Scotland: Iona Island

Hello everyone, I would like to invite you to visit a very special place in Scotland called Iona. To get there we took a ferry from the town of Oban to Craignure, Isle of Mull. Then we drove across Isle of Mull to Fionnphort and finally, we took another ferry …

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One day in Belfast

We began our day in Belfast with a very interesting and powerful tour of two neighbourhoods, very hostile to each other. Our first tour was with Robert from the Protestant community around the Shankill Road. The Shankill is the blue-collar Protestant heartland in the west Belfast, the Falls Road its …

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London’s evening charm

Here we are with our half Polish half British family! They took care of us for a week here in London. In this last post, we are going to see London in the evening. We start on Piccadilly Street: Wellington Arch, designed by Decimus Burton, finished in 1830 and surmounted …

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London: The City

Hello from London again! Today we had a chance to visit our cousin Ewa at her office. She works in that modern building called Walkie Talkie that dominates the part of London called “The City.” When Londoner say “The City,” they mean the one-square-mile business center in East London that …

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Windsor Castle

Today, we spent the entire day in Windsor and Eton, where the biggest attraction is the Royal Castle. It took us half an hour to get there from Richmond Station in London. Windsor Castle claims to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. It has been the …

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London Baby!

Hello from London! We started our tour of the city in the British Museum. The British Museum was established in 1753 and is now home to over eight million artefacts. The most popular part of the museum is the Egyptian collection. We had a chance to see school children working …

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London: Kew Gardens

Hello everyone, here we are, in London after a seven-hour flight from Toronto. The temperature today was +15 degrees, cloudy with a little bit of rain. We are staying with Radek’s cousin Ewa, her husband Duncan and their son Freddie. They live in a beautiful area in London not far …

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