So as you might or might not know, I am a portuguese girl studying full-time in the UK, more precisely in the beautiful city of Manchester.
Its is now my third year living in England, and I already feel like this is kind of my second home, which is really weird because Brits and Portuguese are two very different species.
As my time here is (probably) limited as I plan to live in other countries (fingers crossed!), I visit different cities every chance I have, hence the new category called ‘Touring the UK’!
This time I went to Oxford, and here are some photos…
Here’s the shop Lewis Carroll wrote about in ‘Through the looking Glass’. Very very expensive souvenirs…
Oxford is a beautiful small city but our weekend was spoiled by the non stopping rain. I’m sure I’d have loved it if I had been able to walk around without the constant unpleasant presence of my umbrella, but it was still very nice to look for refuge in the little shops and cafés.
My favourite was Georgina’s, in the Covered Market, because it was like nothing I had ever seen. The decoration was all hippie-ish and I felt so comfortable there. There was nothing pretentious about it, unlike some coffee shops I’ve encountered in the past, and I didn’t get any dirty looks from regular hipsters.
The cake shop is also in the Covered Market, where you can see how they bake and decorate the cakes through the glass.
I also visited the bookshops there, because hanging around next to Oxford students is just too much pressure.
Blackwell was huge, and I found a very interesting book in the second hand shelves. I bought it because it was written by a Portuguese nun called Mariana! Haven’t read it yet though…
Have you visited Oxford? If not, please do, it’s beautiful!