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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 30 2014

2014: A Year of Spontaneity

For me, 2014 has been a strange kind of year.  Having reflected on it and while writing this post, the central theme for my life seems to have been one of spontaneity: ceasing opportunities and going with the flow.  I’m pleased with that because it shows that I moved on from last year which was …

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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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Dec 16 2014

Sunday on the Isle of Harris

It was Friday and I was on the Isle of Benbecula.  All week, I had been conscious of the fact that I needed to find a place to stay from Saturday to Monday.  This particular weekend was all the more important because I was told that the further north I went in the Outer Hebrides, the less …

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