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    RPSers in Cambridge?

    Hi all! I just moved to Cambridge from Dublin. I'm working in the University Press. Seems like a beautiful area so far, although the rent isn't far off Dublin prices.

    Just dropping this for anyone else in the area to let me know if they are around. A pint with an RPSer or general advice on the area would be cool.

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    Welcome to Cambridge.

    Some general advice for newcomers to the area:

    Should you become trapped driving on the ring-road, do not attempt to navigate your way out. Your only hope is to accelerate to escape velocity and drive off in a random direction.

    Beware the swarms of Velocipedes. They can shred a man in moments. Fortunately, much like salmon, they are seasonal and their migratory routes are well established. Also they only seem to swarm at roughly the times between lectures at the Colleges.

    While it may appear to be fun, attempting to sink the punts is generally frowned upon. Mainly because its much more fun watching the punters screw it up themselves. Also the sticks the punters use are surprisingly long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomclass View Post
    Welcome to Cambridge.

    Some general advice for newcomers to the area:

    Should you become trapped driving on the ring-road, do not attempt to navigate your way out. Your only hope is to accelerate to escape velocity and drive off in a random direction.

    Beware the swarms of Velocipedes. They can shred a man in moments. Fortunately, much like salmon, they are seasonal and their migratory routes are well established. Also they only seem to swarm at roughly the times between lectures at the Colleges.

    While it may appear to be fun, attempting to sink the punts is generally frowned upon. Mainly because its much more fun watching the punters screw it up themselves. Also the sticks the punters use are surprisingly long.
    Haha, thanks for the advice RandomClass.

    Where should a 30 year old Irish lad go for a pint in Cambridge? I don't want to land on top of the locals and don't want to scare students as that old man in the corner with the beard.

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    Delayed response -- but welcome to the City of the Damned, hope you're settling in OK!

    Where are you living, which area? There are a lot of nice pubs around depending where you are. If you want to be around men with beards and the women who tolerate them talking about games jams and Brazilian feminist doom metal bands and voting to remain in the EU, and so on, then: The Elm Tree on Elm St. (they sometimes / used to have games design sessions there), and the Free Press just next to it, are good quieter places; The Cambridge Blue on Gwydir St., Hot Numbers Cafe also on Gwydir Street, are really good community places and the Blue has the best beer in the city. The Radegund on King Street, The Haymakers on Chesterton High St., are good bets too. There are a few decent pubs on Castle Hill as well -- The Punter and The Castle are OK, though the Punter's a bit pricey. The town centre is strictly for tourists -- 5 million last year if you can believe that. Never, ever go there if you can avoid it.

    Avoiding the students is pretty easy, they mostly stick to their colleges, but if you venture to town centre pubs like the Maypole, in particular, which is open late, you will be able to witness them in all their dubious glory. Gowns and drinking societies, the whole nine yards. They are truly everything you have been led to believe they might be. Mrs Thumbs works at CUP -- interesting place!

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