We have come a long, long way since using floppy disks and having to actually remember people’s telephone numbers. Technology since the millennium has changed drastically and is only set to get even more sci-fi on us. Remember films like Blade Runner and The Matrix, well; we are living this now and it's only going to get more exciting!
Oldest Known Accurate Road Map Of Britain -- 1360 -- It's the Gough Map, held in the Bodleian and now available in digitized form. See this link for the announcement from Oxford http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2011/110208.html, or click the picture to go to the goughmap.org site and see the digitized version. Looks a bit like a lumpy "meat and two veg" as the Brits would say.
Mary Seacole was a Jamaican nurse who risked her own life to treat the wounded in the Crimean War. As Mary was black, Florence Nightingale turned her away several times, so she set up her own 'British Hotel' and worked round the clock to nurse the soldiers. Often she would go out into the field to treat them too. A remarkable woman who is, at last, getting some recognition for her hard and dangerous work.
The travel buzz about Kotor, Montenegro is swirling. This Adriatic gem is appearing on everyone’s travel radar and it was an easy destination decision for us on our Balkan tour. We made sure to delve into the city and immerse ourselves in the stunning region and history.