0 Have your say AN American historian has uncovered the roots of how the Unicorn became Scotland’s national animal in the late 1300s. Elyse Waters, who is hosting Unicorns: A Zoological Analysis as part of Scotland’s history festival, first became interested in the subject when she discovered a medieval cookbook that included a recipe for how best to cook the mythical beast. During her research, the historian found that the Unicorn was believed to be the natural enemy of the lion - a symbol that the English royals adopted around a hundred years before. According to folklore, the lion and the unicorn hate each other - a tradition going back to the ancient Babylonians in 3,500 B.C. The second natural enemy? The elephant.“It was always said that the unicorn would always defeat the elephant, that it had this immense strength to it, even despite its diminished size, it couldn’t be beaten by something as large and powerful as an elephant. … [Read more...] about Why is the Unicorn Scotland’s national animal?
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Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press Updated 4:51 am CDT, Friday, April 5, 2019 Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic speaks and gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The pro-Western president of Montenegro, who has defied Russia to steer his small country into NATO, has warned that the integration of Western Balkans into the EU is crucial for the bloc to protect itself from growing Russian and Chinese political and economic influence in the region. less Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic speaks and gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Thursday, April 4, 2019. The pro-Western president of Montenegro, who ... more Photo: Risto Bozovic, AP Photo: Risto Bozovic, AP … [Read more...] about Montenegro’s president to EU: don’t hand us over to Russia
Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2019, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik. Italy Rome Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the main draw will always be the pulsating energy of a place which lives life as a form of theatre. There are great neighbourhood trattorias, quirky shops and a buzzing aperitivo scene. The challenge is deciding what not to do: there are so many churches, archaeological sites, piazzas and paintings to see that a lifetime is hardly enough. Where to stay J.K. Place Roma Rome, Italy 9 Telegraph expert rating One of Italy’s classiest townhouse hotels, J.K. Place has been much imitated, but few of the copies match the warm, suave, elegant original. The rooms derive much of their charm from the no-expenses-spared quality of the materials used, including antique fireplaces and … [Read more...] about The 25 best European city breaks for 2019 and where to stay
There are so many beautiful places to visit in England. Are you planning a trip across the pond? It’s difficult to narrow it down to only a short list of the best places to visit in England. While there are so many quaint villages, charming towns, and vibrant cities to add to the list, I’ll start with 25 of them. It could take years and years to explore all of the prettiest England destinations. If you’re getting on a plane and jetting off to the land of high tea, double-decker buses, and the Royal Family, here’s a great list of towns, landmarks, and cities to visit in England. Table of Contents Best Places to Visit in England: London Cornwall Brighton Birmingham Manchester Liverpool Bristol Windsor Canterbury Jurassic Coast Oxford Peak District Nottingham Chester Stonehenge Lake District Isle of Wight Bath Northumberland Salisbury Cambridge York Dover Norfolk Stratford-upon-Avon Packing List It … [Read more...] about 25 Best Places to Visit in England: The Most Beautiful Places in England
Bucharest is a city you may not have thought about visiting but if you are interested in history, architecture and a vibrant city life it's a place that should be on your radar. Bucharest is the largest city in Romania, acountry located at the crossroads of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and bordering the black sea. It's the capital, cultural and financial centre of Romania. I was invited to Bucharest recently as part of the Experience Bucharest initiative, a project which is part of Travel Massive Romania, which invites influencers to the city to share with them, and their readers what Bucharest has to offer. Our full two days focused on tours jam-packed full of information and stories of communism, Rroma history, street artist, architecture, garlic and Vlad the Impaler. It made me realise in my brief visit that there were many reasons to visit Bucharest. Here are just some of them.For the history Arcul de Triumf - The Triumph Arc … [Read more...] about Why You Should Visit Bucharest