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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

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 […]

Bodiam Castle, England, Inside the Walls of a Medieval 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 and […]

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 off 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 I have always loved venturing to out of the ordinary tourist attractions (especially spooky ones) and the Catacombs of Paris France surely did not disappoint. Deep underneath the streets of Paris, lay the ‘Catacombes de Paris’ A network of […]