Spent two weeks abroad in Cambridge, UK last July-August for business meetings and immersing with my new team. My last trip was 2 years ago and this time the weather is much warmer and I had to travel alone.
I was actually pretty excited to travel alone but it also means I had to prepare more in order not to get lost or confuse. Travelling for 13 hour straight was torture but I was glad there’s no layover. I sat in the window seat and had disturbed the young and kind Korean couple sitting beside me (they probably think I have a bladder problem). I wanted to get to Cambridge asap, get some proper sleep, fix my things and get ready for the work week.
The post is pretty heavy with pictures! I took a lot of photos because who knows when I will have the opportunity to go back to the UK again! 😀
Cambridge pretty much remains the same – except now it’s warmer and more green than the last time I’ve been there. I was alone in the staff house for the first night and that should have scared me but I was too exhausted from the long flight that I fell asleep immediately. The next day after locking the door and heading out to hear mass and get my bearings, I finally got a proper coffee (at Starbucks of course) and just strolled the nearby Coop to buy essentials – milk, egg. It was nice to go grocery shopping abroad and now I realized how much I am becoming like my mom hahaha!
Craving for some burger after my long flight – Five Guys burger didn’t disappoint!
While most of my 2-week stay in Cambridge were for meetings and learning about my new team and project, I still managed to explore more parts of Cambridge that I didn’t get to do before – thanks to my colleagues over there that were so hospitable and accommodating!
Even though I’ve been around the City Center and Grand Arcade I still take a stroll after work and now that I have companions they took me around to much farther places I wouldn’t dare venture alone since I get lost easily hehe.
Another day another toasties and the KeepCup which they advocate to help save on paper cups. I just borrowed the cup from my team mate hahaha.
I also had the pleasure of having walking meetings which means exploring gardens and museums while talking about work! Let’s make that a mandatory for all meetings here ok? But you’ll probably get robbed in Makati before you can get to the agenda hahaha!
Seeing a garden as lush and green as Cambridge University’s half of me wanted to take photos so I can share it with my mom and friends, part of me just wanted to stay there and take it all in. Maybe I did both? I cannot remember when was the last time I just explored nature and didn’t need to rush.
Second meeting location was in the Fitzwilliam museum but I couldn’t take a lot of photos inside the gallery. They were having a an exhibit on floral paintings and I’m super duper blessed to see watercolor paintings of famous botanical painters. I was in awe the whole time gazing at the paintings and they were able to preserve it so well too!
And ending my post here with the famous Cambridge waffle! I’ll make a second post about my travel to London. Cheers! 🙂