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Throwback Thursday: A tour through the Houses of Parliament

Due to popular demand: the Big Ben Selfie! Taken after my own personal tour through the Houses of Parliament A photo posted by Ulrike (@travelreadexplore) on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:22pm PDT There hasn’t been a Throwback Thursday in a while but I have the week off my rent-paying job and so I’ve been up to my ears in writing blogposts (read: yay!!). This photo was taken at the end of July after a long festival weekend in London. I had met up with a friend who works at the Houses of Parliament and he gave me my own personal tour through the building. I had seen it so often on TV but seeing it in real life and without the obligatory history lesson was quite something. My friend¬†still gave me a bit of a history lesson but with a Scottish twist to...

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Throwback Thursday: A summery day in Ramsgate

Depending on where you are in the world, this is a very late Throwback Thursday, but never mind. This week’s Throwback Thursday is brought to you by a warm autumn day in September 2010. This picture was taken in Ramsgate, a week before I started Uni in Canterbury. I went to England early because I wanted to explore the area a bit before I got buried in books and essays and the stuff that comes with studying in England. I had actually planned to go and see the Charles Dickens museum in Ramsgate but unfortunately it was closed that...

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10 Things to do in London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” – Samuel Johnson (Life of Samuel Johnson), 1791 This is possibly one of the most ubiquitous quotes about London. But then again, the quote still holds true. You can have lived in London for a long time or may just have visited it very often, but there are still new things to discover. For those who have never been to this busy, multicultural and historic city, I have assembled my ¬†personal top 10 things to do on...

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