Rotarua and the Springs that Shaped the Landscape

Rotarua and the Springs that Shaped the Landscape

Rotarua isn’t like anywhere else. The first thing you notice is the strong smell of sulphur everywhere. And then you spot steam puffing out of the most unlikely places. By the side of the road, or in people’s front gardens. The locals take it for granted, but all this...

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The Long History of Birdoswald Roman Fort

The Long History of Birdoswald Roman Fort

In some ways I found Birdoswald Roman Fort the most interesting of the forts on Hadrian’s Wall. Although the remains are less extensive than those of better known sites like Housesteads or Chesters, there are other reasons to visit. Like the fact that it is set in the...

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