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To the Castles: On Myth, Monarchy, and Majesty

In my first month, I have seen three castles. How cool is that? One overlooked the charming village of Doune. Another crowned the bustling town of Stirling. The final one soared above the grand city of Edinburgh.  By the end of each trip, my legs and lower back burned and grumbled from the steep hills and … Continue reading

At the “Birthplace of Harry Potter,” which has a surprising number of elephants

In Edinburgh, I saw Harry Potter’s birthplace. Sort of. When two friends, Bekah and Aubrey, and I decided to visit Edinburgh last Sunday, we put The Elephant House, the café where Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter books, on the list. Of course, we got lost. Our map was not forthcoming about when streets turned … Continue reading

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