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Above the Clouds – Summiting the Helvellyn

The Lake District, a region located in the north of England, is home to some of the highest peaks in Britain.  This beautiful part of England is truly a hiker’s paradise. Towards the end of Autumn, hikes become difficult because of the 3 p.m. sunset and ever-changing temperatures.  These mountains don’t appear treacherous from afar, but when combined with frequent rainstorms …

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Hostel Review: Astor Hyde Park in London

London is a world famous city like New York, Paris, Rome, Istanbul or Tokyo.  England became my 33rd country and London my 300th something urban jungle.  When visiting a city you also have to consider where you will sleep and from where will you set up your home base to explore the city.  Look no further than Astor Hyde Park …

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London in January

January, 2016 If you ever wondered what London looks like in January, in the deep middle of a Winter season… Beautiful St James Park One of the most popular and ubiquitous sightseeings in London – the famous red phone booths Horse Guards square, opposite the Admiralty and Ministry of Defense Winter in the city Nelson’s Column in the Trafalgar Square …