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Going To Live In Oxford. . .

Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:20 am

I am going to be in Oxford for 6-9 months fairly soon, and I was wondering if anyone who has been there before / is currently there could give me a couple of tips or just general info as to how the place is going to be? I heard from some people that there is a place called G&D's that I must try.

Oxford is a relatively small place to where I am used to (New York / Hong Kong). . . but I heard that the nice scenery makes up for it.

Just as a personal note. . . I hope I get to stay in the US until November so that I can vote!!
 
JoshSixtySeven
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RE: Going To Live In Oxford. . .

Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:35 am

Oxford is a nice place. It's a bit more upmarket and generally is full of oldish people. If you want to drive a car into the city centre itself, you'll be crippled by the cycle routes and bus lanes, it's awful really.

The scenery is nice and while I've never heard of G&D's myself, I'm guessing it won't be too long before you make it to the M40, Northbound is about a 30-45 minute commute to Birmingham and probably a tad longer to London depending on how stationary the queues are that day.

Enjoy your time here!

J
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RE: Going To Live In Oxford. . .

Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:03 pm

First thing: Lucky you!

Second thing: Take a video iPod...  Wink

Just kidding - I presume you're studying there? It's a lovely town to study in, just not as nice if you have to work there (because of all the students)!

I live fairly nearby (in Reading, which is 20min train ride away) and am currently seeking work in Oxford... it's that good.  Smile

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RE: Going To Live In Oxford. . .

Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:21 pm

G&Ds is amazing!! Really great ice cream cafe, does some incredible ice cream/smoothies/cookie things. I think there are two in Oxford now, the one I know is opposite Christchurch, Pembroke Street I think.

Oxford in general is nice but in recent years has expanded a lot. The centre is lovely with the colleges, but it is very much a fair-sized city with its associated share of dodgy nightlife etc.
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