I have to admit; it felt good to be back in Cambridge!

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It was like a home-coming of sorts, not least of all because of the fact that Hand Luggage Only was born in this very place.

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Heading back to my college to pick up my alumni card was just so reminiscent of arriving in Cambridge on that very first day at the start of term to pick up my student card and keys to my college room – the very same college room where an uncharacteristically laid-back day turned out the be the day Lloyd and I properly started the blog.

After having a hearty breakfast, we headed off to the heart of Cambridge, passing by visitors, students and their families having a relaxed day, punting across the river Cam.

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Cambridge has not lost its charm and I planned on making the most of most of my brief time here (this was the final day of our road trip and we had to be in London later that afternoon).
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The very first stop we headed to was Cambridge’s most iconic, and its most recognisable, building – King’s College Chapel. This gothic building is a must see when you’re in Cambridge and it’s open to not just the University, but to the public as well.

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Leaving the chapel, we lazily wander through the grounds at King’s College, before heading out to take in as many colleges as possible.

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Alas, there’s only so much you see here in such a limited time and as with Oxford, I promised to return to do something of a challenge I’ve set myself – see all the 31 Cambridge colleges.

(Believe it or not, despite studying at Cambridge, I’ve still not managed to see all of the college here – I’ve done quite a few of them but with some like Girton which are so far away from the city centre, I still have a decent few that I’m yet to see).

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Eventually, we said farewell to Cambridge and hello to bright lights of London – which welcomed us back, the same way we left – with a dramatic outpouring of rain!

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Glad to see you missed us London – we missed you too! 😉

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If there’s anything I’ve learnt from this road trip, it’s that I need to do an even longer road trip and see even more of the UK! We live in such a beautiful country and I can’t wait to explore more of our amazing cities and countryside. 🙂

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  • Chloe Caley

    I love Cambridge, it’s so interesting to know that you started the blog here! I work for one of the colleges and have only managed to see about seven or eight of them, definitely need to try to visit them all one day!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      We did indeed! We LOVE Cambridge, It was such a homecoming being back and seeing my college again! Cambridge is such a special place 🙂

      So glad you like it too Chloe, it’s a magical place isn’t it 🙂

      Lloyd & Yaya

  • Beautiful photos of Cambridge! I visited my best friend while she attended cambridge and loved the charming streets =o)

    http://dreamofadventures.blogspot.com/

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks so much! It’s a beautiful little place isn’t it!

      Lloyd & Yaya

  • So gorgeous! I’m not sure I’d ever leave if that’s where I went to college 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Haha! That should have been my plan too! 😉

      Yaya x

  • Great photos! I especially love that dark photo of the Tower of London and the Shard emerging out of the center of it! Awesome 🙂

    What did you two study at Cambridge?

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah! Thanks so much, Vanessa 🙂

      We studied lots of health related subjects actually (totally different from blogging) haha! Yaya studied Maths & Computational Biology (at Cambridge) and Lloyd studied Medical Geography and Epidemiology (at St. Andrews)

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

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