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Jan 13 2015

Ongoing Christmas Celebrations in Poland

It’s a new year and I’m three months into life as an expat in Poland.  It might seem a little odd to post about Christmas when it’s over and done with, but it isn’t.  There are ongoing Christmas celebrations in Poland. Although I wasn’t in Poland for Christmas and New Year, I have gained some …

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Jan 06 2015

Explore Eastern Europe in 2015

I only started to explore Eastern Europe in 2013 while I was on an interrailing trip around Europe. Up to that point, I had been to the well-trodden European destinations before travelling around the world. The thing is, I had missed out a large chunk of European countries, most of the Eastern European countries to …

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Jan 02 2015

Colchester Castle

I visited Colchester, located in the county of Essex, recently when I returned to the UK for Christmas because I couldn’t recall ever visiting it. Considering it isn’t that far from London, where I was staying, and the fact that it is probably the oldest recorded town in Britain, I really had to go. As …

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Dec 26 2014

The Round Church in Cambridge

I visited Cambridge (England) earlier in the year while I was working for a summer school.  During a wander around the city, I came across this church: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  I chose it as this week’s Foto Friday for two reasons: Firstly, it is one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge and, secondly, because …

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Dec 23 2014

One Island: Two Names (Harris and Lewis)

You would be forgiven for thinking that the Isle of Harris and the Isle of Lewis are two separate islands when, in fact, they aren’t.  It is actually one island, with Harris in the south and Lewis in the north.  I’m not sure why they are often referred to as the Isle of Harris and the …

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Dec 19 2014

The Ancient Callanish Standing Stones

I have found more large stones on my travels; this time on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.  Just as Ales Stenar is often referred to as the Stonehenge of Sweden, the Callanish (Calanais) Standing Stones are often called the Stonehenge of Scotland. Since these stones are a major tourist attraction and because …

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