England – York

St Mary’s Abbey, York, England

York is a historical city located in Yorkshire, England.
It was founded by the Romans in 71 AD.

I’m guessing, that New York City in the USA is more known that York in the UK; but it’s good to be aware that New York got its name in honor of the Duke of York, later King James II of England.

England – Stonehenge

England – Stonehenge

I remember a long time ago, reading about Stonehenge.
And somehow I thought Stonehenge doesn’t exist any more.
Well, it sounded so extraordinary, and children may easily get a wrong impression.
Anyway, I was quite fascinated by the place and thought it would be amazing to see it!

And, one day, I convinced 2 of my friends to go there, and a child’s dream came true. πŸ™‚

Stonehenge, a ring of standing stones, was probably constructed around 2,500 BC. It’s still not clear who built it, when, and why.

Check the English Heritage website for more information.

England – Fish and Chips

Windsor, England

Fish and chips is a very popular dish in England,
however, it doesn’t have a very long history in the UK, since about 1860s.

For me, it was just a right dish to try in the UK. πŸ™‚

p.s. I know, I’m showing you a picture of a bit different dish than “fish & chips”. πŸ˜‰

England – Pubs

Salisbury, England

When you’re in England, or in general in the United Kingdom, you have to go to the “public house”, i.e. pub.
Go to pub, order beer, ale or cider and fish & chips and enjoy the atmosphere. πŸ™‚

Of course, you can buy whatever you like; that just sounds to me like a right dish. πŸ˜‰

England – Red Telephone Box

Salisbury, England

Is there a more famous “symbol” of the United Kingdom than a red telephone box.
OK, I could probably list a few others…
Anyway, I somehow like it a lot. I’ve seen the red boxes also in other countries that have “some British connection” e.g., in Malta.

England – The City of London

London, England

Have you heard that London is actually not the same as the City of London?

If you are curios what the City of London is, check youtube, there are some interesting short movies explaining it.

I don’t want to talk about London this month.
London is such a unique and big city, so I’ll have one day a separate month only about London.

Stay tuned. πŸ™‚

England – Best Time for Traveling

London, England

To continue my post from yesterday; I had a chance to visit different parts of the United Kingdom during all seasons. Each time may be charming, each time may be dark and rainy.
My favorite seasons for visiting the United Kingdom is spring or early autumn, but some places may be more convenient during summer.

England – Rainy Country

Manchester, England

England has a maritime climate with relatively mild temperatures, i.e., it’s usually not hot in summer, neither very cold in winter. But, it may rain a lot.

The pictures I show you, were mostly taken in January and a few in December. Some of them may look like sunny, summer photos, but mostly like autumn cloudy ones. Well, it’s like it is… πŸ™‚

England – Introduction

Leeds Castle, England

Welcome to England!
Yes, that’s correct, this month is not going to be about the entire country i.e., the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, but “only” about England – the country in the country.

There are so many differences between all countries, islands etc. within the United Kingdom, so I decided to have a separate month about each of them that I’ve visited.