Category Archives: History

Juliet’s Balcony, Verona

One of the most visited places in Verona, Italy, is Casa di Giulietta, which translates as Juliet’s House. Visitors are spun a fiction that this is where the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet took place. But rather sadly, … Continue reading

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Prague Pastels

When thinking of Prague, most people imagine dark, looming Gothic towers. But the Czech capital has a lighter side, represented by the gentle pastel colours of many of its historic buildings. Come with me on a walk through the streets … Continue reading

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Walking the Epic Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Racetrack

Witnessing firsthand the madness that is the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is a Bucket List item I’m still yet to achieve. (Although I shouldn’t complain too much, since for the last four years I’ve spent the same weekend at … Continue reading

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The Lion’s Mound, Waterloo Battlefield

On June 18th, 1815, one of the bloodiest and most famous battles in history was fought in the fields southeast of Brussels, the present-day capital of Belgium. At the Battle of Waterloo, Lord Wellington and his allies defeated the French … Continue reading

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The Step Pyramid of Djoser – Part of the Saqqara Necropolis, Egypt

The Saqqara Necropolis lies outside Cairo, Egypt. It’s approximately 9 miles southeast of its more famous cousin at Giza, although it forms part of the same UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx. At the heart … Continue reading

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Early Morning At The Parthenon, Athens

I’m lucky enough to say I’ve been to quite a few famous places around this marvelous planet of ours. But finally getting to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens was pretty special. Not … Continue reading

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London’s ‘Blow Up Bridge’

Around the north side of Regent’s Park in London, between Little Venice and London Zoo, Regent’s Canal glides peacefully though a leafy cutting. Just west of the zoo, the canal passes beneath a bridge carrying Avenue Road into the park. … Continue reading

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