A map, a weekend & 25 km by foot-exploring Oxford

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12th Dec 2014

That Iconic building - Radcliffe Camera

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On the streets of Oxford City

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On the streets of Oxford City

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On the streets of Oxford City

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by foot - Oxford

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Photo of A map, a weekend & 25 km by foot-exploring Oxford by Harita Vinnakota
Photo of A map, a weekend & 25 km by foot-exploring Oxford by Harita Vinnakota

this interesting wall near the Christmas Mark

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Christmas Market

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Eagle and Child - one of the oldest pubs

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Magdelan college

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Magdelan college - entrance

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Magdelan college - canal behind the main buil

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Pitt rivers museum

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Divinity hall (Bodlean Library)

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Oxford - what a beautiful city ... sigh 

I was at Oxford for the weekend. Its about an hour away from Central part of London. I usually take a bus for such short distances - megabus works out very cost effective

I reached Oxford high street at about 0930 pm on Friday night, walked around the place and crashed at a friend's home stay ( airbnb). This trip doesnt include accommodation charges which could have been about 40-50 pounds per night, because I stayed over a friend's

The next two days were on foot, all over Oxford town. 

Its a bit chilly in Dec, so you must wrap up. All your photographs will be in your coats ;) 

Explore the wonderful old traditional English pubs like - Head of the river, Turf Tavern, Kings Arms,  Eagle and Child.

Museums - the good ones are free anyway - Museums are not just for children, many an adult would be awe-struck to see a life sized T-rex towering over, so dont miss the Museums - Natural History, Pitt Rivers museum

Tour - take the extended tour on Sunday (1115 am or 1315 pm) - they will take you inside the Bodlean and Radcliffe Camera ( these are iconic buildings on the cover of almost every travel book for Great Britain - so as a ritual, I d suggest you do take a trip into these buildings) - apart from the ritual bit the architecture and the stories told by the guides of Bodley and Radcliffe the men behind these buildings are quite interesting

If you live/ work/ stay in London - take any Oxford tube (buses between London & Oxford) on Sunday evening back to London post 8 pm, you should be able to comfortably get back home for the monday morning grind.

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