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SwitzerlandHails

Thu, 21 May 2009 18:13:45 +0000

The ancient Great St. Bernard Pass runs through the Western Alps, connecting Switzerland to Italy by way of a winding road through the Valais Alps. It was used as long ago as the Bronze Age, and even today you can still see evidence of a Roman road. It’s cold up there. Lots of snow – […](image)


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FranceHails

Wed, 28 Jan 2009 13:18:50 +0000

Much as I love France – the culture, the people, the landmarks, the atmosphere, the scenery, the music – I have to confess that I’ve never taken much interest in its history. It just doesn’t interest me, for some reason, even half as much as the history of many more obscure countries. And to be […](image)


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Northern IrelandHailson-a-boot

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 08:54:03 +0000

I suppose it’s only right that my first post deals with an interesting event in the history of my home country, but really, would you want to get sucked into all that again?! And yet Northern Ireland is so young in years that the history books really only go back to the early 20th century […](image)


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