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Category Archives: History

Memories of a most special childhood

Now that I’ve started on the whole “trip down memory lane” I thought that I would just keep going. As I mentioned in my blog a few days ago, when I … Continue reading

May 9, 2018 · 5 Comments

Bathurst: a fresh slice of England since 1820

Yesterday we took a quick day trip to Grahamstown not far from where we are staying. This town, which is home to Rhodes University and many top schools, was founded … Continue reading

April 27, 2018

A private visit to the Fort de Flemalle

I’m nearly done here but just before I end this journey I thought I would post about my visit to the “Fort de Flemalle” outside Liège. The fort is one of … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

Exploring a small corner of Belgium’s mining legacy

Liège, in the east of Belgium, is tied closely to the extraction of coal. After originally being known as a trade centre, the city was built on the back of … Continue reading

March 5, 2016

My Liege, how did I not explore you more before?

I am currently in Liège, in Belgium’s Wallonie (French-speaking) district. I lived here as an exchange student when I was 18 and try to come back as often as possible to … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · 4 Comments

The spot where druids used to play

I promised that I would post more photos from my visit to the village of La Haye-de-Routot in Normandy. This community, just south of the Forêt de Brotonne, would probably have been … Continue reading

February 28, 2016

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