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“History never looks like history when you are living through it”. – John W. Gardner

5 fun history facts about Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence Italy

Florence, Italy 5 Fun History Facts about Ponte Vecchio Bridge, you might not have known. It is one of the great icons of Florence and considered to be one of the most famous bridges in the world. The Ponte Vecchio […]

A backdrop for romance stories Pembroke Castle Wales

Pembroke Castle, Wales A backdrop for romance stories Have you ever watched a movie or read a book about a place or location and thought to yourself, I want to go there some day? Well, that sums up me and […]

Domain De Chantilly Chateau, France

Chateau de Chantilly, France Domain De Chantilly Chateau From the moment that you see Chateau de Chantilly with its reflection on the water, you are automatically captured by its beauty. Set amongst 115 hectares of gardens the Château comprises of two buildings, […]

A Palace fit for a King, Hampton Court Palace England

Hampton Court Palace, England A Palace fit for a King There is something about Palaces and Castles that are magical and makes you feel like you have stepped back in time for both young and old. Even as I sit […]

Hever Castle in Spring through Pictures, England

Hever Castle in Spring through Pictures, England Hever Castle is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn (one of Henry VIII’s wives) and is one of my favourite castles to visit in the UK, not only because of its history (History […]

Inside the Walls of a Medieval Castle Bodiam Castle, England

Castle Bodiam Castle, England Inside the Walls of a Medieval Castle When I imagine a medieval castle, Bodiam Castle is exactly how I picture one. They say that there are only a few buildings that can rival its magnificent settings […]

Terezin Concentration Camp, Czech Republic

Terezin Concentration Camp   The Czech Republic is renowned for its culture, wonderful scenery, bohemian castles and great beer but just one hour outside of Prague lies Terezín, a sleepy little town that holds a horrific testament to an age […]

What fairy tales are made of Hohenzollern Castle, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle  As I stepped of the train at Hechingen Station and saw Hohenzollern Castle in the distance, it reminded me of something out of a fairy-tale movie. Perched on top of a small isolated mountain above the Hechingen town […]

“Enter if you DARE!!!” – Catacombs of Paris France

Catacombs of Paris “Enter if you DARE!!!” I have always loved venturing to out of the ordinary tourist attractions (especially spooky ones) and this one surely did not disappoint. Deep underneath the streets of Paris, lay the ‘Catacombes de Paris’. […]

5 Cool facts about Tower Bridge, London England

London, England 5 Cool facts about Tower Bridge Tower Bridge is a historical and fascinating London icon but it amazes me how many people mistake it for London Bridge. I think it is one of the prettiest bridges that I […]