I never thought of visiting Oxford before this trip to be very honest, and I don’t really know why. Maybe because I only thought of it as a university and not so much as a city. Well I’m so thankful I did visit because its definitely one of the most photogenic & inspiring cities I’ve seen. Some of my friends from undergrad are currently doing their graduate studies in Oxford, one of which is Jeroen, one of the sweetest and smartest guys I know and he was so kind as to be my tour guide for the day. The bus ride from London generally takes less than two hours so if you’re in London for a week or so, its definitely worth the visit!
Isn’t it beautiful? The architecture just blew my mind and I took so many pictures that it seemed impossible to make this selection. Even on a rainy day it looks like the city comes straight out of disney movies and fairytales, (You probably know that The Harry Potter Films were partly shot here, and The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland was written here too) and walking around the grounds feels like you’re some kind of dream world. I was lucky to have Jeroen as my guide because he told me so much about the history of this city and the universities and there are so many traditions that having an inside-scoop really gives you a better idea of the city. However that was not the only perk, it also meant I could enter the grounds of the different colleges without paying the fees (which aren’t too high so its definitely worth visiting at least one). Mind you, this city gets bombarded with tourists so you might actually be better off visiting on a rainy day.
My 24 hours in Oxford inspired me to put “road trip through the UK” on my bucketlist. There is just so much to see and so much history and nature that I can’t wait to go exploring. But I have lots of saving up to do, before I start planning a new journey. So I’ll just keep sharing my previous adventures with you guys until its time to pack my bags again!