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President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents (Part 2)

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents (Part 2)

Today is Presidents’ Day in the United States of America, which means you’re supposed to buy a mattress on sale and maybe learn a few things about the forty-four men who got to call themselves commander-in-chief. So let’s continue where we left off (check out Part 1 if you missed...

National Museum of American History

National Museum of American History

Happy (Inter?) National Coffee Day! Today you’re supposed to celebrate everybody’s favourite “wake me the hell up!” beverage with visits to coffee shops and posts on social media. But what about a coffee-related museum object? Well, thankfully the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has Abraham Lincoln’s coffee cup. Here’s...

Iowa’s Freedom Rock

Iowa’s Freedom Rock

Let’s continue our celebration of all things American with Iowa’s Freedom Rock. It all started back in 1999, when a local artist named Ray “Bubba” Sorenson II from Menlo, Iowa saw the film Saving Private Ryan. It inspired him to honour America’s veterans every year on Memorial Day by repainting...

The Cemi Museum, Puerto Rico

The Cemi Museum, Puerto Rico

Believe it or not, this blog has never paid a visit to the 51st U.S. state known as Puerto Rico. And I’ve been writing about one-of-a-kind attractions for five years - my sincerest apologies! I guess this next place just slipped my notice. In the mountains of central Puerto Rico...

Pasty museum in the town of Real del Monte

Pasty museum in the town of Real del Monte

As a poor grad student in the UK, I admit to surviving on cheap food like sausage rolls, jacket potatoes and pasties. Did you know there is a museum dedicated to that last “delicacy”? But it’s not in Cornwall as you’d expect…no, the world’s first Cornish Pasty Museum is in...

Erawan Museum in Bangkok

Erawan Museum in Bangkok

A huge, three-headed elephant statue standing upon an equally gargantuan pedestal is the first, and last, thing you see when visiting Samut Prakan's Erawan Museum. The top floor represents the Travatimsa Heaven, which is located on top of Mount Meru in Buddhist cosmology.

One and Only Presidential Museum

One and Only Presidential Museum

That last post went over so well that I feel the need to redeem myself. How about something truly one of a kind? The One and Only Presidential Museum (yep, that is the actual name of the place) in Williamsburg, Ohio is the brainchild of the one and only Nick...

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents (Part 4)

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents (Part 4)

Although these presidential-related posts have not proved to be as popular as I thought they’d be (maybe I should have included a tax refund?), I might as well finish what I started. So let’s continue with the Presidents’ Day posts, you know, learning about the forty-four men who got to...

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents (Part 3)

President’s Day – 44 Artifacts For 44 Presidents (Part 3)

Yesterday was Presidents’ Day in the good ol’ United States of America, which means you’re supposed to learn a few things about the forty-four men who got to call themselves commander-in-chief. So let’s continue where we left off (check out Part 1 & Part 2 in case you missed them)!!!...

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