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Empress of the Night Author Eva Stachniak on Writing, Travel, and Inspiration

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Jul 08, 2014 / 0 comments

In the maelstrom of facts and myths that is history, dates, personages, and events both cataclysmic and small swirl throughout time, gradually losing force as new events take place, new rulers ascend, new wars obliterate memories of past battles.

Traveling the Cambodian Genocide

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Mar 20, 2014 / 0 comments

Sometimes, even though history is unbearable to revisit, we must. We must to change the future, to honor those that have lost their lives, to make sure that this never happens again. One such history is the tragegy that is still unfolding in Cambodia.

Up Close and Personal with the Terracotta Army

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Mar 13, 2014 / 0 comments

A HALF DAY SEEING THE TERRACOTTA WARRIOR MUSEUM IN XIAN, CHINA

“Hi there.”

Oh no, not another guide trying to sell me his services, I turned around to give another resounding no but was greeted by…

“Don't worry, I'm not a guide.”

Travel Europe by Car: the Falkirk Wheel and Stirling, Scotland

by KVoigts / Jun 26, 2013 / 0 comments

Scotland is an incredibly gorgeous country, with so much history to soak in.  Let's take a day trip to Stirling, and see what happens along the way.
 

Kids Love Ancient Egypt and Archaeology

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Apr 22, 2013 / 3 comments

If you've got a kid like mine, they are POSSESSED by an intense desire to learn anything - ANYTHING! - about Ancient Egypt.

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Which Four Presidents Call Cincinnati Home?

Ohio is nicknamed “The Mother of Presidents” because eight of 44 presidents were from Ohio. They are William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft, and Warren B. Harding. Of those eight, four of them were from Greater Cincinnati. 

Exploring the History Beneath the Tower of London

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Nov 25, 2012 / 0 comments

The Tower of London was once home to William the Conqueror. It is a place that I have always wanted to visit, but I have never had the chance to, until now.

Staigue Fort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland

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Apr 15, 2011 / 4 comments

Driving the Ring of Kerry, and want to get off the beaten path? Head to Staigue Fort - it's between Sneem and Caherciveen, off a tiny road inland. You will drive a very narrow lane, but keep following the signs. There's a visitor centre with films (and a cafe), although we never stopped there. Park your car in the lot and pay your voluntary entrance fee. Skip across the creek, and climb a small hill to get to the fort.

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Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

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Culloden

Imagine an expansive field, filled with grassy areas, bogs, wet moors. Off to the side, sheep graze. Occasionally, you'll see a flag posted. There are a few benches, alongside the paths. There's a old thatch-roofed Leanach cottage off to the left. And, inexplicably, an air of sadness infused with every breath you take.

Culloden

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