Back to the old routine, now. Essays, tutorials, lectures, library times. The holidays are over now. However that does not mean we cannot enjoy the wonders of the island. I spent my holidays not going back to my country (as most visiting students do) but staying here and enjoying the places of England.
I went back to London , four years since the last time I went there. It was like I remembered it. Busy, huge and with a lot of waiting in the queues but charming and lovely as always. Nevertheless, I did not want to see only London but new places as well. Cambridge and Canterbury were close so I decided to visit them also. Cambridge was really nice, with great architecture of colleges and chapels near the river Cam. Although the city was quite impressive and would be a really spectacular place to study, I experienced how expensive it is for tourists and this disappointed me.
Canterbury was expensive but its huge cathedral deserved the visit. There, I could see Thomas Becket’s tomb, someone I had studied before in my country. It was sunny – people even went with short-sleeved shirts.
Then, the semester began and with them, the lectures. However, as the first week is just the beginning I decided going camping to the very north of the Highlands. We went beyond Inverness along the east coast until we reach John O’Groats lighthouse
It was freezing and wet . I must say I experienced very cold nights there. I would consider repeating the experience owing to the extremely cold i felt, but that was because i went camping and did not stay in accommodation. Then we headed to the most northerly point of Great British mainland, Dunnet head.
Having visited the north-east coast, we drove around the north coast towards the west and the south to Ullapool. In my opinion , if you ever go there, I would strongly recommend to visit the west part as it is far more astonishing. Despite having a very entertaining weekend , I got a virus . Next time, i won’t sleep in a tent while the wind and rain hit me so roughly.