta and
I think our next video is going to be coming to you from Wales.
That is all right. Bye.
And we’ll leave you with some train clips.