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“History never looks like history when you are living through it”. – John W. Gardner
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Edam Netherlands, A village Preserved in time

Edam Netherlands – A village Preserved in time While Edam Netherlands is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands, it is not to be disregarded for a weekend break exploring the Dutch countryside. Within less than an hour from […]

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A day out at Hever Castle, England

 A day out at Hever Castle, England Hever Castle, 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 out from London and I […]

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 […]