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Gardens of England at Blenheim
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Grand homes and stunning gardens of England

England is famous for its palaces, castles and grand stately homes. Most sit surrounded by beautifully designed grounds and extensive gardens, commissioned by their dedicated owners centuries earlier. Steeped in a rich history, years of secrets are buried along their …

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Time Square, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA
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New York, New York

New York, exciting and vibrant, its enticing appeal never failing to thrill. A city that never sleeps; where impatient car horns constantly reverberate; everyone from everywhere in a hurry. A city where the question isn’t ‘where should we eat?’ but …

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Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
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San Francisco – ‘The City by the Bay’ – Travel Guide

A TRAVEL GUIDE FOR EXPLORING SAN FRANCISCO Download the San Francisco Travel Guide  here or read it below First light in the ‘City by the Bay’, the iconic red pillars of the Golden Gate Bridge peek out above the fog, gradually slipping away to …

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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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Nazis in Amsterdam, Netherlands during World War II
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The Holocaust of Amsterdam

Wandering the bustling streets of Amsterdam, jostled by a never-ending ribbon of bicycles, I gaze up in wonder at the distinctive architecture, soaking up the story of this great city; its museums and historic sights. I visit one which stirs …

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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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