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‘My crime? I’m a Jew’~ The story of Abraham Reiss, Amsterdam, 1943

During World War II thousands of ordinary, hard working people were snatched from their homes in Amsterdam to be deported to the Nazi concentration camps. Of the 107,000 dutch Jews deported as part of the Holocaust in Amsterdam, barely 2000 survived. This is …

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The Anne Frank Huis Amsterdam
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A life in hiding; The Anne Frank Huis Amsterdam

Imagine living in a world shrouded in darkness, black out. Not being able to smell the fresh air or feel the sun, the rain or the wind. To always have to be quiet, “no running water, no flushing toilets, no walking around …

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The Maltby Street Market, Bermondsey, London, England
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London’s Maltby Street Market, a foodie’s heaven

If you like fresh, delicious, home cooked food and you are in London on a Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss the Maltby Street Market. About a 10 minute walk from Tower Bridge, along the Ropewalk, next to Lassco, (fabulous architectural salvage …

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Tower Bridge, London, England
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London; perspectives of this magnificent capital city

London is brimming with stunning, iconic landmarks, immediately recognisable around the world; Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, Harrods….. it is an endless list of history, tradition and wonder. I maybe biased but every visit …

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Finlaggan, Islay’s historical settlement

Across the sweeping, misty landscape, below a heather covered slope, flanked on one side by wind swept pine trees, next to the gently lapping shores of Loch Finlaggan, remain the ruins of the mystical island settlement of Finlaggan. Situated in the …

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The Laphroaig Distillery, Islay Scotland
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Creating a legend; single malt whisky from Laphroaig

Laphroiag single malt whisky has been described in many ways by those who enjoy its sensuous, peaty flavour. ‘A dank tench of seaweed peat and salt, with a light haze of freshly mown hay, unmistakable’ ‘Imagine liquefying the best campfire of …

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The Laphroaig Distillery, Islay, Scotland
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‘The Water to Whisky Experience’~Laphroaig whisky tour, Islay

“Imagine liquifying the best campfire of the summer and bottling it as pure happiness.” “A dram in your hand, sand between your toes, the world at your feet, embrace the passion, love life”  This and much more has been said about …

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Island of Islay, Scotland
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The Scottish Island of Islay

Nestled within small inlets along the mystical, low lying coastline of the small Scottish island of Islay, whose rhythm is dominated by the seasons and the sea, are a collection of single malt whisky distilleries. Each one producing their own unique, …

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