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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

The universe is a green dragon

The universe is a green dragon

The universe works in mysterious ways.  When Steve and I were in London last May we met three funny friendly fellow beer aficionados at The Rake, a pub in Borough Market.  We struck up a conversation with John, Andy and Hamish and covered such topics as beer, good pubs in London, World War II, US politics … Continue reading

The Grand Tour: London, one week in

The Grand Tour: London, one week in

Our first post! We are thrilled that our blog is up and running but more important is that we have finally embarked on this adventure around the world, something that we have been planning for several years. A bit about the name of our blog, Grand Tour of the Middling Sort. It is an amalgamation of two … Continue reading