Favorite thing: If you're coming to Norwich, you have to try Samphire! Samphire is a type of seaweed that only grows around Norwich. One way restaurants serve it is as an appetizer. My family and I had a great time learning how to eat it.
- Food and Dining
Favorite thing: Norwich is a very laid back place with a lot to offer, it is so laid back that some people might find it a little boring (not me). There is a gentle pace to life, it is like being in a village but having all the amenities of a city. There are many historial places in Britain but Norwich being a little off the beaten track is perhaps less visited. It's relative geographically isolation from the rest of the country is a main factor in why it has remained unspoilt. That said you could see and do most things in a weekend as it isn't a big place. If you combine Norwich with a trip to the North Norfolk coast and/or the Norfolk Broads you will be on to a great holiday.
- Hiking and Walking
- Historical Travel
Lots of little streets
Favorite thing: In the Norwich city centre they are little streets and alleys with quaint shops, galleries and delis.
Fondest memory: Strange street signs about streets that aren't adopted or that are partially adopted. Also a really crooked building opposite the main gate to the cathedral.
UEA - Campus View
Favorite thing: The UEA campus was constructed on land that had previously belonged to the Earlham Estate, the property of a notable Quaker family in East Anglia. I liked the way in which the college buildings interacted with their environment, particularly the "terrace" buildings of dormitories, which were shaped like ziggurats or pyramids. (Unfortunately, I didn't stay in these dorms, but instead a ugly faceless hall on the other side of campus.)
I believe this picture shows the "Waveney Terrace" dorms as well as the Sainsbury Centre. The photo was taken across from the UEA "Broad," - a man-made lake that invokes the spirit of Norfolk.
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UEA - Sainsbury Centre
Favorite thing: The Sainsbury Centre (for the Visual Arts) at UEA is home to a display of modern and "ethnic" art from the collection of the Sainsbury family. Their grocery fortune funded this Richard Rogers building to house their collection. I remember thinking at the time that it looked more like a bus garage than a museum. I still think it does.
- Museum Visits
UEA - Uni of Excessive Acronyms...
Favorite thing: UEA. Its a campus Uni. I love a campus Uni. Some people hate campus Uni. I've lived on campus all three years. I'll miss the getting up 10 mins before lectures...hanging out in flatmates' rooms, in the kitchen...etc.
Tho it does mean half an hour away from the City, but then again, you can get most things on campus (e.g. post office, banks, food).
Fondest memory: The people I met here make the place unforgetable...*smile*
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The 2nd biggest city in England some 200 yrs ago..
Favorite thing: I'm doing my undergraduate degree in Uni of East Anglia, Norwich...been here three years, it's practically home. I suppose its like any other small English cities, everything's there but everything closes at 5:30pm...
Fondest memory: Call me a geek but my favrouite hang-out is the new city library situated in the very clean and modern looking Forum. Very well equipped, always pleasant for a visit!
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