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The phrase “historic Britain” generally brings to mind images of pomp and pageantry, crown jewels and architecture of distinction. However, there is an entirely different history of Great Britain which is all too commonly ignored, its natural history.
Oslo, a Viking Heart
Close your eyes and think:“Olso.” Quick! What comes to your mind? Henrik Ibsen? Thor Heyerdahl? Vikings? Nobel Peace Prize? Oslo is all of these things and so much more.
Stay in a convent or monastery
For centuries religou pilgrims have sought accommodation in convents or monasteries. Today's 21st century traveller sill has that option. Low prices, good food, comfortable beds and quiet settings make staying in a religous guest house an excellent and affordale option for the traveller.
Londondon's Pageantry, History and Art - Free!
It is true! The best things in life can be free. Especially in London. The legendary pageantry, history, art and so much more can be experienced without spending a cent in this fabulous city.
Europe by Rail
Speed with style could be the new slogan for Europe’s rail system. It’s never been easier, more cost efficient or eco savvy than now to travel Europe by train.
Europe's Canal Cities
Dream of canals and Europe, and most people think of Venice. With more canals than streets, and virtually no street traffic, the canals are Venice. But Amsterdam, Stockholm and St. Petersburg all lay claim to being the "Venice of the North," and all are worth a trip.
How can you make your arrival airport your first destination experience of your trip? A little web searching and you'll know where to find transportation to your hotel, a place to meet friends, if free wi-fi is available and where to find your favorite type of latte.
Secrets of Winchester Cathedral
If you've seen one cathedral have you seen them all? Revel in the complex architecture, stained glass windows, niches, and chapels. But don't forget to look a little deeper, for the secret stories that are an integral part of a cathedral's history, especially Winchester Cathedral in England.
Did you know that the poet laureate Tennyson is the second most quoted writer after Shakespeare according to “The Oxford Book of Quotations.” Can’t think of a single line you would credit to Lord Alfred? How about? “Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do or die.”
Treasures of Turkey
Just like the city of Istanbul, Turkey has one foot firmly planted in modern Europe and the other in the ancient Asia. Asia? Yes, the city of Istanbul straddles two continents – Europe and Asia. A visit will combine the mysteries of the East with the modern touch of the West.
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