Royal Regatta

Way back in 1839 (on 26 March, to be exact) one Captain Edmund Gardiner stood up at a public meeting in Henley town hall and suggested they host a regatta that year, as boat racing had become rather popular in the area. The suggestion was accepted, and later that year the first of what would become the annual Henley Royal Regatta was run. As Gardiner … Continue reading Royal Regatta

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo

If you come to Scotland in August for anything, come for the Military Tattoo. It’s a hell of a show (and since you’re coming here in the first place, I’m going to go ahead and assume you already like bagpipes.) I’m not a night owl–I’m lame, so there are few things that will tempt me from my cozy home at 10:30 at night, and yet, there I … Continue reading The Edinburgh Military Tattoo