Where to Find the Romans in Sofia, Bulgaria

Where to Find the Romans in Sofia, Bulgaria

I was aware that Bulgaria was once part of the Roman Empire, and that there were impressive Roman remains in some parts of the country. However I hadn’t expected to find much in Sofia, the capital city. So I was surprised at how much evidence there was of the Romans...

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St Winefride’s Well: The Lourdes of Wales

St Winefride’s Well: The Lourdes of Wales

Everyone has heard of Lourdes, the French town that pilgrims have been flocking to since 1858 in the hope of miraculous cures. Yet St Winefride’s Well, in the north Wales town of Holywell, is much lesser known. Even though it has been a place of pilgrimage and healing...

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Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

Book Review: Lonely Planet Street Art

I enjoy street art. I like the colour, the boldness and the frequent subversiveness. And I like the way that street art is often associated with the renewal of places that have been damaged, whether through poverty, violence, or - as in the case of Christchurch, New...

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