The Legend of St Frideswide

Let me tell you a story about a woman who once lived named Frideswide. Other than a sexy name, you must be thinking, why should I care about a woman who has been long dead? Here are 5 reasons:She founded a priory in Oxford, which later was incorporated into Christ...

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The Changing of the Guard

So you're in London and hitting all the must-see attractions, which obviously includes the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.  You walk excitedly through St. James Park, with the beautiful Palace coming into view in the distance.  But as you get closer, you...

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Bruges’ Most Famous Citizen

Bruges’ most favorite citizen is of the 4-legged variety. His name is Fidel, and he is beloved by millions of visitors who happen to pass by his open window.

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Bruges Through an iPhone Lens

On our second day in Bruges, my wife challenged me to leave my camera behind and only take pictures with my iPhone 4. Leaving my camera behind in a beautiful city like Bruges is not an easy thing for me, but nevertheless, challenge accepted! Some of the phone photos...

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Three Days in Budapest

  The Hungarian capital of Budapest is one of Europe's most underrated cities. Budapest is described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe" due to its beauty, charm, and 1,000-year-old culture. The city demands to be savored slowly over a period of time. But for...

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Hungary’s Most Unusual Relic

Budapest, a 1,000-year-old city that is considered one of the most beautiful in all Europe, has over time been home to the Romans, the Mongols, the Magyars, the Turks, and the Habsburgs. Budapest is also home to Hungary's most unusual relic: the severed, mummified...

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