Oxford, England: Walking with Genius. Where the History of Humanity’s Past and the Hope for its Future Resides

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  Evolution and Genius Let’s be honest, humankind, as a species, really hasn’t evolved much since we crawled out of the primordial soup. The proof is all around us. Violence is rampant, we still lack compassion and empathy, and greed and corruption abound. But every once in a while, something magical happens. Something so beautiful […]

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Upton, England: The Place to Go When You Need the Blues

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I’ve always loved blues music in almost all its incarnations; Mississippi blues, Chicago blues, and especially English blues. But I have always thought it odd that the British had adopted what is essentially American Black roots music as its own. Artists like John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers and Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac belted out the […]

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Bath, England and Stonehenge: Romans, Ancient Temple, Architecture, Austen, A Proper Tea, Parking, and Much More

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England can certainly be overwhelming with all its traditions, antiquities, literature, and ales. I mean you have the Victorian period, Georgian architecture, Roman ruins, Shakespeare (see Carrie’s last post link here), the oldest universities on the planet, hell, the whole damn island seems like an UNESCO site. Speaking of UNESCO, it seems that almost anything […]

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Stratford-upon-Avon: An Ignoramus in Shakespeare’s Court

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It Doesn’t Get Much Cuter than Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon: Shakespeare’s birthplace, resting place, and many points in between. It’s a beautiful town. Boats up to 60 feet long, and no wider than an NBA guard is tall, ply the canal. Musicians play under gazebos in perfectly manicured parks. Tudor-style houses slouch here and there. And, of […]

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Newark-On-Trent, England: The Benefit of a Pet Sitting Gig For the Budget Minded Traveler and a Yankee Drives in England

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Traveling in an Expensive Country Can Be Fun Neither one of us speaks British, but we decided to brave it anyway and headed off to England after our Portugal adventure. The main problem for cheapskates like us, however, was the value of the pound relative to the US dollar made food, lodging, hell, everything very […]

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