Living in Newcastle Upon Tyne for a year and not having the chance to visit Durham was one of the stupiest things I have done as a student. I recall being busy with assignments and even though Durham was close I took it for granted… Everytime I had the chance to visit I postponed it, thinking that Durham will always be there, until I moved down Southern and realised my mistake.
Luckily two weeks ago I had the chance to visit Newcastle, thanks to my good old friend M. who delighfully provided me a room to stay in his flat. Suddenly I felt that I had so little time and so many things to do, and most importantly so many people to meet. One of them was Tom. We agreed to meet each other on Friday morning and it was such a glorious, sunny day. Tom picked me up from Newcastle with his luxurious cabrio car and we drove to Durham. I was so excited to visit that place, as I had heard only positive things about the city itself, the University (it’s among the first 100 Universities in the world) and the Cathedral. Finally it was time to see them all with my own eyes and boy was it beautiful! Durham is a dreamy little town with tourists walking down the streets and gorgeous Medival buildings along the Wear river side. We visited the Cathedral and to our surprise there was a flower festival held that day. We had our time observing the exhibition and the beauty of the Cathedral until we decided to see the famous University buildings and the river. All was exactly as I expected them to be, simply perfect! After walking and getting lost in the streets, we went to La Tasca for some tapas and drinks. On my way back to Newcastle, I couldn’t hide my happiness of finally visiting Durham, something I wanted to do since 2010. Thank you Tom for the incredible trip and for being such a gentleman!
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