Today I’m blogging about my wonderful day in Canterbury. I love to include my travels here on my blog and I’m excited to share more!In order to catch the boat on time, our day started very early. I had to get up at 5 am! I sat next to all my close friends on the bus, so the drive to Calais was fun. I was super tired, but very excited at the same time. Once in Calais we got on the boat to Dover and that was easily the worst part of the day. The sea was very wild and I didn’t feel well. Boy was I glad to see those Dover cliffs!
After another 40 minutes on the bus, we arrived in Canterbury. My first impression was how typically English it all seemed. Overall I think this city looks lovely. We walked to the center of town and from there we were free to go. Our first priority was of course food. Together with some friends I sat down in a nice sandwich shop. After that we started the assignment. As I’ve mentioned this was a field trip, but I really didn’t mind. The assignment was fun as we saw a most of the city because of it and going with school gives me the opportunity to see places I wouldn’t otherwise see. So I’m very grateful.
Anyway, we did the assignment and we saw most of the city. I really liked it. The charming streets and old English buildings were wonderful. I loved the vibe.
Then we reunited with the teachers for a visit to the cathedral. It was beautiful! It baffles me that such a building was built so long ago. I loved the architecture of the cathedral. I must say I was impressed.
As the book lovers we are, me and 3 other friends visited some bookstores. First, we went to an old bookstore that smelled wonderfully. You could smell all the old books by simply walking through the door. We also went to a used bookstore and finally, we went to Waterstones. I loved that. All the books that are so hard to find here in Belgium were right there. I ended up buying three books: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, Warcross by Marie Lu and Eliza & her Monsters by Francesca Zappia. I finished Warcross yesterday and I loved it! It was great.
After that we walked about for a little while and visited some shops. Then it was time to go back to the bus. Because of a medical emergency of a fellow student of mine, we couldn’t leave on time and had to wait quite a while. We all felt bad for her and we didn’t mind waiting at all. We ate our dinner on the parking lot and chatted. It was fun. Luckily we still were on time to catch a boat back to France and luckily the sea had calmed. The way back home was cosy as we chatted some more and played games as Truth or Dare. (We skipped the Dare option as we couldn’t leave or chairs, but it was still fun.)
And that was my day in Canterbury. I enjoyed myself a lot! I hope you enjoyed this post. See you next time!