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Historical legends explored at Rose Hall, Jamaica

As a child my parents bought me a book about the White Witch of Rose Hall in Jamaica by Herbert G. de Lisser.

It’s a fascinating story about Annie Palmer, the former English owner of a plantation in Jamaica and her dictatorship over the lives of the slaves working on her land. There’s even a song written about the legend called “The Ballad of Annie Palmer” recorded by Johnny Cash. Continue reading Historical legends explored at Rose Hall, Jamaica

Stonehenge: a load of old rocks or something more?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, close to Amesbury and Salisbury. As one of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones that apparently opened in 2000 BC with construction commencing in 2600 BC. 

Now I say apparently because before visiting I knew very little about it and now, after the visit, well I still know very little.  Continue reading Stonehenge: a load of old rocks or something more?

Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland

As the second largest city of Switzerland, Geneva is home to main industries of banking, governmental administration, technology and tourism – there’s a vast mix of world class hotels like Intercontinental Geneva. The city prides itself as one of the most beautiful and cultured cities in the world offering nature and architecture with a rich palette of history. The city is also a major gateway to the Alps, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts all year round. Continue reading Five reasons to visit Geneva, Switzerland