Giant’s Causeway has been on my must see list for quite some time, so a quick jaunt over to Belfast on our way to Finland was an absolute must! Northern Ireland has a tumultuous history with a civil war that lasted thirty years. The British ruled the island until 1921 when the partition split the … More Belfast, Northern Ireland
Bath, England is well known for its Roman baths originally built in 60 AD… yeah, that long ago! And before then, it was known for its hot springs. It became even more popular in the 17th century when people claimed the waters had healing properties. “The waters of Sulis” attracted many people over the past … More Bath, England
I should have posted about Stonehenge on summer or winter solstice; it would have been more fitting. But alas, here we are. The iconic Stonehenge was built between 3000 and 2000 BC with stones weighing upwards of 25 tons. The 13 feet high stones form a ring that align perfectly to the sunset of the … More Stonehenge:: Dreaming of A Solstice
When I think of Wales, I remember: cold stone walled castles, drizzling rain, tiny delicate flowers, rich green ferns, a nagging chill that I can’t seem to shake out, hearty soups, more dreary rain, and sparsely populated towns.
Scotland: my first experience that harkened a gripping desire to live in the UK. I spent three glorious weeks with one of my dearest college friend’s family in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her family had lived there for nearly five years in a beautiful grey stoned home that hosted many a tea and scone filled afternoons. Her … More Scottish Highlands
If someone asked me which city in the world I would choose to live in outside of the United States, I would blurt out immediately, “London!” I know it’s not exotic or tropical or a typical “get-away” location, but I adore that city with all of my heart. Even the gray dreary rain-filled days hold … More My Cup of Tea// London