Posted in May 2011

In the footsteps of Dracula: Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

In the footsteps of Dracula: Robin Hood’s Bay to Whitby

Taking a break from city life is a good thing to do from time to time.   Not that York can ever be considered akin to a New York or a London, but it is still a city and for some unfathomable reason THE place to go for hen and stag parties in North Yorkshire (hot … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour: York, one week in

The Grand Tour: York, one week in

We have the Romans to thank for York.  Eboracum, they called it after establishing the colonia, later morphing into Jorvik when the Vikings took over and finally, York.  This is the city where Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor, Richard II wanted to relocate the English capital, Guy Fawkes was born, the Parliamentarians routed the … Continue reading

London, we hardly knew ye

London, we hardly knew ye

Three weeks was not long enough.  We are not tired of London and we are certainly not tired of life.  This city has been called a modern Babylon, a populous and smoky city where no one is ever healthy, a place for love and scandal, the epitome of our times, going beyond any boundary or … Continue reading

To market, to market

To market, to market

We’re anxious to try it!  And we did at the Borough Market, one of our favorite places to go in London.  Since 1014 there has been a market in this area south of the Thames, first under London Bridge where traders sold fish, grain, vegetables and livestock and then moving to its current location in … Continue reading