SIGHTS

Bentheim Castle

Going to Bentheim Castle was a really cool experience because it was my first castle I had ever gone to. It’s located in Lower Saxony, Germany in the city of Bad Bentheim. It’s a hill castle so you can guess what that means. You guessed it! It’s built on a hill (made of sandstone). This … Continue reading

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Oxford’s Botanic Garden

It’s my last week in Oxford. This week has been a whirlwind of communicating with grad schools, studying for finals, and trying to soak in every bit of Oxford that I can before I leave. Studying here has been such a good experience and it’s breaking my heart knowing that on Sunday at 4 AM I’ll be leaving England. … Continue reading

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Portsmouth

Today I visited the city of Portsmouth. So far, most of the towns I’ve been able to travel to have had gothic architecture while Portsmouth was full of modern architecture. This was because Portsmouth boasts of many naval bases which were unfortunately subject to lots of bombing by the Nazis in World War II. Portsmouth … Continue reading

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Roman Baths in Bath

This week I was able to go to the city of Bath which I talked about in my blog post Exploring the Cities of Burford and Bath. The town had the name Aquae Sulis which in Latin meant “the waters of Sulis”. The actual baths were called Aqua Sulis Minerva which meant “the water of … Continue reading