Saturday, July 3, 2010
9. Trapped in Oxford
This is the beautiful courtyard at Brasenose College in Oxford. We are staying in this maze of a place and after we concluded our naps and showers, we headed out to scope our new land. As we went downstairs, we tried to retrace our steps from earlier, but I don't know if it was the jet lag or just the lack of common sense, but we were trapped! There are so many passageways and openings and we roamed around for awhile until someone finally helped us out. It's another one of those "ok, we managed to get around NYC subway system by ourselves, but we can't figure out how to get out of a courtyard?" It was ridiculous, but at least the sights are gorgeous!!
When you walk up the stairs, Hailey and I have our own little cubby hole; you open one door and find our two doors. So we're neighbors (this shocks you all I know) and we keep our Gchat open so we can talk to each other 10 feet away. So anyway, after we escaped the Courtyard of Doom (btw - apparently a lot of Harry Potter scenes were filmed here), we roamed around Oxford. There are some gorgeous churches and lovely shop-lined streets. We ate dinner at a nice little place and I had bangers and mash! i am taking full advantage of all culinary opportunities on this trip (which shocks you all i'm sure).
So, in short, this trip has been amazing, everything i get to see is amazing, but i do dearly miss my friends and family!