Cambridge and Liman

This morning started out with an early train to Cambridge.  We had originally talked about going to Oxford, but the travel seemed a bit longer and more complicated.  So we decided to go to Cambridge, hearing it had a similar feel and would be a fun option to check out.  Also, I have to give a huge shoutout to my amazing husband.  He is incredible with his research for our trips and does such a great job figuring everything out that we need to do.  It’s a skill for sure, and an important one when traveling in foreign countries.  


When we got to Cambridge, we started walking towards the central area of the town.  In case you were wondering, Cambridge is a university town about 50 miles north of London.  The University of Cambridge is one of the top five universities in the world.  So we were pretty excited to check it all out.  Also, they have funny signs.


We walked around enjoying the incredible buildings and sites to see.  There are multiple colleges and campuses within the town and the streets were pretty awesome to walk around.  Many of them felt pretty Harry Potter-ish.


We stopped into a chocolate shop where I got a shot of Belgium chocolate.  It was quite delicious.


We checked out more campuses and found this cool tree.


And then we turned the corner and found the coolest little river.  There were lots of boats where you could hire a punter to, I guess, punt you around, which basically just meant that he would stand and use a long stick to push through the river.  


We didn’t hire a punter, but we did walk down the river and ended up at this beautiful park.  I must say, the people of Great Britain do love their parks and outdoors and it’s been fun to observe.


Knowing we had to catch an afternoon train back to London, we continued to walk through the town enjoying all that Cambridge had to offer.  We even had time to wander through the Fitzwilliam Museum.  It was a pretty incredible museum and had quite a variety of art and historical items to admire.


It would have been nice to have had a little more time, but we made the most of it. 


On our way back to the train, we stopped into Michelin guide recommended Fitzbillies.  We didn’t have time to sit down, but did take away two scones with raspberry jam and clotted cream for only 4 pounds and 20 pence.  It won’t look like much in the picture, but it was the best scone/cream/jam combination I’ve ever had.


When we got back from Cambridge,  we walked to our evening destination .  We’re fans of using Trip Advisor whe we travel and often use it to find fun places to eat.  Jeremy researched and found Liman Restaurant, which was ranked #1 out of 20,887 restaurants in London.  When we got there, we poured through the menus trying to figure out what we wanted to eat.  I decided on the grilled prawns while Jeremy chose the sea bass.  When he ordered it, our server kindly informed us that it would be a 40 minute wait because that was how long it would take to prepare the fish.  We decided that it must be worth the wait.  In the mean time, we enjoyed some delicious bread and dipping sauce and also ordered some calamari.


It was amazing!  So tender and accompanied by a delicious tarter sauce.  While we waited we talked.  This is always my favorite part about going away with Jeremy.  I love taking time for just the two of us.  Life gets busy and moments like these are crucial to supporting a strong and connected marriage.  I’m so thankful for this trip, because it’s given us times like these.  And about 40 minutes later our food arrived.  


And I have to say it was totally worth waiting for!  Both of our meals are incredibly amazing and we could totally see why this restaurant was rated #1 in all of London.


We ended our night with a stop at our hotel and then an evening walk together.  We ended up walking another fourteen miles today which probably helped to balance all the fun food we consumed.  Thanks for checking in on our trip.  We have another day and a half here to enjoy and then head to our next destination.  

Written by lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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