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Why York is and always will be, my favourite place

For me, York feels like coming home. Yes, I lived close to the city when I was little, visited multiple times and now one of my closest friends lives up there. But it’s more than that.  Maybe it’s the beauty. Maybe it’s the history. Maybe it’s the wonderful yet indecipherable Northern accent. I can’t put my finger on it, but…

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6 things Oxford has that Cambridge doesn’t

Unless you live in Oxford or Cambridge, you may not be aware of the intense rivalry between the two prestigious university towns. And this is no normal rivalry. It dates back to around 1208 when some Oxford scholars took refuge in Cambridge while fleeing from some irate Oxford towns-folk (probably because they thought they were better than everyone else, even…

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A guide to Brighton and why it’s so undeniably cool

Brighton is a cool place. But on the face of it, Brighton really doesn’t seem like anything special. It’s a little coastal town in the UK that used to be a resort where the posh Londoners could “get away from it all”.  But somehow, against all the odds, it has managed to avoid the decay suffered by other British resort…

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The definitive guide to Rhodes for History nerds

Rhodes has a special place in my heart as ti was the last destination of mine and David’s honeymoon. And it was the perfect destination for two history nerds. (CUTE)  We spent 4 days on the island exploring every ancient area of interest we could. Because we didn’t get enough of that in England… Stay near the Old Town of…

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5 unique British habits America needs to adopt today

America is obsessed with the Britian. (The UK is also obsessed with America but thats a story for another day). They love the Royal Family, the accent, the period dramas (anyone seen the Downton Abbey film yet?!!) The US is so entralled by Great Britain that it has sent Meghan Merkle over to join the monarchy and probably begin opening negotiations…

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5 things Game of Thrones fans need to do in Dubrovnik

Ok, I’m not going to lie the main reason why my family and I visited Dubrovnik was to take part in some intense Game of Thrones tourism. And it did not disappoint. We visited before the shockingly awful season 8 finale when we all naively thought these amazingly complex storylines just might accumulate into something. But now we are left…

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5 reasons to LOVE the Lake District

Having grown up in the South East of the UK, I never really ventured “up north”. To me it was a distant place shrouded in rain, clouds and the sometimes beautiful, sometimes utterly incoherent Northern accent. (Go listen to Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys talk, you’ll see what I mean).  Aside from York (which I ADORE) and then Scotland,…

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10 things to do in Cambridge, by an ex-local

When I’m thinking of home, Cambridge is definitely the first place that comes to mind.  It’s the city where I grew up, went to school, met some life long friends, got drunk for the first time, had my first kiss, and dated my husband. So I obviously hated it and couldn’t wait to leave. Its actually a really cool place,…

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