September 2011

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Photos from the City of Bath (UNESCO Site #16)

While spending a weekend in the English countryside, Danielle, myself, and a friend of ours took the opportunity to visit the Roman City of Bath, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a tourist hotspot for people from around the world. The city of Bath was literally created as a thermal spa during the Roman rule. After the fall of the Roman empire the city developed into an economic center for the wool industry. In the 18th century a […]

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Photos from Brugge (UNESCO Site #20)

After spending two weeks in Belgium last month, I can easily say that Brugge was my favorite area of our visit. At the same time I can say it was easily the most touristy place we saw as well. With that being said, if you are fortunate enough to visit the beautiful city of Brugge, you should try to schedule it for a weekday! Below are some photos from around the city. Enjoy! The town is known as “Little Venice” […]

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A Weekend in the English Countryside

Fortunately we arrived in London already knowing a few people. Entering a city like London with no one to “take you by the hand” can be quite a daunting ordeal. Luckily not only were we taken by the hand, but we were invited to places to see and do things we probably would never have experienced. One of those such things, was spending a weekend in the English Countryside, in the Cotswolds just easy of Wales. Life is lived differently […]

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The Tower of London (UNESCO Site #15)

During a day tour around London we stopped and what was my fifteenth UNESCO World Heritage Site, The London Tower. The Tower of London was built almost 1000 years ago, in the year 1066. It was built as a symbol of Norman power after the Norman conquests took over England. The tower was used both as a defensive mechanism, and a place to garrison and execute criminals. Over the centuries additional buildings and fortification were added to the tower, further […]