Category Archives: Travel make me learn

Free room and board for a week in Spain with Diverbo

How does a week in Spain, all expenses paid, sound to you? How about eating fantastic Spanish food, learning about (and trying) local customs, and understanding Spanish culture through conversations with Spaniards? At first I thought it was too good … Continue reading

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Gifts and lessons from the sea at Lyme Regis, UK

The day began gray, with rain a good probability. It was about time really; I’d only had one day of rain the whole time I’d been in England. But it would be nice if it held off. This day, my … Continue reading

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I have a confession. Learning history in Canterbury, UK

I have a confession. I never took World History. Not in high school, not in 14 years of college (slow learner). But it’s never too late to learn. So I’m taking this travel opportunity to fix my ignorance, at least … Continue reading

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Punting on the River Stour in Canterbury, UK

I finally took the historic punting tour on the River Stour, close to my last day in Canterbury. I don’t know why I procrastinated so long. Maybe I wanted the anticipation to linger. I’ve been seeing the Canterbury Punting Company’s … Continue reading

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Beachcombing “tools” to the rescue, at Margate, UK

I’d been in Canterbury for a week, and hadn’t noticed how much I missed the sea. Canterbury, in the county of Kent, is inland about 6 miles from the closest beach. By train, the closest is Margate, the site of … Continue reading

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Back when street names meant something. Canterbury, UK

I am fortunate to be staying in the Canterbury City Centre, mostly defined by the original Roman city walls, built between 270-280 AD, and rebuilt in the 14th century. I love wandering. Come explore with me; the city centre is … Continue reading

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Must-see sights, Brighton, UK

I took the City Sightseeing bus to plan how and what to see in Brighton over my next three days. The feel of the seaside resort city (250K) is a combination of Regency and Victorian. The town’s popularity started in … Continue reading

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