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7 Reasons to visit Scotland

Talking about Scotland conjures up stereotypical images. Tartan kilts, haggis and whiskey to name a few.

10 reasons why India must be on your bucket-list right NOW!

For tourists across the world, India is not just a tick in the box, she is a glorious revelation. A mammoth land, India cannot be tamed with just a single trip due to her sheer size. She is best scaled in parts and in some ways, she deservedly demands it! Be it for a simple vacation or deep soul search expedition, India is a country ...

Watch One Direction’s new ‘History’ music video

One Direction have finally released a music video for their number one hit ‘History’ and it is guaranteed to make you cry.

Bridge of Spies: a sentimental history

Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies is a great film. There’s no doubt about it. A classic in his familiar historical thriller vein. But it is just that: a classic Spielberg film, in a style that has become almost too familiar. There is the classic Hanks-Spielberg pairing, the all-American patriotism of films like Lincoln and Saving Private Ryan, the sentimental optimism of films like War Horse and The Terminal, and the soft sepia tones that Janusz Kaminski, Spielberg’s long-time cinematographer, uses to create atmosphere in his historical films.

But above all it’s the optimism: Spielberg’s talent for conjuring optimism and joy out of even the darkest periods of history. And with the construction of the Berlin Wall, starvation and misery in post-war East Germany, and the nuclear escalation of the Cold War, there is no doubt that this is a dark period in history. The film is based on real events: Soviet spy Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance) has been apprehended by the CIA, US spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) is shot down over Russia and taken in by


York: a city with culture and history

Founded by the Romans in 71 AD, York has experienced a rich history over 2000 years. Many people consider York as the city which embodies the history and culture of the UK. With a specific ancient atmosphere, York is undoubtedly a tourist destination that nobody should miss out on.   York Minster

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