One of the many glorious perks of living and studying in Paris is the amount of vacation we have. They have the work hard-play hard balance down. At the moment, we are on les vacances d’hiver, aka it’s time for our two-week February vacation. I worked last week but when in France, do as the French do…so now I am writing to you from England!
L’anglais and I had a great weekend. We celebrated a friend’s 30th birthday, ran our practice half marathon to prep for the real Paris half that we are running next weekend (I thought we were going for 16 kilometers, but we ended up doing the full 21k! Yes, it still hurts.), and had a fun spur-of-the-moment trip! I had wanted to visit Oxford for ages, and this weekend my wish was granted. We set off in the morning after breakfast and an hour later cruised into the gorgeous English city. The day was spent walking around and exploring. We kept peeking our heads into the colleges that we were able to see and ate delicious meat pies with sides of mash and mushy peas (the Englishman’s favorite).
I couldn’t get over how picturesque Oxford is. The stunning English Gothic buildings make it seem like you’re walking around a movie set. I loved crossing the bridge and overlooking the river Thames. I can’t wait for summer so we can go back and go punting. Strawberries, champagne, and warm weather, yes please!
Here are a few pictures. Enjoy!
P.S. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s birthday post!