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For most tourists, the Cambridge to-do list might include a punt on the River Cam to capture that iconic view of King’s College from The Backs, or a meander around the verdant Botanic Gardens. But is that the ‘real’ Cambridge? What about a pleasant wander through Mill Road Cemetery or a sticky Chelsea bun from Fitzbillies, watching the Red Pole cows roam free on Midsummer Common or eying the lipstick graffiti of RAF pilots on the ceiling of The Eagle?


To uncover quintessential Cambridge, you need someone ‘in the know’, and that person is globetrotting food blogger Gerla De Boer, creator of the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour. Dutch-born Gerla is a veritable oracle on all things Cambridge, so much so, that a ‘quick’ trip into the city is nigh on impossible, as she ‘loves to talk’.


To share her insider knowledge of ‘off the beaten track’ Cambridge – from interesting walks to unique indie shops – Gerla has launched CB Travel Guide. The ultimate Cambridge travel companion, for locals and tourists alike, the online portal was created during the first lockdown of 2020.


Bright and cheerful, CB Travel Guide is packed with ideas for where to eat, drink and explore, with a focus on the unusual and unexpected, and offers the latest what’s on listings.


Gerla, whose favourite local haunts include Café Foy on Quayside for breakfast, Fen Ditton for a stroll with her dogs, The Green Dragon on Stourbridge Common for its beer garden, and Clay Farm for fantastic food trucks, has mapped out interesting itineraries for different timescales, alongside guides to vibrant Mill Road and Cambridge’s flourishing ‘arts quarter’.


So, if you want to know where to sample authentic street food, sip sublime gin or find a quirky pop-up event, let CB Travel Guide unlock hidden Cambridge.