Tag: history

The Elgin Marbles

The Elgin Marbles

My husband is sometimes sent to London for workshops. So when they sent him on a Friday, the night the British Museum is open late, we decided we’d spend a few more hours exploring its hallowed halls. A friend had already asked what we thought of the Elgin Marbles, so we made that our first …

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When Time Began to Tick

When Time Began to Tick

Lest you think I forgot… Some time ago I mentioned our first trip to the British Museum and the time we spent wandering the Egyptian exhibits. Believe it or not, the day was only half over at that point. My husband wanted to check out the early British history section, so that was our next …

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Off to See the Sights!

Off to See the Sights!

Since we moved to England, I’ve been looking forward to hosting visitors. My husband’s parents are working on seeing the world. They go someplace new every year. Since we happen to be living in a place they haven’t seen yet, this year they’re coming to visit! On top of that, a very good friend of …

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Egypt, Egypt, Egypt

Egypt, Egypt, Egypt

When we learned we were coming to England, there was never any question we’d visit the British Museum several times. It’s the kind of must-see location you wouldn’t want to cram into a single day. Even approaching the building was exciting. In England, there seem to be a lot of large gates with small doors …

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Always Check the Weather

Always Check the Weather

When we finally got settled into our apartment, we took our first serious look at sightseeing since our arrival. Turns out English schools have a half-term break for every term (and three terms). Unlike the usual two terms that we’re used to. Canadian schools don’t get a major break until Christmas, so it was a …

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Bucket List

Bucket List

A few weeks ago I wrote about places I’d visit if I could go to any of the many made-up universes in my favorite books. As much as I like escaping into fantasy realms, there are plenty of places in the real world I’d like to visit. Traveling the world has always been something my …

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First Port of Call

First Port of Call

After our brief stay in London, we lugged all our suitcases back to the train station and traveled to Portsmouth. Our trip to England proved an excellent opportunity to meet with a fellow writer we met years ago on an RPG forum. He and his lady graciously offered to host us while we looked for …

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A Walk in Westminster

A Walk in Westminster

Our first twenty-four hours in England were less than ideal. Much of this had to do with jet lag; we left Toronto at 7:20 PM and arrived at Gatwick Airport at 7:20 AM… seven hours after our departure. We both tried to sleep on the plane, but it’s a tricky thing to sleep sitting up. …

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The Crystal Skull

The Crystal Skull

Our final journey off-resort in Belize led us to Lubaantun. This smaller set of ruins must seem less impressive to some since we were alone that day on the bus, just the five of us and the driver. For me, Lubaantun was a far more interesting experience than Xunantunich; the pictures don’t really do the …

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Maiden of the Rock

Maiden of the Rock

While we spent a lot of time on the beach in Belize, it wasn’t the (sole) reason we visited the country. We took three ventures off-resort. The first was to see a Mayan ruin located about 80 miles west of Belize City. It was about a three hour drive from the resort, but well worth …

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