Category Archives: Europe

Who Will Win The Tour de France?

Le Tour de France 2015 Chris Froome. OK, you probably wanted more than that… 2015 marks the 102nd Tour de France, although the first Tour ran in 1903, it took a break during both World Wars. In 2014 the Tour de France started in Yorkshire, England, in front of wild crowds, before heading to Buckingham… Read More »

Tired and Emotional In The UK

The Great British Euphemism Despite popular opinion, British people will often go out of their way to avoid being rude. Partly that’s because we’re a really polite people, but in the public area of life it’s also because the libel laws in the UK are draconian and people can be sued for publishing untruths about… Read More »

Hamlet’s Castle – Elsinore Near Copenhagen

When William Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, and described Elsinore Castle, it was Kronborg Castle at Helsingor in Denmark he was really talking about. The Castle and its star defenses are now a UNESCO World Heritage site and are well worth a visit, whether your interest is in English literature, Nordic history, military strategy, medieval architecture, or… Read More »

Leicester City 5 Manchester United 3

I Was There Some sporting events send shockwaves across the world, some change peoples’ views on society, some are really dull. The Manchester United game at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on 21 September 2014 was none of those, but it was an exciting and improbable game that confounded the bookies and gave football’s most… Read More »