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Be as sneaky as old timey Venetian politicians while learning all the secrets of the Doge's Palace!
Be as sneaky as old timey Venetian politicians while learning all the secrets of the Doge's Palace with Walks of Italy!
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Meanwhile, on the paternoster...

#engineering   #history   #uk  

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The "bee orchid" (Ophrys apifera) grows wild on The Burren in Co. Clare #Ireland . Just lovely! #wildflowers  
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He is right. This is proof that we are related.

#stpatricksday   #geek   #ireland   #siblings  
"What happens in Ireworld on St Paddy's Day, sis?" my brother asked innocently.
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"Find someone who loves you like Kanye loves Kanye <3" Sage advice from @vtownbarcork 

#love   #ireland   #kanyewest   #funny  

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Attention all geeks! Travel, Star Wars, history, and the rest! 

One of the most important parallels between the history of the Skelligs and the Star Wars universe is the role that the monks of Skellig Michael played in preserving knowledge. 

“This took place in a time when the old order and power of the Roman Empire had completely disintegrated and when illiterate, pagan, barbaric hordes, who were devoid of understanding the Greco-Roman heritage, were rearranging Europe. While Greece lay in ruins and Rome was being pillaged and plundered, the best of their accomplishments were preserved only in books.” (“It Takes a Monk to Save a Civilization” by Ben House) 

The monks saved the art of writing as well as histories that would otherwise have been lost, just as Luke preserves the Jedi arts.

#starwars   #travel   #ireland   #history   #geek  
As Star Wars: The Force Awakens inches toward becoming the highest-grossing film in history, you’re might be a touch curious about how it came to be. This new video gives us a rare peek behind-the-scenes at the actual making of the film, and specifically how director J.J. Abrams chose the location for TFA’s powerful final scene.
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I love funny cow stories. Add yodeling to the mix and, well, you have a winner! ;)

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I travel widely. Every year I spend months in many wonderful countries. So why do I hold Innsbruck, Austria, so deeply in my heart?
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Ireland is gorgeous in the summer!

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Every once in a while, Ireland has a summer. You'd think it would be a rather regular occurrence, but I assure you it is not.
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Summer has finally arrived! I should probably knock wood when I say that, but I'm still basking in the glow of a glorious, sunny Ireland. 
Summer has finally arrived! I should probably *knock wood* when I say that, but I'm still basking in the glow of a glorious, sunny Ireland.
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Did you know that Greek and Roman column designs were borrowed from Egypt? And were originally based on plants like papyrus, lotus, and palm? Little tidbits like that make ruins come to life!

#travel   #greece   #turkey   #italy   #egypt   #mediterranean   #history   #archaeology  

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/columns.htm
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How Not to Write About Africa, a satirical piece by Binyavanga Wainaina, performed by Djimon Hounsou.

(Text here: http://granta.com/how-to-write-about-africa/)

#travel   #writing   #writingtips   #africa   #satire   #culture   #blogging  
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"Any time you have a problem, you have an extra set of resources at your disposal..." Also a strong argument for #diversity.

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This is the G+ page for TourAbsurd.com, the travel blog of Katrina Stovold: travel, photos, humor, and inspiration!

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