OXFORD| A Day Stroll in Town x Oxford University

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We really need some warm pics as its freeeeezing cold in Taipei recently. We’ve been having rain for a week, and the North Pole Vortex has shift it’s way from North America to Asia (well, from the look of my friends’ Facebook on the East Coast, I’d say it’s still there, even saw a -26C in Aurora, WV, where I’ve lived before), we had a 8C which feels like 6C. Still, this is what winter should look like: cold, and cold, and we’ve enjoy the way it feels like, however a bit anxious about the upcoming summer, Taipei turning into a boiling pot as ever.

Stay warm people, bundle yourself up, doze off to summer is what’s in need- Oxford, England.

I’d suppose it’s wet and cold in England now, but the summer is absolutely perfect for an Asian to escape the hot heat in Asia.

Town of the prestigious university, Oxford Uni, Oxfordshire is a university town where the campus’s buildings are built all over the town, turn into a lane and you’ll see another college of the school.

Oxfordshire is an hour and so bus ride from Victoria Station in London. First stop in Oxford is to the Tourist Information Center, we got a map and follow the track to embrace this old university town. (highly recommend MUST get the map) Alice’s Shop is here where the writer, Lewis Carroll wrote the well-known novel Alice in Wonderland. Saw students having lessons in the ancient building and outside in the yard. They say “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” It came to me as: “The kids are smarter at the other side of the fence.”

It was a 5ish hour walk around the town or even more, snapping pics, I really love seeing old architectures, every inch and corner of the house, the turn of houses and buildings change its style in different era, it’s all about time.

Another thing for lovers of shopper can do is to visit Bicester Village.  The post is written down here as a one day stroll trip in Oxford can be combine with one of the biggest outlet in Europe.

How to get to Oxford: Grab a bus or train from wherever you are and the journey begins.

 

一波又一波的寒流接著來,下了一星期雨的臺北超濕冷!氣象說北極旋窩從北美來到亞洲,但從在東岸朋友的臉書看來似乎沒有這一回兒事,美國東岸因大雪停止上課,積雪極深。前幾天臺北氣溫下探到8度,體感6度,雖然好冷,但這才是冬天啊!但有了這麼冷的冬天後,臺北盆地這個暑假想必會是超悶熱的火爐啊。

冬天時會想念夏天,夏天時會想念冬天,亞洲人夏天前往緯度高的國家避暑是莫大的快樂,回味一下英國牛津郡,心靈提早進入夏天。

倫敦城外一個小時多車程的牛津郡是知名學府牛津大學的所在地。牛津是一個大學城,在城裡所逛之處皆可以看到校園的建築物與分布在城裡的不同學院。先到遊客中心拿了地圖,上面介紹如何逛牛津最愜意,大學各個學院的介紹,任何有歷史遺跡的小角落。Alice’s Shop 是愛麗絲夢遊仙境作者譜出名聞遐邇小說的地方。蔚藍的天氣下逛著美麗的校園,不時會看到在古色古香教室內上暑期課程的學生,聽著鳥語花香在草地上上課的學生。

英文有一句諺語說 “The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.” 當下的感覺較像是 “The kids are smarter at the other side of the fence.”

照著地圖在城裡漫步大概需5個多小時,喜歡看這些復古建築,精雕細塑,有著因不同時期建築風格展現出時間的軌跡。

另外在牛津郡有著歐洲最大Outlet之一的Bicester Village,有關Bicester Village請看這兒

如何去牛津:搭乘巴士或火車展開一場牛津之旅

 

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Beauty & Travel, LIFESTYLE BLOG in a nutshell here: http://tiffgoesto.com/ It's in English and Chinese, come and take on the journey with me! :)

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