“Mine Own Romantic Town”

“Piled deep and massy, close and high mine own romantic town.” This is Edinburgh, Scotland as described by author Sir Walter Scott. After spending the weekend in Edinburgh, I was able to see what Scott, and so many others, have fallen in love with. I did some research before my journey, learning about the literary, … Continue reading “Mine Own Romantic Town”

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Oxford or Cambridge?

Where can you find cobblestone streets, medieval architecture, botanical gardens, and punting? England can boast of having not one, but two University towns which have all of these. Oxford and Cambridge have an old rivalry, one which has lasted through the centuries. It all began when scholars fled Oxford to escape religious and political conflict. … Continue reading Oxford or Cambridge?