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Apr 17, 2015 - Oxford

Saturday/Sunday: Our short time in Dubai was largely spent catching up with Anne. She had brought back with her a selection of foods to give us a taste of things to come – Cornish pasties, Scotch eggs, Irish bread, etc. which was enjoyed with some duty free Champagne. As Anne had to start work on Sunday, we took ourselves off for the day firstly to the Souk Madinat at Jumeirah and then to the Dubai Mall. That afternoon Anne took us grocery shopping and gave us a taste of the thrill of driving in Dubai (recommended speed limit 120kph but no...

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Mar 15, 2015 - Oxford & English Gymnastics Championships

Oxford Mit den LSU-Trips besuchte ich am 7.3.15 die Universitätsstadt Oxford. Wir hatten viel Glück und erwischten einen wunderschönen und warmen Frühlingstag für unseren Ausflug.

Nach der Ankunft buchten wir im Touristenbüro eine "Walking Tour". Diese führte uns vorbei and diversen Colleges und zu verschiedenen Sehenswürdigkeiten:
- Radcliffe Camera: Die Radcliffe Camera ist das wohl bekannteste Gebäude von Oxford. Der Name hat allerdings nichts mit "Kamera" zu tun, wie ich zuerst dachte, sondern leitet sich vom...

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Loughborough

Oct 26, 2013 - Time to go Home

It's funny how you just know when it's time to go home. Feeling impatient with the heaviness of the pounds in your pocket - though there aren't as many as when you started, remembering every night that Chardonnay doesn't taste the same here as in Canada, longing for stories from grandchildren and tired of wearing 'used'socks when the 1790's cottage you are so fortunate to be able to stay in - doesn't have a clothes washer. Tomorrow we leave this idyllic life and head home. No regrets, perfect cottages, feeling good. Cheers, Kitty and Scott

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Oct 16, 2013 - Oxford

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Oxford, Cotswold & Around has to say about Oxford: Oxford was a key Saxon town heavily fortified by Alfred the Great during the war against the Danes. By the 11th century, the Augustinian abbey in Oxford had begun training clerics, and when Henry II banned Anglo-Norman students from attending the Sorbonne in 1167, the abbey began to attract students in droves. The first colleges, Balliol, Merton and University, were built in the 13th century, with at least...

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May 6, 2013 - Oxford-our education continues

London-Paddington to Oxford at 1022. This is a truly beautiful city, much of it built with the limestone from the Cotswolds near Bath. We rode the hop on hop off bus and then visited the Ashmolean museum and Christ Church College and cathedral. The Ashmolean is the oldest museum in the UK, opening in about 1680. The collections are extensive and it would take years to get through it all. Christ Church College may be one of the most famous in Oxford, as it is in their quadrangle that the famous race from Chariots of Fire took place. Also...

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Mar 21, 2013 - Oxford, Woodstock

In keeping with our hectic schedule that we now KNOW we are too old for, we packed a little bag and took the train to Oxford in the morning. We are staying at a little hotel called Feathers which is Woodstock, about 5 miles from Oxford and where Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Winston Churchill, is located. We took the bus to Woodstock, left our luggage at our hotel and headed to Blenheim. Wow, I had no idea! The palace itself is enormous and is surrounded by over 2000 acres, with many formal gardens and lakes. It was built by the first Duke...

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Mar 2, 2013 - An eventful few days

We had collected the coach from Gold RV. The fridge was working fine again but we were a little lighter in the pocket! From Alton we headed to a campground just near Oxford. On our first day Saturday we intended to visit Martin in Towcester but things didn't go as planned. We got about a mile and a half from the campground when we had to pull over as the brakes on the car were binding and were very hot. We called the breakdown service and they were there very quickly. After a quick look it was apparent that the breaks had seized so we...

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Aug 15, 2012 - Preparation of the Travels

My name is Jake Taylor and I will be conducting this journal describing my trips around Africa and into Asia. Before I can do any of this however I must get supplies for me and my crew to survive this long trek. First off, my crew consists of just one ship with 14 other men aboard it including me. I must obtain food for my crewman and I, so I decide to go off to the merchants throughout the town. I get a lot of seafood, various meats to eat as well as little things to hold them off. I also get water and wine to appease enemies regarding we...

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Jake's Travels

Jul 5, 2012 - Blenheim

Thursday July 5, 2012 We started out the day by going to have a look at the Rollright Stones above Chipping Norton. They were put there 3500 years ago, are of local stone, the eastern-most stone circle in England. They're high on a hill with a beautiful view. They had a communal purpose, rather than a relious one. They're very close to the house where we stayed with Beins in 2005; we went to see them with them. Blenheim was built from 1705 - 1733. It was built with funds given to Sir John Churchill, the first Duke of Marlborough in...

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Jun 6, 2012 - Afternoon in Oxford

Another gray day with sprinkles as we were leaving the London area. The first day after the 4-day holiday for the Queen's Jubilee was a traffic nightmare on the ring road. After several roundabouts (and losing one of our rigs to a wrong turn) we found ourselves crawling in 4-lane traffic for almost 2 hours. The clutch, gears 1,2, &3 and our patience were overworked! By the time we reached the grocery store entrance our lost rig had caught up with us again! Our cg tonight is called Diamond Farms Camping and we are parked next to a field with...

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Carol-IvanTravels

May 10, 2012 - Oxford is great

Our first full day in Oxford started with a walking tour of the colleges of Oxford University. Paid entry into Christ Church College which was founded in 1524. Such an amazing set of buildings given it is a place of study with some of the most incredible buildings. Houses the 4th smallest cathedral in Britain and more importantly the film set for the dining hall in Harry potter's Hogwarts (just kidding I promise). The organ tuner was there when we were in the cathedral; comes over from Austria each year (the very nice lady who cleans there...

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Uk and Italy 2012

May 9, 2012 - And relax

Well at last we are getting a bit of a sit down at our b&B in Oxford. But there is a lot to go through prior to this point... Tuesday was Mum's birthday which took me about an hour to remember (and Mum had also forgotten it would seem). Another cooked breakfast and then off to wander around the Tower of London - only outside walls, but still amazing to see. An old roman wall from 200 AD for example. Walked onto Tower Bridge then back on the tube off to Harrods (spectacular) and Harvey Nichols (very nice) before spending our money in a high...

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Uk and Italy 2012

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