Daereungwon Tomb Complex 대릉원

Daereungwon Tomb Complex 대릉원

All throughout Gyeongju are tombs that look a bit like giant hills or mounds. Accross from Nordic is the Daereungwon Tomb complex famous for Cheonmachong and Hwangnamdaechong Tomb. Hwangnamdaechong Tomb is the biggest, with two tombs of a royal husband and wife and a remarkable amount of gold and relics buried with them.  However you can't see in [...]

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South Carolina: Redcliffe Plantation

Redcliffe Plantation was completed in 1859 by James Henry Hammond and is the smallest of his many plantations. He named it Redcliffe because the dirt is red around the house and it sits up high. It was his show plantation, the party house, or the place to show off just how well he and his [...]

Big Ben and Parliament Square

Near Westminster Abbey my cousin and I wandered through Parliament Square in order to get a non packed view of the Elizabeth Tower and a closer look at the statues in Parliament Square. Big Ben is actually not the name of the tower or even the official name of any part of the tower. Big [...]

Sally Lunn and The Real Italian Ice Cream Company

After looking around the Roman Baths my cousin and I walked around town for the short time we had left.  Bath is an absolutely beautiful city and I wish we had had a lot more time there. A day or two would have been amazing. A friend of mine studied abroad at Bath Spa University [...]

Stonehenge

Second on our day tour after Windsor was Stonehenge. A beautiful and awe inspiring prehistoric monument that was built around the same time as the Egyptian pyramids. It's in an area filled with other prehistoric monuments, but is one of the most famous and the only one we had time to visit. Due to destruction [...]

The London Bridge Experience

When going through the list of things to do with the London Pass we were drawn to The London Bridge Experience. Apparently, according to the BBC before it was opened the workers who were digging found a crypt of skeletons and refused to keep working alone. The London Bridge Experience is a walking tour in [...]

Winchester Palace

After lunch my cousin and I walked around for a bit, and stumbled upon the ruins of Winchester Palace. The parts  that can be seen are the remains of the Great Hall of one of the most important and largest buildings of medieval London. The 12th century palace housed the bishops of Winchester for when they [...]