Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral, a wonder of the Middle Ages

One of my favourite Cathedrals in England is definitely Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire. I have visited this Cathedral  a couple of times now and every time I have been amazed at the beauty and architecture of this Cathedral.  Ely is only a 25 minute drive from my parents house so it is one of the first places my mother takes any visitors from South-Africa. The … Continue reading Ely Cathedral, a wonder of the Middle Ages

Stonehenge, England

Stonehenge, Home of Magic, Druids and Pagan Rituals

One of my first great adventures was exploring England, nearly ten years ago. Very high on my England Travel wish-list was definitely the much speculated about Stonehenge. It is one of the mystical places where it seems nobody actually knows what it was used for or by whom it was built. It is surrounded in mystery and your imagination can run wild with all the … Continue reading Stonehenge, Home of Magic, Druids and Pagan Rituals

Squirrels!!

Wordless Wednesday: Squirrel

Squirrels are extremely intelligent creatures. They are known to put on elaborate bogus food burying displays to deceive onlookers. The fake burials are to trick potential thieves, such as other squirrels or birds, into thinking that they have stored their food stock there. Any observers planning on taking the stash will then focus on the bogus burial site, allowing the squirrel to bury the real … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Squirrel

Red is Leister Square

Wordless Wednesday: Red is Leicester Square

Leicester Square is London’s home of entertainment. This is where you can enjoy a west end show, an international cinema premiere, relax in one of the many hotels, restaurants and bars or visit one of London’s top attractions. With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right in … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday: Red is Leicester Square

Holkham Hall

Holkham Hall a Roman Palace in England

Holkham Hall is an 18th-century country house located next to the village of Holkham, on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. This beautiful place was just a bit over an hours drive from my parents house in England and perfect for an afternoon outing. The hall was constructed in the Palladian style for Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester  and has been their family home since then. ” It … Continue reading Holkham Hall a Roman Palace in England

Neal’s Yard

Neal’s Yard, a Secret Hide-away in Central London

Neal’s Yard is a small alley in Covent Garden between Shorts Gardens and Monmouth Street which opens into a courtyard. Neal’s Yard is one of those places that if you didn’t know it was there, you might well pass by it loads of times and simply never come across it. It is quite easy to miss and just walk by as it the sign leading to it is not very obvious.  I came upon this … Continue reading Neal’s Yard, a Secret Hide-away in Central London

Wells-next-the-Sea

The “Beached” Boats of Wells-next-the-Sea

The English country side is a treasure trove of beautiful sights and towns to explore, each with its own quirkiness. One of my favourite afternoon outings was to Wells-next-the-Sea, a seaport situated on the North Norfolk coast in England.  Wells-next-the-Sea is beautiful and historic seaside resort, but the most striking part is its small harbour that is filled with small boats. I have seen loads of photos of … Continue reading The “Beached” Boats of Wells-next-the-Sea

York Minster Cathedral

York Minster, England is one of the world’s largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals

York in itself is a beautiful city but York Minster is actually one of England’s most popular attractions. This Gothic Cathedral is also one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.  York Minster was voted one of the UK’s Seven Wonders by visitors in 2002. This cathedral was one of the first places in York that I got to explore and I think I actually … Continue reading York Minster, England is one of the world’s largest Medieval Gothic Cathedrals

The Shambles in York, UK

The “Shambles” is the most photographed street in England!.

If one street could exemplify York in England, its character, beauty and incredibly rich history, then it is  definitely the Shambles. Setting foot on the ancient cobbles I was greeted by the bustling hubbub of locals and tourists, it looked like this is THE place to be when you are in York. Even before I entered the famous little street called the Shambles I stopped … Continue reading The “Shambles” is the most photographed street in England!.

The Beautiful Sights of Bath

A Walking Tour Through the City of Bath

For those who love walking and want to explore everything a city has to offer I definitely recommend a self guided walk through Bath. I got myself a town map and then walked around getting to see the beautiful architecture of the city up close and personal. I did this same walk acouple of times and every time I would actually see something new that … Continue reading A Walking Tour Through the City of Bath

The Avon River flowing through Bath

A stroll along the Avon River in Bath, England.

While living in Bath I got to know the city quite well and my favourite thing on Sundays were to take long walks along the beautiful Avon River that runs through the city. Unfortunately Parade gardens are only open from April to September so I never actually got to go into these beautiful gardens that were at river level and actually just around the corner … Continue reading A stroll along the Avon River in Bath, England.

Roman Baths

The City Bath is a piece of Roman history in England

Roman baths were part of the day-to-day life for Romans and  Bath in Somerset, England has one of the best examples of a Roman bath complex in Europe. I got to walk past these Baths every day on my way to work and couldn’t wait to explore them with my friends. The Roman Baths themselves are actually well below the modern street level. We entered … Continue reading The City Bath is a piece of Roman history in England

Bath Abbey

Bath Abbey is built on a mass grave

Moving anywhere new is scary and if you don’t know the place or anybody living there it makes it even scarier. The first time I actually moved somewhere where I didn’t know a soul was to Bath in the UK. I moved into a shared flat right next to the river and across the street from the Beautiful Bath Abbey. I arrived mid autumn and … Continue reading Bath Abbey is built on a mass grave

Big Ben

Big Ben, a World Famous and Iconic Clock Tower

Big Ben has become a symbol of the United Kingdom, particularly in the visual media. When a television or film-maker wishes to indicate a generic location in England, a popular way to do so is to show an image of the tower, often with a red double-decker bus or black cab in the foreground. I tried my best to replicate one of these famous shots but no bus or … Continue reading Big Ben, a World Famous and Iconic Clock Tower

London's Millennium Footbridge

Crossing the Thames River by London’s “wobbly” Millennium Footbridge

This footbridge, is a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians to cross the River Thames in London. It links Bankside from St Paul’s Cathedral with the City of London at the Modern Tate museum. Londoners nicknamed the bridge the “Wobbly Bridge” after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion on the first two days after the bridge opened. The … Continue reading Crossing the Thames River by London’s “wobbly” Millennium Footbridge

Kensington Palace

London’s 300 Year Old Kensington Palace was even Diana’s Royal Home

During April in England you expect it to be wet and maybe cold but not freezing!! I had on my “Russian Winter” coat and was so glad that I remembered to bring a pair of gloves with me for my day of exploring in London. Spring was not far away but there was no sign of it and as we walked through the park to … Continue reading London’s 300 Year Old Kensington Palace was even Diana’s Royal Home