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The Statue(s) of Liberty

Designed by Frenchman Frédéric Bartholdi, the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US from France to mark the close ties between the two countries. It was inaugurated in 1886 after years of designing, fundraising and building. 130 years later it is a world famous symbol of New York. Continue reading “The Statue(s) of Liberty”

The Catacombs of Paris

Before visiting, I didn’t realise that the story of the catacombs of Paris is so crazy pants. Having been, I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Paris. Initially it wasn’t on our list of things to see and do in our time here. Svet and I had mentioned it at some point, but (clearly through lack of knowledge about it) we weren’t drawn to it enough to make the time. Continue reading “The Catacombs of Paris”

From Gheto to ghetto

ghetto (/ˈɡɛtəʊ/)

noun : a part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.

Most people would understand what was meant if an area of a city was refered to as a ‘ghetto’. A few weeks ago we visited the original ghetto – Gheto.

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Budapest, and why I no longer fit in my jeans

Last week we jumped aboard an EasyJet flight to Budapest. It was one of the places we knew least about before leaving, so we arrived with no expectations and open minds. Six days later we left having enjoyed every minute of our time and wondering when we’ll come back. Continue reading “Budapest, and why I no longer fit in my jeans”

Triumphal March

The reason why I am doing a piece of writing is this. We went to the Teatro La Fenice to get tickets for a opera and I saw a line of music boxes. I like music boxes so I bought the one I liked best which was called Triumphal March. Dad said I could only get it if I wrote something about it. This is the something I wrote. Continue reading “Triumphal March”

Venice, and why you too should go for three months

A common refrain when I mention we have three months in Venice is “It isn’t that big is it? What will you do for that long?” The answer to that is simple. We intend to get lost. A lot.

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