Category Archives: Europe

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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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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The Calli, Campi and Canali of Cannaregio, Venice

Can you belong somewhere you’ve never actually lived? Especially a place that’s engulfed by millions of tourists every year? I don’t know the answer, but I hope it can be ‘yes’. Although, sadly, I’m not sure the few remaining true … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms & Rainbows in Venice

My favourite place in the World? That’s easy… Venice. Of course, if you spend a lot of time in a place – even one as magical as Venice, like I’m fortunate to have done – you’re going to have to … Continue reading

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Wandering Rome, The Eternal City, At Night

The Eternal City of Rome is stunning during the day. But in my opinion, it’s even more beautiful at night. And as long as you keep your wits about you, it’s a relatively safe place to walk around. For a … Continue reading

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Škocjan Caves UNESCO World Heritage Site, Slovenia

The breathtaking Škocjan Caves are located beneath the Karst limestone plateau, less than 50 miles southwest of the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, near the Italian border. The region gives its name to geological landscapes of this type around the World, … Continue reading

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