Self Drive in UK : Finding Great People’s footsteps in Cambridge University

Cambridge University Town is the place that I most wanted to see in England. The buildings here are so ancient and a study place for many great people, including Sir Issac Newton, Founder of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew and early 20th century Chinese Poet, Xu Zhimo/徐志摩, Steven Hawking and many more.  The prestigious university also …

Self Drive in UK : 2000 years of History and Heritage of Lincoln City, England

Lincoln City was not in our planned itinerary, it was another impromptu visit in England.  After our first discovery in Jedburgh in Scotland, we believe UK has so much treasure hidden in every corner which await us to explore. This is a small town which is about 150 miles north of London, a Cathedral City. …

Self Drive in UK : York in England

York is an old city with its cobbled streets and beautiful architecture, about 4 hours drive from London. From Edinburgh, the distance is also about 4 hours drive. York is also an important historical city in England which is believed to be the most haunted place in Europe.  Many Ghost Trail, Ghost Walk you can …

Self Drive in UK : Newcastle England

I always wanted to find out how does Newcastle in England look like?  Is it similar with Newcastle in Australia?  I did my undergraduate at University of Newcastle in Australia and during my student exchange program to Japan, students from other part of the world would ask which University I came from. The minute I …

Self Drive in UK : An Impromptu Stop at English-Scottish Border

Scotland UK consists of 4 countries, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The size of Scotland is about the size of Hokkaido Island in Japan.  It is located the northern part of UK.  Alexander Graham Bell, the great inventor who is actually a native Scottish, invented telephone who immigrated to North America.  And if you …

Self Drive in UK : Edinburgh – capital of Scotland

Weather was no good when we woke up, it was raining non-stop.  Luckily the rain was not very heavy.  We know we need to drive for at least 3 hours before reaching our destination, Edinburgh – the capital for Scotland. When I think of Scotland I think of men wearing skirts. We passed by a …

Western Europe 8 : Brussels Belgium

Brussels Belgium Brussels is the place where Audrey Hepburn, the actress in Roman Holiday was born. Also, the famous artist for Tin Tin is from here.  If you are lucky you can find some cartoon artists’ painting on the mural in Brussels neighborhood. Atomium This is an international tourist attraction for Belgium.  This building symbolizes …

Self Drive in UK : Windermere – Largest Lake in England

Weather is brilliant in England, on the way to Windermere, the largest natural lake in England.  Blue sky green field really an awesome day and you just never get tired of that. Passed by some old buildings and shoot some pictures from the car.  You know there are so many nice architecture building all over …

Self Drive in UK : The Beatles Story in Liverpool

How far from London to Liverpool?  It is about 4 hours, 220 miles.  But our origin is Warwick, about 2.5 hour.  Saw some modern windmill along the highway to Liverpool.  I find them very pretty sit on the plain. We stopped by a rest area, they called it “service” in UK after driving for an …

Self Drive in UK : Shakespeare’s home town, Stratford

Finding Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon This town has many tourists around the globe and we could immediately felt that when we walked into the town center.  Introducing the old place which is the birthplace and new place of Shakespeare’s home.  We started our walking from the old place to the new place. This is the birthplace …