Visiting Pompeii: Practical Information for Visitors

April 17, 2015 | Posted in ARCHEOLOGY, HISTORIC PLACES | By

A street in Pompeii, January 2014.

If you are fascinated by Roman history, this ancient city–destroyed and buried for centuries after the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius–is definitely a must-see destination. Pompeii is just a short trip from Naples, Italy and also easily reachable from Rome or further south along the Amalfi Coast.

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TV Review – The UK Television Election Debate 2015

April 3, 2015 | Posted in CULTURE & SOCIETY, TELEVISION | By

Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

Farrage really showed his true nature by claiming most immigrants in Britain are from Communist Countries and that we are spending more money on treating foreign AIDS sufferers than our own nationals who have AIDS. Leanne Wood’s simple retort that he should be ashamed of himself drew the strongest audience applause of the night. She clearly saw dealing with sickness of any kind as a purely human service to offer all, regardless of nationality.

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How Many Real Ale Pubs Should A Local Real Ale Society Handle?

April 2, 2015 | Posted in CULTURE & SOCIETY | By

Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

CAMRA, Britain’s biggest real ale campaigning group, divides its national membership into regional and local branches. Cities such as Manchester, London, Birmingham, Glasgow, etc., have several branches serving different corridors, and some will still be expected to cover a wide area.

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A Pink Floyd fan visits Pompeii

March 4, 2014 | Posted in ARCHEOLOGY, HISTORIC PLACES, ROCK | By

The author at the Pompeii amphitheatre, January 2014.

This past January I was fortunate enough to spend several weeks in Campania, Italy, exploring the Amalfi Coast and the historic city of Naples. It was a wonderful trip for many reasons, and one of the highlights was the day I was able to spend at the ruins of Pompeii…

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