The Greatest Bridge in London

I learned about bridges in my science class last year.  Most bridges fall into 3 categories: beam, arch, and suspension.  London has a lot of bridges from a long time ago and some that are new from the year 2000! It was amazing to actually go on

The First of Many New Religious Experiences

Today, after a long day of touring, we thought we’d like to go to church. But not in just any church. We wanted to go to a church service at Westminster Abbey where the royal family hold their coronations, weddings and funeral services. The 5:00pm Evensong service

Getting around town…

There are a number of ways to get into the centre of London.  For us, a trip to the city centre takes us 30 minutes without any fuss. In Toronto, you basically have two choices: Drive Take a combination of train, bus, subway Option 1 can be

Getting your feet wet in London…

Grab your map, umbrella, and Wellies, and you’re set to tour in London! One of the things we love about travel is jumping right into the thick of things and getting our bearings. The Internet plays a large part in this as we do our research to

Olympic Update!

What does a city do with an amazing Olympic facility after the games?  Well that’s something we wanted to find out while in London. We decided to visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which is by the Stratford tube station and close to the house where

On the Move to London England!

Greetings from Katina…. Sorry I haven’t been on the blog; I was teaching an online AQ course for the month of July. I had an amazing class, but the wireless connectivity was somewhat sketchy and certainly made things more challenging. All my reports and paper

What Are Giants Doing In Ireland?

Have you ever seen a giant? Let me take you on our journey along the Antrim Coast where I saw castles, cute towns and where I heard about a giant named Finn McCool…… After an interesting day in Belfast, we headed north along the Causeway Coastal

The Sad, but True, Story

“Our revenge will be the laughter of our children”. That was a quote by the Irish Republican Bobby Sands, who lived in Belfast. We drove to Northern Ireland today because we were curious about what the North was like. We went on a tour around the

The Jewels of Ireland

Over the past couple of weeks we have searched for the hidden gold of the Leprechauns.  Unfortunately, we did not find the gold at the end of the rainbow, but we did find plenty of jewels… You may have heard Ireland called “the emerald isle” on

A Long Time Ago, in Bunratty Village….

Today we visited the Bunratty Castle and learned lots of interesting facts about the defence of the castle and bits of information about the castle itself.  To learn more information about the defences of Bunratty Castle, click here to read Zoe’s post. After visiting the

8, 9, 10, 11, AAAHHHHHHHH!

What do you think would happen if you tried to attack Bunratty Castle? We went to Bunratty Castle and took a tour of the castle and the grounds. We started in the basement where we learned the history about the castle. We went outside and the tour guide,