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Romancing the Blarney Stone in Cork


Everyone tells you that you have to visit Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. So guess what, I did! I may have spent some time romancing the Blarney Stone in Cork, Ireland. Getting There To get there from Dublin I took a train to Cork, it was a bit pricey, then a bus from Cork to […]


An Afternoon Spent at the Eiffel Tower


The same day I went to Versailles, after lots of walking, I went to the Eiffel Tower. I had a wonderful, though partly traumatizing afternoon spent at the Eiffel Tower. For those of you who hate heights, like myself, suck it up and do it anyway. This way you won’t ever have to do it again! Also, take […]


Hever Castle, Childhood Home of Anne Boleyn

Hever Castle

Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn is outside of London, but not far. If you aren’t fluent on the wives of Henry the 8th, Anne was Henry’s second wife. She was the reason for the break from the Catholic church. Henry needed a divorce from his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and the Pope wouldn’t […]


What to Do with a Night in Rome


After my long haul to get to Rome, I was really happy to finally be there. I had made it in one piece, by myself! Being that I’d never been to Rome, or Italy, and spoke very very very little Italian. I was really impressed with myself. I decided to hit up some of the […]


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles from England to Rome


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles from England to Rome….I don’t think I’ve ever been more worried about missing a connection than I was the day I went from Stratford-upon-Avon, England to Rome, Italy. I had literally booked it down to the minute. I wanted to get as much time as possible in Rome since I had […]


Shakespeare’s Birthplace Garden


Shakespeare’s Birthplace After touring Shakespeare’s Birthplace you exit into the garden. I was just in time to catch some live theatre! These two lovely actors were performing bits of Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. The both of them were wonderful and interacted with the crowd that had formed around them. I had requested the bit […]


Enter Into Shakespeare’s Birthplace