More walking around in the historic town of Le Mans

Saturday morning started with blue sky and warm temperatures and a visit to the Cathedral Saint Julian. We had circled…

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First impression of the Cité Plantagenêt in Le Mans

Why nobody had anything good to say about Le Mans is beyond me. Before leaving for Le Mans I fielded…

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A trip to France for history nerds

There was never a question that vacationing in France isn’t fantastic. The country is big, people are nice when you…

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More impressions of San José

San José was the only city I visited during my three weeks in Costa Rica. I figured that I would…

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Books

Holding Onto Forever (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 1) by Heidi McLaughlin: If you have the impressions that this…

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The Broch of Gurness and searching for Northern Lights

I guess most of Mainland was by now crossed off our must-see list. From Kirkwall, to Skara Brae, the Brough…

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Stromness and the south of Mainland Orkney

The ferry to Hoy left from Houton, which is in the southwest of Mainland Orkney. So while already in this…

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The Brough of Birsay and an Earl’s Palace

Orkney was totally different planned, with more trips to the other islands and lots more Neolithic graves and a visit…

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