Original YORK! … The other one is New York

I went to York with some friends from my English School, and my little son. He is from Colombia, Juan David, well, he is my friend, but I love him as my son.

P1010540Our journey started in Costa Coffee, where we had breakfast and bought something to eat during the trip. When I and my little son had arrived to Police station we met with our friend from Venezuela, Chile and Mexico. As far I remember the day was sunny however so cold. I was freezing.

We departed from Cambridge about 8:00 am. I was a little bit tired, because that week was my birthday and I had been dancing a lot of. I cannot say that I do not like dance… I loved it.

With reference to York, this city is a walled city, because it has a defensive wall. It was used to protect a city from potential aggressors so York’s center is located into the city’s medieval walls, which are a popular walk.

Actually, this city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, under the name of Eboracum. The main sights for me were York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, smaller street, and Railway Museum. It is situated beyond the station. In this museum I enjoyed a lot of with my friends. It was impressed, because you can see a vast range of transport material and the largest collection of railway locomotives in the world there.

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I really love to visit ancient cities. This was my primary reason to go to York. Unfortunately I just were there for a day tour. So I had walked around that city and I was impressed about its old bursting out everywhere. I think it is one of my favorite places in England and Bath. I will write about Bath in another post. One of my friend thought that our guided felt in love with me because everything he said, was as he was talking only with me. He was excited when I answered what I have been doing in Venezuela. It was in some moments really embarrassing for me, but I was pleased

It’s not New York… It’s the only one “York”


Cambridge… I am in love

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I was looking for a place where I could study English in UK. I thought in London, Cambridge, Oxford or Manchester. Then, I was thinking.. What I wanted? So I just wanted a quite and small city. Then,  I chose Cambridge, because I had seen some web site about it, and could suppose this could be a relax, quite, small, a friendly city and Now I can say I was right, as a result of experience that I lived there.

I arrived in Cambridge about 7:00pm It was on saturday 12 January. I was really tired because It was a long trip from Venezuela, and from the airport to my homestay. Jacob received to me in his mother’s home. He helped me with my heavy luggage. Few minutes later I met Judith who was my mother homestay. She was really as a mother for me; she supported me when I was a litter bit sad, when I got sick, so that I am very grateful. In that house I met  Amina, Luisa, Yuya, Damian and Dasha, from Russia, Colombia, Japan, France and Ukraine. All of them are amazing person that I love so much! I had learned a lot of thing. They helped me in how to improve my speaking, Amina for example, she usually came to my room to sing English song, Luisa said to me how to pronounce some word in correctly way. While we had  dinner, Yuya, Damian and I talked to improve our speaking. And Dasha did some exercise that I had to repeat each word and I could not pass to another word if I did not pronounce well. Personally, they were very friendly, optimistic, kind, and respectful person.

My first day in Cambridge English School, I was strange because I was thinking how I could be here. I could not believe until a week after. I had been walking every morning to my school from home. It was about 50 minutes. However I did not feel that I just was relaxed and happy. Even so, I decided to hire a bike. In any case, I rode my bike even If the weather was not quite good. I enjoyed so much, when I ride my bike. I rented in Hire Bike close to my school Embassy English. I really felt as a child while I was riding my bike.

Otherwise, my English teacher were exceptional, I remember Bill, Rolf, Steve, Peter, Chri, Robert. Other special people were Katherine, Kerry and Jamie, and the girl who works in the lunch counter. I learned a lot of with them. I made a lot of friends I can not mention everybody however They know who are. They are from Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Italy, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Switzerland, Latvia, Sweden, Czech Republic, Romania, Spain, Lybia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Japan, Chine, India, Thailand.

Cambridge as a City, is an interesting place, in my opinion it is a must do when you visit UK. It is a gorgeous, lovely, and a pretty city. Its urban design is cute, Narrow Street, colleagues building, gardens, square, green parks, and it is just flat. Despite you can enjoy its landscape from Great St Mary’s Church, and a littler one from Castle Mound. On the whole, in every place that you visit in Cambridge you can feel how old this city is.