Ireland

Hy Brasil – The Lost Legendary Island of Ireland — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Hy-Brasil was an island which appeared on ancient maps as early as 1325 and into the 1800s. On most maps, it was located roughly 321km (200 miles) off the west coast of Ireland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Its name is derived from Old Irish hy, a variation of í, meaning ‘island’, and brasil, from […]… Continue reading Hy Brasil – The Lost Legendary Island of Ireland — Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

Bücher · Bücherrückblick

Bücherrückblick: Januar 2018 (German entry!)

Im Januar hatte ich drei Bücher zuende gelesen. Am besten gefallen hat mir das Buch "Aufruhr in Oxford". Hierbei handelt es sich um einen weiteren Fall von Lord Peter Wimsey, der es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, Kriminalfälle zu lösen. Dieser Krimi spielt in Oxford und da ich diese wunderschöne und sehr alte Stadt schon… Continue reading Bücherrückblick: Januar 2018 (German entry!)

london · Pub · UK

The Grapes, Limehouse

Co-owned by Sir Ian McKellen this pub inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde. Charles Dickens was a patron and even mentioned it in his novel "Our Mutual Friend". "A tavern of dropsical appearance… long settled down into a state of hale infirmity. It had outlasted many a sprucer public house, indeed the whole… Continue reading The Grapes, Limehouse

month review · Winter 2017

Review #1: Dec 2017/Jan 2018

During the last months a lot has happened and it kept me from posting any updates in my blog. I neglected it terribly, but will now, as mentioned in my last blog post, post some brief months reviews, starting with December last year. Christmas last year was a very special one, because my brother came… Continue reading Review #1: Dec 2017/Jan 2018