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I forgot that England has cricket - dammit!

UNITED KINGDOM | Friday, 19 August 2011 | Views [316]

Richard teaching Anna the rules of cricket

Richard teaching Anna the rules of cricket

A word of warning: it is incredibly silly to carry 15 kilos of luggage from London Bridge to Victoria. But by doing this I did get to see Westminster Abbey on a beautiful clear summer day.

Let off the coach at Cambridge parkside, I had an hour to enjoy a game of football before my couchsurfing host Richard picked me and Polish Anna up. I didn't realise how poorly Australians play soccer/football until I saw these college students play a friendly game on the quad. Richard took us to a cafe first to try Syphon coffee, a Japanese coffee contraption using fruity coffee beans. It's an unusual and pleasant taste but gag-worthy when cold. Anna and I cooked dinner that night, being creative with the kitchen utensils as Richard didn't have much. My lemon tart was made in a blender and cooked in a casserole dish :S

Dinner with these two was very enjoyable as we shared stories from our travels in different parts of the globe. Richard's galavanting outdid both of ours and it was clear that he was eager to go on his next adventure. In the meantime he occupies his time with refurbishing the backyard, playing cricket, watching cricket and explaining the rules of cricket to foreigners. Anna on the other hand was eager to reunite with her two daughters who had been off to camp in England for the past two weeks. It's a shame that I didn't get time to go out with them for cream tea and scones but will have to make a journey to Poland soon to see them again.

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