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“History never looks like history when you are living through it”. – John W. Gardner
Old town street of Havana, Cuba

5 Interesting things to learn before you head to Havana Cuba

Havana Cuba is definitely one of the most colourful places that I have visited over the years with its old colonial period buildings and people cruising around in their vintage cars,  You really do feel like you have stepped back […]

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A day out at Hever Castle, England

Hever Castle & Gardens England is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn the second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. It is one of my favourite castles to visit on a day trip out from London and […]

Hangman's noose at the old docks, London England Things to do in London HIstory

London Old Docks – Historic Pub, Food & Beer Tour

Combining both history and London pubs and restaurants on a tour in England will always win me over. The London Old Docks – Historic Pubs, Food & Beer Tour allows you to discover some of the oldest and most historically […]

Mechanical elephant in Nantes France

5 Interesting Things To Do in Nantes France

A weekend in Nantes France There was so many interesting to do in Nantes France for a weekend break that it did exceed all my expectations. From its splendid scenery as well as numerous galleries, museums and castles, visitors can spend […]

5 Fun History Facts about Ponte Vecchio Bridge, Florence Italy

Ponte Vecchio Bridge Ponte Vecchio Bridge is one of the great icons of Florence Italy and considered to be one of the most famous bridges in the world. The Ponte Vecchio Bridge (meaning “Old Bridge”), is a medieval stone three-arch bridge over the Arno River […]

Kingston Palace

What to see at Kensington Palace London

What to see at Kensington Palace London One of my first memories of Kensington Palace London was seeing all the floral tributes piled up on the golden iron gates on the TV. It was to honour the late Lady Diana, Princess of […]

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 someday? Well, that sums up Pembroke Castle Wales for […]

Hampton Court Palace England History

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 here on […]

A boat going under the raised bascules of Tower bridge London England cool facts History

Cool Facts About the Tower Bridge in London England

Tower Bridge London is a historical and fascinating English icon and is one of the most famous bridges in the world.  It has proudly stood over the River Thames since 1894, connecting the boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Southwark together. Meaning that there […]