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Category Archive: Europe

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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Mar 03 2014

Mountain Biking in the North East of England

After a night of sampling Newcastle’s nightlife along with approximately 3 hours sleep and perhaps too much wine, I was kind of regretting the fact that I had booked myself on a mountain bike ride for the following morning.  Thankfully, I didn’t have to be there until 11am but, staying so far from the centre, …

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Jan 24 2014

Ales Stenar: Large Stones in Southern Sweden

I have only had the privilege of visiting Sweden once.  It was a last minute decision to go when a friend, who was due head out there to meet up with some Swedish friends, asked if I wanted to go.  I had never been to Sweden and was keen to go, so it was a …

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