Our UK Weekend

We’re back from a lovely weekend in the UK. I arrived in Cambridge Wednesday evening after a longer than expected journey from Paris. I had decided to fly on the way there due to train strikes, but would highly recommend taking the Eurostar otherwise. Border control at LHR took over an hour (aka an entire Harry Potter chapter in French). Once I finally made it to Cambridge, I ordered room service and fell straight asleep.

The next day was spent representing Microsoft at the OxBridge Women in Technology Conference. Met tons of brilliant and enthusiastic young women studying at Oxford and Cambridge. The campus was very charming- it’s a shame I was only able to walk around for a few minutes in between events.

After a busy day at Cambridge University, I boarded a 45-minute train to King’s Cross Station where I met Tyler. We spent most of the first day working in our airbnb and then met our friends Martin and Yelena for dinner. They’ve had a lot of experience moving abroad (Yelena even wrote a book called Moving Without Shaking). It was great catching up with this London power couple.

Tea for two at Tea Terrace

Now no trip to London is complete without proper British tea. Before watching Wicked (where we scored same-day discounted tickets at Leicester Square), we dropped by the Tea Terrace for some delicious buttermilk scones. The tea was so-so, but I’d go again for the atmosphere and grand comfy chairs.

Roast duck and boba tea at Jen’s Cafe

On the topic of food… as I mentioned in the video, the Chinese food in London is AMAZING. DELICIOUS. JUST LIKE SAN FRANCISCO. I was soooo happy. The Chinatown is a lively street decorated with red lanterns. Shops stay open late, so we were able to find delicious greasy Chinese food past midnight. I wish Paris had a street like this.

Tourist shot

What a nice weekend getaway. ‘Til next time, London!

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