Well good morning good morning from our AirBnB.
Good morning here in London.
Today we are taking a day trip.
Yes, we sure are.
And we’re heading off to Oxford.
And super excited to go here.
I mean this is obviously a destination that is quite famous.
-Yes. -Especially for its university.
Probably maybe the most famous in the whole world.
不管怎样 嗯 我们准备动身去那了
Anyways, yeah, we’re just going to head over there.
It is not far from London.
So it is a day trip from here.
And we’re just really excited.
We’re going to hopefully film a little mini travel guide to Oxford today.
Well, I promised this video is actually going to be about travel but first medicine.
First we need to get Audrey healthy.
So we found your dry cough relief no drowsy.
It is probably going to taste awful.
That looks disgusting already.
It looks like brown goop.
So we’ve arrived a little bit early.
Actually really early an hour before the bus gets here.
好吧 我的错 不该急匆匆的拉你出来
Yep, that is my fault I dragged us out of the apartment.
额 比起赶公车 我宁愿提早到
Well, I’d rather be in this situation than be like rushing to catch the bus.
But anyways it appears that we might be able to get one leaving 20 minutes earlier so we’re
going to try to do that instead of going at 10 after 9 we’re going to go at 10 to 9.
But a couple of tips to keep in mind if you’re traveling by bus.
It is usually a bit cheaper if you book in advance.
Also, we noticed that weekdays were quite a bit cheaper than weekends so we are going
on a Friday today and we got a really good deal.
I think it was like what 3 pounds for the ride each.
That is a steal.
And we made it.
So we have arrived and that was such an awesome trip.
We got to see a bit of London and the countryside.
And now we’re here.
And you wouldn’t know because you slept basically the whole time.
I slept the whole way.
I just woke up but we’re in Oxford.
Alright, and you guys know the drill.
Food always comes first.
We’re overall about food always.
We cannot go sightseeing without a bite of food.
So we found a pub.
We found a pub that is nice and cozy.
We’re right in the corner and this place apparently specializes in fish and chips.
So that is what I’ll be ordering for sure.
Well it doesn’t take much to make me happy.
I’ve got an IPA in hand and yeah we’ve placed our order.
We’ve got fish and chips coming.
I think I ordered a side salad.
Audrey’s got tea because she’s not feeling so good.
And then we have apple crumble for dessert so we’re sharing everything.
Aside from the beer I don’t think you’ll be trying that.
No thank you, but I will have some pie.
Oh yeah, nothing like an IPA to start the day.
Oh my goodness the fish and chips are here with mushy green peas.
I know it is not just fish and chips.
I remember one of the first times I got fish and chips with peas I thought this was avocado.
Oh my gosh.
Oh my gosh.
That was a very embarrassing moment.
Embarrassing tourist moment.
We also have a generous kind of side dish of gravy.
We have chips of course underneath the fish and then we have bread to the right.
I’ve never had fish and chips with gravy.
Like it is usually just like lemon.
It is really decadent.
It is an upgrade over ketchup I would say.
Double dipping in that gravy.
What do you think?
And you’re allowing me to pick this up.
Look at this behemoth.
This how Sam eats.
Just uses his hands.
How is that?
That is delicious.
I’ve been craving fish and chips for I can say months now.
I haven’t had it in a really long time and to get something that is like this good this
high quality is just amazing.
I’m in my happy spot right now.
And we’ve also got a little salad.
是的 我决定要点一些附餐沙拉 这样我们的菜里 就有了些绿叶蔬菜
Yeah, I decided to get a little side salad so we can get a few greens into our system here.
Oh ho ho what do we have?
Apple crumble and this one comes with custard as opposed to ice cream.
Is it good?
Am I going to like this?
A little hot.
No, you won’t like it.
I’ll take care of it.
Don’t worry, she says don’t worry.
As she has her second bite I’ve had any.
Alright Sam you’ve acquired something new.
I really have.
我需要一件暖和点的衣服 比如毛衣或者夹克 因为你真的不会喜欢
I needed a new kind of warm like sweater， slash jacket because you really do not like my Tommy
Hilfiger one I’ve been carrying around for a while.
It is stretched out of shape.
It is a rag.
You definitely need a new one.
Well this is an upgrade.
So I’ve got a nice varsity sweater it was on sale for 19 Quid.
对 这件衣服很棒 你知道的在英国从不会有暖和这种说法
Yeah, it is a great purchase and you know what it is never that warm in the UK so I
can put it on today even though it is like August third or fourth.
-Yep.-Yep. I need it on.
牛津大学没有确切的建校时间 但是从1096年开始 许多教学方式兴起于此
The University of Oxford has no known foundation date but teaching of some form has taken place
here since the year 1096 making it the oldest University in the English speaking world.
现在 牛津大学由38个自治专院组成 其中一些是对游客开放的
Today the University is made up for 38 self-governing colleges a few of which are open to visitors.
So one of the things you can do when you visit Oxford is go around and tour the different
So we just paid two pounds and right now we’re inside Trinity College.
Hardly anyone here probably because they didn’t want to pay the two pounds.
So we’ve got this place to ourselves.
Also it is lunchtime right now as well.
We had a really early lunch.
Yeah, so let’s go.
Get off of my lawn.
Trinity College was founded in 1555 and it’s one of the smaller colleges in Oxford admitted
just over 400 students.
This college has also produced some noteworthy figures, including a few prime ministers.
And what did you do that was naughty?
What did you do?
Dodo bird over here.
Dodo bird stepped on the lawn.
You stepped on the lawn when there is clear signage saying do not go on the lawns.
We also saw had a quick glance at Radcliffe College and the Bodleain Library, before continuing
on to the University Church.
So next up we’re visiting the University Church so I’m trying to whisper.
It is so quiet in here.
总之 这里有个塔 你可以登上它
Anyways, here at the church they have this big tower and you can actually climb up to
get some views over Oxford.
However, the tower is full and there is a long line of people waiting so I don’t think
所以我们不会登上这塔了 但我们会向你们展示 教堂的内部风光
we’re going to make it up the tower but we are going to show you the interior of the church.
I’m taking you up.
So we are now down by the river and we’re kind of weighing our options.
We could trying punting ourselves, we could hire a professional punter or we could just
film people punting.
Or we could get a paddle boat.
I just saw one of those go by so options options.
I think punting would be fun but then again we don’t really know how to punt.
And if we fall in the river that would not be the best.
That would be a lot of damage to a lot of expensive camera gear.
But it would make for a fun video.
It would be fun.
Samuel and Audrey take
So next up we’re at the Botanic Gardens.
We got ourselves tickets.
It is five pounds per person.
And they actually give you a little map with plants to look out for during June, July and
我们要去看植物了 这听起来像是你的爱好啊 山姆
So we’re going to be going plant spotting does that sound like a hobby you’d like Sam.
Maybe just fun as my ability to go bird watching.
Sam is an avid.
Avid bird watcher.
I’m better at scaring them.
Anyways, the good news is that the sun has come back out.
And it appears those gray clouds are a thing of the past.
This is the oldest Botanic Garden in Great Britain and it was originally founded as a
Fun fact – the Garden was also frequently visited by Lewis Carroll and was a source
of inspiration for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Well time for an update.
We’re sort of running out of time.
We only have a couple hours left and we still have a few things to do.
So we basically had a decision between punting and afternoon tea and cake and tea has won
out I must say.
永远 永远 永远都是食物第一
Always, always always about the food.
Always about the food.
So next up we’re at the Grand Cafe.
现在是喝下午茶的时间了 我们点了一些烤饼 一些浓缩奶油 以及果酱
It is time for afternoon tea so we’ve ordered up some scones, some clotted cream and jam
and fancy teas.
Sam got the peach and I went for lavender.
Tea has been served.
I forget what did you get again?
It smells like a lavender farm.
I would hope it smells like lavender.
Otherwise, it would be pretty bad lavender tea.
Also, can you read here.
It says the site of the first coffee house in England.
So this is a historic coffeehouse.
Maybe we should have ordered coffee instead of tea.
Oh, they have a big sign about that too. On the ceiling.
Oh, getting fancy there.
Tell us what did you get?
I got the peach tea.
That is what I came for.
And they are gigantic aren’t they?
They are huge and they are fresh out of the oven so they’re so soft.
好吧 真是美味的小吃 总共12英镑
Alright, that was an awesome little snack and in total it came to 12 Quid.
Your tea set with the scones was 9 and I paid an additional three for my own tea.
And I forgot to update you guys about the price of lunch which was 20 quid for all that
food that we ate.
And this behind me is the bridge of Sighs.
Sam definitely just went in for a free sample and maybe something more.
Fudge fudge fudge.
I’m getting a slice of fudge.
They are about 4 quid.
额 我们刚刚喝完茶吃完烤饼 所以刚发生了什么？
Well, we just finished having tea and scones and what just happened?
What just happened?
I walked by a fudge house and I could not resist.
This looks absolutely amazing.
It is salted caramel fudge.
Can you actually see big chunks of salt？
Big grains of salt.
Big grains of salt.
So excited about this.
And you don’t really like fudge that much so I pretty much get this whole thing.
Oh my gosh.
That really is a brick.
Sam is having a special moment over here.
That is amazing.
So rich and decadent.
This is just like this is unbelievably good.
And where is this from?
What is the place called？
I didn’t even check the name.
It is called the Fudge Kitchen.
The Fudge Kitchen.
There you go.
Fudge Kitchen guys.
Alright, so we’re running out of time.
We only have time for one more activity so we’ve settled on we’re going to the castle.
Yeah, what was the thing you wanted to do?
I wanted to visit one of the museums.
But you know what?
Maybe we’ll be back someday.
Yeah, I mean when you’re coming from just a day trip
you’re a little bit limited by time.
If we had a couple of days here we could even explore more of the University as well.
Oxford Castle is a partly ruined Norman castle dating back to Medieval times.
在18世纪 它是当地的监狱 但是现在成为了一座旅馆
During the 18th century it housed the local prison, but today it is home to a hotel.
And why are you dancing?
So the museum I wanted to go to it turns out it was one block away from the bus station
so we actually have time to sneak in here and have a quick peek.
And we tried to get on an earlier bus.
They wouldn’t let us so we’re just getting on a regular time.
-We actually have some time -and the good news is that we get to come to this museum.
So I think that is a wrap for our day trip to Oxford.
It is almost time to go catch our bus.
And we’re feeling pretty tired.
Yeah, we’ve been walking around for a few hours.
It is kind of around that time of day when we’ve been walking around for quite a while
and our legs our just kind of give out.
And it is just kind of good.
We’ve done the main things we’ve wanted to do here.
And I think I hope you guys enjoyed this travel guide to Oxford and that it gives you a really
good idea of how you can kind of explore the city on a day trip from London.
But if you can, come for longer because we wish we had two or three days here.