After doing literally dozens of walking tours in dozens of cities across the world I’ve gone on some really good one and some really lame ones.

What makes a walking tour good?

It’s hard to put your finger on it but it mostly has to do with the way the stories are presented and told.

A good guide will keep his or her stories short and entertaining while a bad one will just drone on and on and on.

Well, today I got the droner.

So, for 2 1/2 hours I listened as I would at any school lecture and learned about the history of York.

Was I entertained?   Ah, no.

Did I learn?   Of course.

In fact I would say I now know so much more about the histories of different countries than I do of my own.

How about some photos?

Tomorrow I’m off to Newcastle for a few days where I’ll explore the Northumbland castles before heading over to Liverpool and then to Ireland at the end of the week.

York, England, United Kingdom, UK, Euro Trip 2017, Trip Journal
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