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It's hard to know where to even begin describing such a multi-faceted country so deeply steeped in history and culture. Where to begin? To travel through England is to travel through time—starting with ancient ruins such as those found at Stonehenge in Wiltshire or Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland or the Arthurian England in Cornwall, to the ultra modern Eye of London, aka The Millennium Wheel, the massive 443 foot tall Ferris wheel on the banks of the Thames. And don’t forget the Olympics will be in London in 2012.

Through much of the world's history, the eyes of the world have been on England, from their signing of the Magna Carta—the Great Charter of Liberty—in 1215, to the translation of the King James Bible in 1611, to the English Revolution of Oliver Cromwell, to the myriad eccentric kings and queens starting from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 when England was invaded by France, and on up to the present, where the world still looks on with amusement and bewilderment at the monarchy. Will Charles soon take over from his mother? How will English citizens react? Will Prince William marry his long-time girlfriend? What will happen to wild Prince Harry? And as for Princess Diana, will the world ever forget her? Likely not.

To arrive in London can be a bewildering experience for the foreigner. Best to get out of the madness to a quieter part of the country until you’re ready to head back for the excitement of one of the world's truly great cities. (Just imagine, a world class city where its world class museums are free!) As for the rest of England, luckily, England is full of hostels (many of which used to be monasteries or castles), Bed and Breakfasts, and inns of all sizes and prices, all their hosts happy to have you and serve you a hearty breakfast besides. If you like hiking, there are treks throughout the country. This is a nation of walkers so be sure to pick up a guidebook, a waterproof tent (it rains here a lot, hence the green) and warm sleeping bag, and try any number of excellent treks throughout the land. At the end of the day you can stop in at the nearest village for a pint and something to eat in the local pub. It's the tradition and they'll want to know where you've come from and what you think so far of their eccentrically extraordinary country.

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