Things to Leave Behind ... And NOT!!!
Luggage and bags: Pack up your troubles and leave them behind. You objective is ... to Have Fun! Whatever your idea of fun is, just do it!
Leave enough space in your luggage to bring home treasures of your memorable experience.
Check on the baggage weight limit for your flight. By no means go overboard, it is a costly mistake. (Unless, of course, money doesn't matter to you).The "penalty" charges are nearly out of this World!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Depending on your length of stay, bring enough clean clothes to last the entire visit.
Reminder, See above tip: Laundry is NOT fun! :-)
COMFORTABLE shoes, are A MUST!
Note: Walking in Cambridge IS fun! :-)
Deciding what types of clothes to pack depends entirely on the time of year you are traveling ... Check the weather forecast before you leave home. After all, you ARE on the Internet! A tiny fold up umbrella (brolly) is always useful, and not much bother. Mine fits inside my purse, even!
For your convenience, I have included a link to the 5 day forecast in Cambridge. There is an option to view in Fahrenheit degrees also, as many Americans do not know Celsius.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: If you are on medication, then surely you wouldn't leave home without it! If you fancy your own toiletries, then pack 'em. If you forget a few items, well, buy 'em. Please don't forget your toothbrush and toothpaste, at least, although these items are readily available in Cambridge.
Photo Equipment: A nice 6.0 or better, digital camera would be ideal, (dreaming a bit) but A CAMERA is a MUST!!! Even if it is a disposable one, it is something you simply can not live without whilst in Cambridge.Trust me, you will be glad you did. Photo opportunities are endless!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Well, if it is an outdoor adventure you are planning, then do bring the necessary gear along, or buy disposable items, if you prefer. Just don't start any forest fires trying to make a cup of coffee, if you are out in the English countryside camping.
Miscellaneous: Another MUST, Bring Enough Money!!! (Or rather, have access to your cash) ATM (cash machines) are everywhere, so only carry the amount you will need for a few days at a time. If using a credit card, be sure you set it up to require a PIN # for purchases, in case lost or stolen.
Also, always carry some coins, because you may NEED them, but mostly to impress the shop attendants with your ability to count foreign currency. ;-)
Also bring a prepaid phone card in case you need to use the telephone. (Hint for Americans: DO NOT say, "I have a calling card." It means something ENTIRELY different!)
Most importantly, bring a smile along to brighten someone's day. Relax, and take time to enjoy yourself. Create some pleasant memories, that will last a lifetime, to take back home with you.
One last thing to remember... If something doesn't go quite as planned, do not allow yourself to be upset. Instead...
Laugh at yourself, if only to amuse others. You are only human, after all. :-)
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
- Adventure Travel
You can get most things here...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You'll want to bring shoes you can walk in! If you want to see the sights, you'll want to walk (or perhaps hire a bike).
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can get pretty much everything here - in the centre of town, try Boots, or Superdrug.
Photo Equipment: There are a few specialist photography shops in Cambridge, one is Jessops, on Green Street. You should be able to get most things here...
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Watch out for the rain - here the clouds gather over King's College. It's always a good idea to bring rain gear to Cambridge, or anywehre in Britain for that matter.
Miscellaneous: Bring a history book - so you can find the oldest building in Cambridgeshire. Clue, it's close to the Round Church or Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
- Historical Travel
Miscellaneous: Bring a guide to the colleges - as well as learning the history of the 31 different colleges, you'll also be able to find the only one with a lake.
Miscellaneous: Bring a good guidebook - so you'll know why this building is famous! Hint - think of Crick, Watson and Rosaline Franklin...
- Historical Travel