Monthly Archives: October 2014

‘Shoes on the Danube Bank’ Jewish Memorial, Budapest

Towards the end of World War II, between October 15th, 1944 and March 28th, 1945, the Hungarian government was briefly under the control of a fascist organisation known as the Arrow Cross Party. During this dark period, 10-15,000 people were … Continue reading

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Brad’s Got It Covered!

Despite spending the last few days running around Puerto Rico, when I saw the photo themes from Pete (of The Daily Post) and Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) were respectively Cover Art and Numbers, I knew I had to find … Continue reading

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Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

I asked Sue for the first travel-related thing that came into her head when I said the word Green. “Ireland’, she replied, without hesitation, invoking memories of one of our earliest trips together, back in 2002. Our very first stop … Continue reading

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Meteor Crater, Arizona

Did you know there’s a subtle difference between a meteor and a meteorite? A meteor is an object that approaches the Earth from space, but burns up during it’s flight through our atmosphere. If, however, part of that object manages … Continue reading

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Copenhagen’s Nyhavn

Despite being Danish for ‘New Harbour’, Copenhagen’s ‘Nyhavn’ is almost 350 years old. It was constructed by Swedish Prisoners-of-War between 1670 and 1673, to link the inner harbour to Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square) in the heart of the Old … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Canada (Revisited)

Everyone has heard of Thanksgiving. In the USA, it can be traced back to 1621, when the Pilgrims at Plymouth gave thanks for the first successful harvest after their arrival in the New World. Abraham Lincoln declared the first official … Continue reading

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San Marino Dreamland

Similar to the Vatican City, the Republic of San Marino is like a tiny land-locked island surrounded by the sea that is Italy. And at just 24 square miles, with a population of around 30,000 people, it’s a tiny island … Continue reading

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