Themed London Walks Walking the London Crime Trail Crime is, of course, not unique to London, nor was it invented here, although it may sometimes feel that way. It is certainly true that no other city revels more in it, and no other city would dream of bestowing semi-mythical status to its mass murderers such as Sweeney Todd or Jack the Ripper who are as deeply ingrained in the city’s cultural fabric as its pop music legends whom we visited last time around.
Themed London Walks: The London Crime Trail Part 1
Easy Hikes in Germany Daytrip Destination: Syburg I had seen the Syburg (not knowing at the time what it was called) many times from the train and on various hikes in the area, always wondering how its disparate elements – the monument with the equestrian statue, the medieval ruins – were connected. It simply did not seem to make much sense.
I had seen it so many times, in fact, that I immediately recognized it when we arrived to sample
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Guest Post: Walking in Italy Two Hours on the Streets of Rome written by Thomas Dowson Two hours in Rome … am I serious? Yes, very! When sightseeing in Rome most visitors head straight to the obvious attractions, and with good reason. Of course you should not miss the Colosseum. Not only is this the iconic symbol of Rome, both past and present, it is probably one of the most recognisable archaeological sites in the World. Besides, the preservation of this spectacular monument is extraordinary.
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Walking in Italy Imperia and its Two Seaside Resorts Today’s post gives you two Italian seaside resorts of Imperia for the price of one: both of them more than 2000 years old, but very different in nature – one spunky and bustling, full of compromises between the wish to preserve the past and the necessity of living in the present, the other frozen in the image of its own stately medieval beauty. (It probably keeps a picture of a more modern version of itself, Dorian-Gray-style,
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Walking in the French Riviera Go walking on your holiday For as long as I have lived in Paris – and that’s 20 years this spring – I have been advising our visiting friends and guests to explore the city on their own two feet. When you go walking, not only do you see more, you also give your brain more time to process the information it receives – and a proper chance to make sense of it all. If you rush by in a car
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