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Yesteryear Europe, December – Remembering Lennon

 Liverpool, history,United Kingdom   Dec 2, 2016    By

Mark David Chapman…what a dick. He got into some cool music early on in life, before discovering extremist religion which led him to turn on his musical heroes. His ‘hit list’ didn’t just include John Lennon, but also David Bowie. I guess Lennon angered him more with the quote about the Beatles being ‘more popular […]


London…it’s Elementary!

United Kingdom London, United Kingdom   Jul 4, 2016    By

“You have to go to London!” “Why?” “Because you do! How can you be in Europe for over two years and not go to London?” “I like smaller cities I guess….” “Isn’t it just a two hour train ride away?” “Well yes, but….” “You’re stupid if you don’t go!” Okay, I give up…I went to […]


Yesteryear Europe, June – Churchill and the Finest Hour

 London, United Kingdom   Jun 30, 2016    By

Those who know me realize I wasn’t super excited about my London trip last year. I enjoyed it, but it was what I thought it would be…big city feel…like a European New York. The only two solid items on my ‘to do’ list – 1) Visit Baker street of Sherlock Holmes fame; and 2) Get my […]


Yesteryear Europe, March – Dickens

 London, history,wanderlust   Mar 24, 2016    By

Few would argue that Charles Dickens is one of the best writers of the 19th century. Mostly known for ‘A Christmas Carol’, that novella spawned a multitude of depictions in other media. The most popular of my generation is probably the Bill Murray movie ‘Scrooged’, but I’m more partial to the George C. Scott rendition […]


I read the news today, oh boy…

United Kingdom Liverpool, United Kingdom   Aug 23, 2013    By

Liverpool was only an hour by train from Manchester, and being a crazed Beatles fan I just had to make the trip. Thanks to the woman on the street who walked me to the train station when I was wandering around lost, I ended up making my train by 2 minutes! I bought a tour […]


Home of English Football!

United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom   Aug 23, 2013    By

So what made me decide on Manchester for a trip? Well, it is the British capital of football, so I planned this trip around the opening weekend of premier league season, and also planned on hitting the national football museum while there. Also, as usual Ryanair, my favorite budget airline, flew there round trip for […]


To the Homeland

United Kingdom Edinburgh, United Kingdom   Mar 28, 2013    By

This was NOT a work trip, I finally was able to escape to Scotland. A little background, I took a similar trip to Edinburgh a couple of years ago after a work trip to Norway. I went to see one of my ancestor’s graves, as the MacGregor family is from an area somewhat near Edinburgh. […]