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Category: Europe

Apr 07 2014

Discovering the Charm of Grasmere

I was in the Lake District recently, looking for a place to have some R&R (rest and relaxation), and to discover some lesser-known places.  The thing is, it proved to be quite a challenge.  Firstly, I was limited with where I could go because I didn’t have my car to get around and the Honister …

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Mar 31 2014

A Solo Hike to Easedale Tarn and Codale Tarn

The Lake District is definitely a mecca for hikers.  I saw them everywhere during my time in the Lake District: The Borrowdale Valley, Keswick, and Grasmere.  I like to do a bit of hiking myself but, as I knew nothing of the local hikes, I consulted the Internet.  As it turns out, there are tons …

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Mar 28 2014

Going Local: Trying English Wine

Recently, I spent a few days with a small group of travel writers, from the US and Russia, on a trip to North Wales and the Lake District with Visit Britain.  It was great because I explored a lot of new places and did some things I had never done before. One of the things …

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Mar 21 2014

Floating Umbrellas in Belgrade

I was wondering what to post for this Foto Friday and, since I submitted this photo for a fun competition, I thought I might as well share it with you. So, this is what happened.  I had very little time in Belgrade, only about 21 hours, in fact.  I had been on the go all …

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Mar 14 2014

A British Icon: The Public Telephone Box

It’s incredible to think that the old British public telephone box has become so iconic. Since the first, which was introduced in 1921, it has been redesigned many times.  The most popular one was redesigned in 1935 to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee and ended up being installed in all the towns and cities …

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Mar 07 2014

Afternoon Tea with a Difference

Afternoon tea is quintessentially British and, apparently, we have the 7th Duchess of Bedford’s hunger pangs to thank for it.  As the story goes, she used to get hungry about 4pm and couldn’t wait until 8pm for dinner.  To satisfy her appetite, she was served tea along with a tray of sandwiches and cake.  Over …

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