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... to find the cemeteries where Martin's great x 3 uncle and great x 4 grandfather were buried. The first cemetery was the Reformed Presbyterian Church at Oakshaw where his uncle was buried - unfortunately we couldn't find him - James Parlane but we did find some MacFarlanes. The MacFarlanes were the 'original' clan back on the 1200's but dropped the Mac in the early 1700's after the first Jacobite rebellion failed and the clan dispersed. We ...
Is it possible to be unexcited about travelling? Sitting in the airport, I'm not really feeling anything...no excitement, maybe a bit of anticipation...some sadness. Did have a few anxious butterflies just before we left the house. As I was washing that last dish, taking ...
... excited to cook our rice
and veges, only to discover that there was actually no kitchen, no utensils,
only a microwave. So being the top backpackers that we are we ditched the rice
and cracked open the frozen veges and dug into our budget meal. About 5 minutes
later we had major brain freeze and our tongues we numb so we moved onto our
second course with peanut butter and bagels.
Later that evening we had booked to go on a ...
... many of their victims in the vaults. The final tragedy was during the Great Fire of 1824. One hundred women, children, and elderly were trapped in the vaults and when they were finally rescued 3 days later they had all perished. Our tour guide claimed to be a skeptic, but said there have been many incidents of visitors seeing a small child running around, footsteps in the hall and the sensation of someone twirling your hair or ...
... that the toys I played with as a kid won't make children of future generations cry!
Near the end there was an art contest sponsored by an ice cream and crisp company, which featured entries from British schoolchildren... the winners they chose were so, SO much worse than the best entries that I think they must have been awarded out of pity, or as some "everyone is a winner" type ploy. I took a picture of the one I thought should have won... that is some ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking