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Sea of Poppies for Armistice Day in London

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  Throughout the Commonwealth Nations, millions of people are wearing a red poppy pinned to their lapel to pay respect to those who lost their lives in the First World War. Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day), is observed on November 11th and marks the anniversary of the formal end of World War I. This was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with casualties of 9 million soldiers and 7 millions civilians. Read More

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The Breathtaking Scottish Highlands

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I went on a 3-day trip through the Scottish Highlands called Skye High Scotland with Haggis Tours and I will never forget it. Though I tend to avoid touristy activities, it seemed like the smartest way to see the Highlands which are some of the most beautifully majestic landscapes in the world. The tour company is geared toward active young people who want to make their cash stretch far as possible. Highlights Read More

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Countryside for Londoners – Hampstead Heath

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I had the pleasure of visiting a friend in London who lives in an area called Hampstead Heath, and it was something I never expected. It's an ancient park covering 790 acres and is one of the highest points in London. It has playgrounds, running tracks, duck ponds, three public swimming ponds and impressive views of the city. Some say it is the countryside for Londoners, and it's just five miles from Trafalgar Square. They Read More

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A Vintage Fashion Wonderland in Edinburgh, Scotland

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  I found myself in Edinburgh, Scotland with a few days to kill. I had no plans, I only knew I didn’t want to spend my days in the souvenir shops. As I strolled down a winding road I’m thinking, ‘this is more like it’, there is almost nobody around and I see these quirky, artsy store fronts, the kind that make you wonder what exactly they are selling. I didn't realize then that I was headed to the Grassmarket area, a Read More