York – Walls of the City – To Keep Them Out or Keep You In?

York – Walls of the City – To Keep Them Out or Keep You In?
Once Upon A Time some English cities wanted to keep the visitors out. Starting during the Roman’s tour of Britain in the early years of the last century – the building of fortified walls around towns was really quite a trend. Now these structures and monuments are integral to attracting the modern day visitor – supply a host of restaurants, shops and hotels and the walls can keep your tourists inside to experience the ancient and modern.   One of the best-known of these walled cities Read more [...]

Visiting Norway

Visiting Norway
According to the United Nations Human Development Index, Norway is the best country on Earth in which to live. Its small population enjoys universal health care, comprehensive social security, subsidized higher education, and a very stable welfare net. The country has the second highest GDP in the world (after Switzerland) and the highest ranking on the Democracy Index. Still, Norway gets a tiny fraction of the tourists that visit other European states. Why, and should you go there? We’ll start Read more [...]