Hey guys! I hope you’re doing super well! Recently, I went to Cambridge and it looked incredible. However, the experience was influenced by an issue we encountered so I thought I’d tell you guys about it just in case any of you want to go to Cambridge as well because I want you all to be safe.
When we first got there and were walking around, we were approached by someone who claimed to be a Cambridge student offering punting tickets, and of course, we were thrilled because who doesn’t want to go on a boat and see all the grounds of this incredible university? He showed us pictures and discounts and it all seemed pretty real until he took us to a News Agent to pay. I was a little bit hesitant but we bought the tickets and left and we were supposed go back in a few hours for our boat tour. Since I wasn’t feeling too comfortable with this transaction, we looked into it and to our surprise – what they were doing was illegal! They weren’t Cambridge students, they weren’t trained nor did they have safe boats! Needless to say, we didn’t go on this boat tour. We then contacted the actual punting ticket office and they said it happens all the time. However, there’s not much the council can do. So I just want to warn you to not buy the tickets from anywhere on the streets or news agents! Go to actual offices to get your tickets, don’t get talked into it even when it seems okay in the first place. I’m sure the actual boat tour with legitimate tour guides is amazing though so definitely do it (we couldn’t as it was pouring rain)!
Other than that, Cambridge looked incredible. The architecture there reminds me a little bit of Venice, which is my absolute favourite place on earth. The buildings are all so beautiful and definitely a work of art. We ended up walking around for hours trying to find a pizza place and eventually ended up in Bella Italia, where we had Queen Margherita pizzas – the best pizzas in England! Definitely recommend.
Here are some pictures of our trip (click here for a video of the trip) and I hope our experience didn’t scare you off from this beautiful city!