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Colchester Castle

July 26, 2016
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Colchester or Coldchester?

My friends and I chose a cold January Saturday as a milestone for leaving behind the big Christmas and New Year’s alcohol coma and continue our ‘exploring the British towns’ project. If I remember correctly, it was Caroline’s idea to go … Continue reading

January 24, 2016
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Wayfaring in Transylvania: Count Mikes Estate in Zabola

Because my granddad’s family on my mother’s side originates from Zabola, recalling all the interesting stories about the castle and the Mikes family was always a habitual element of the family gatherings. I remember these tales very well since I was a … Continue reading

Prejmer

December 28, 2015
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Wayfaring in Transylvania: Prejmer Fortified Church

In my opinion the concept of a fortified church is a genius idea. They appeared in Transylvania around the 13th century, when the Hungarian kings brought the Saxon communities in. Because back in those days Transylvania was constantly threatened by … Continue reading

Highclere Castle

November 26, 2015
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The Dream Day of a Downton Fan

Despite the fact that I am a serious castle maniac, I wasn’t aware of the existence of Highclere Castle for a very long time. Then, a few years ago I discovered this show entitled Downton Abbey, and I managed to … Continue reading