2 weeks exploring in England (London, Cambridge and Brighton).
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United Kingdom13 days / July 2017
Highs & Lows
There were plenty of fun things to do
Big Ben was in restoration, there were a lot of things around it so we were not able to see it completely.
For a long time my dream was to go to England, so having the opportunity to go there with my parents was amazing. We travelled from Bogotá to London, the flight was about 13 hours long, which in my opinion is a lot, so when we arrived we were extremely tiered because of the many hours on the plane and also due to the jet lag, as a result even though we arrived to London in the afternoon we went to sleep to get some energy and when we woke up we went nearby to eat something, after that we went back to rest and be ready for exploring the days to come.
After discovering London for a few days, we had planned to go to other cities in England, one of them Cambridge, we travelled by train, the ride was about 2 hours and a half, it was really beautiful to see the English landscapes during the ride. When we got to Cambridge my first impression was that it was a lovely city, although it was sunny, it was not really hot. We stayed there for about 4 days; Cambridge is a beautiful small city, full of international students, it is really nice to see the Cam river across the city.
After that, we went from Cambridge to Brighton also by train, the ride was about 2 hours and a half too. We had planned to stay there for 4 days; although when we arrived Brighton was pretty cloudy and cold for what we expected, we had an awesome time there, it is really beautiful, it was really cool to go to the pier and see the sea.
Finally, we travelled from Brighton back to London by train (about 1 hour and a half long) and stayed there for about two days and then travelled back to Colombia. It was an amazing trip which I’ll never forget!
Q & A
What would you have changed?
I think everything was amazing, the only thing I would change is the type of clothes we packed, we thougth it was going to be really hot because it was summer but it was not as hot as we expected, so we had to buy clothes there.
How was the food?
My favourite restaurant was Nando´s the chicken is amazing!
What tips would you give a friend?
Be open to learn new things, the history is extremely interesting.
Make sure to look for the temperature before and pack according to it, pack comfortable shoes for walking.
Bus, train and walking are good and affordable options.