Carcassonne and the Cathars

29 October, 2012

Why were they hunted down, brutalized and burnt ? That is what happened to thousands of people called the Cathars, during the so called middle ages. Recently, I took a flight from the UK and went to Carcassone in France. Soon as I arrived at the airport, I saw a sign that said – ‘Welcome to the country of the Cathars.’ Yes, they are still in existence, despite the Pope and…

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Beatles Magical Music Tour

20 October, 2012

On my visit to the UK, I went to the city of Liverpool to attend a family wedding. It gave me the opportunity to follow a magical music tour of the Beatles. Taking a tour bus, our guide Adrian gave an excellent introduction to places like Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. Yes, the names of the songs reflected the local area where the Beatles lived . The barbers shop and the firemen with…

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Villages, Villes and Visitors

17 October, 2012

In search of amazing people I like to go to villages and villes. That is what I do in order to write stories and books for The Amazing People Club. This time I went to Figueres in Spain. That is where Salavdor Dali, the artist, worked for many years. There is now a grand Theatre Museum, showing his work,  in the centre of the town, as shown in the picture….

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Travels

11 October, 2012

During the last six weeks. I have been travelling to the UK, France and Spain. On the way, I looked for and found some amazing people. and amazing places. It still amazes me that a plane can hang in the air for over 12 hours and cover over 6000 miles with about 400 people on board. Just over 200 years ago, it took 9 months to sail from England to…

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Amazing People of London

17 July, 2012

William Shakespeare made his name here. So did Charles Dickens. Florence Nightingale made major contributions to hospitals and health in the city. Christopher Wren’s famous St Paul’s Cathedral still stands. The Houses of Parliament designed by Charles Barry grace the River Thames. Buckingham Palace, where the kings and queens have lived since the 18th century, overlooks the pretty gardens of St James’ Park. At the other end of London, the…

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Amazing Olympic Stories

17 July, 2012

How many opportunities have come your way today? How many of them have you taken? Those are questions that Dr William Penny Brookes focused on. As a result, he helped re-ignite interest in the Olympic Games. Rather than choose a major city to bring people together, he chose Much Wenlock. This is a small community in Nail using, to and slippery non prescription meds to get high comparison alternate neutrals…

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