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DOE Official Guide to the Tower of London

We have noted before the Ministry of Works and MPBW guides to the Tower of London, and the Ministry of Works illustrated guide-book. The latter continued to appear as the DOE Official Guide (inside described as a ‘guidebook’) republished in 1967 (and reprinted in 1971). 17 more words

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FRCC Guidebook - Borrowdale

Since 1922 the Fell and Rock Climbing Club have been publishing guidebooks to rock climbs in the English Lake District. Their latest edition is a completed updated and re-worked guide to that most popular of valleys – Borrowdale. 579 more words


Why it's OK to visit a tourist hot-spot; or, who says there are "too many gringos"?

I was recently on a flight back to the UK and was sat next to a girl who was busy tapping away on her laptop. Now, “nosey” is probably a bit strong, but I’m always curious as to what fellow passengers are reading or writing. 1,051 more words


Tours of Border Abbeys

I have noted before the souvenir guide for the Border Abbeys, published in 1964: Dryburgh, Kelso, Jedburgh and Melrose. A small card guide (with colour printing) to Melrose Abbey was issued by MPBW in 1963. 82 more words


Where Is My Guidebook?

“Where is my guidebook?”

I don’t treat my travel guidebooks with respect.  I rip out pages and stow them in my purse.

Yes, these two pages were all I could find of the guidebook one day in the hotel.   409 more words

It's been a quiet week..

Hi folks. I am home from Santiago just over a week now and I have been hit with a bad dose of the Post Camino Blues… 353 more words

Camino De Santiago

September Asters

The aster is my favorite fall wildflower.

I remember first noticing this flower many years ago when I was walking in a park. Back then, I could not identify the flowers and plants in the park. 94 more words