The Tragic Loss and Destruction of Notre Dame Cathedral

For anyone who has visited Paris, Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous sights to visit. At 6:30 pm on Monday a fire broke out destroying the central spire, stained glass windows, and wooden interior. Paris, France and the World mourn for this loss of heritage with a vast outpouring of grief and […]

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The Year Of Indigenous Languages – A Personal Challenge

Carpe Diem in Scrabble Tiles

This year, UNESCO has is placing considerable emphasis on the importance of indigenous languages as part of cultural heritage. So much so, that they have named 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Language is more than just communication; it is a crucial aspect of cultural identity. Sadly, many of these languages are under […]

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From Balloch to Tarbet – The West of Loch Lomond

Where the sun shines fair on the banks of Loch Lomond Britain’s largest loch (or lake) is one of the most beautiful destinations in Scotland (and trust me there are a lot of places to chose from). I have spent many childhood summers visiting my grandparents who are only a 10-minute drive away. Situated in […]

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In The Shed Of The Famous Codebreakers at Bletchley Park

Situated an hour north of London, is an inconspicuous estate close to Bletchley train station. A mansion and grounds, that was pivotal in the modern era of information technology and cloaked in secrecy. Bletchley Park is home of the code breakers in World War II, with its exceptional historical importance still relevant today. The beginnings […]

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Jewels and Villains at the Tower of London

An impenetrable fortress on the north bank of the river Thames is the Tower of London. A long and multi-functional history since being built in 1066, the Tower has been a palace, a prison, an armoury, a royal mint, a treasury, a public records office and the home of the Crown Jewels. London’s Notorious Prison Most famously […]

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Top 7 Things To Do In Budapest

Budapest is a city of contrast. From the gently sloping hills of ancient Buda to the flat terrain of Pest. With a history of Celtic, Roman and Ottoman occupation, and pivotal during both of the World Wars, Budapest has something for everyone. Here are the top 7 things to do when you visit Budapest 1. […]

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Liverpool And The First Emperor Exhibition

Liverpool is home to one of the oldest and largest’s Chinese communities in Europe. The majority of Chinese migrants arrived in the 1830s, with the trade routes of silk, cotton and wool opening, and more arriving with established shipping lines.  The commercial shipping line created strong trade links between the cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong […]

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The Ultimate Liverpool Music Legacy Playlist

Liverpool has been synonymous with music since the Beatles burst on the scene in the 1960s, and of course, any road trip requires a banging playlist. Liverpool has been awarded a UNESCO City of Music status in 2015 for its influence on popular music that still resonates today, it seems that the only problem of […]

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The Forgotten British Languages And Their Resurgence

International Mother Language Day is recognised by UNESCO on the 21st February each year. This day celebrates linguistic diversity and promoting multilingual education worldwide. Out of these languages, there are an astounding 2464 languages listed as vulnerable and at risk, from almost 6000 internationally. Nearly 10% of these languages (approximately 600) may become extinct in […]

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Be Immersed In The History of Maritime Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College is the centrepiece of maritime Greenwich, just located on the River Thames towards the east of London. Maritime Greenwich is a listed UNESCO site, including Queens House, Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park (blog post to come!) What is now the Old Royal Naval College was once formerly the site of the […]

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