• Leaning Tower of Pisa

    Pisa beyond the Tower

    If I say “Pisa” the leaning tower is the first thing that pops into people’s minds almost straight away. And, of course, those millions of photos circling around the internet, where everyone thinks that they are “holding” this building in the most unique way possible. And no. They are not. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that super old Sport chocolate advert, where a Bob Marley doppelgänger is riding a motorbike when he spots a tourist posing-as-if-he-would-be-holding the tower, he quickly jumps off his vehicle and with all his strength gained from eating the chocolate helps the unsuspecting man straighten the tower. He then vanishes in the crowd. You can watch this…

  • Colchester Castle

    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 and check out Colchester, a place I’ve never heard of before and I had no idea if there is anything interesting to see. Now I can tell you: there is. Colchester is not just Britain’s oldest roman town, but theoretically it is considered to be Britain’s oldest town, period. This fact suggests that visitors will find lots of historical buildings, ruins and and other curiosities here. A nagy karácsonyi és újévi…