Andrew Armour

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  1. May 2011
  2. Andrew Armour reviewed Abhayagiri Dagaba in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

    Abhayagiri Dagaba was an ancient Buddhist royal capital that now stands in lovely, and expansive, ruins just outside of Anuradhapura. It's become one of the great Buddhist pilgrimage sites, partly due to the monasteries that surround it and partly due t…"

  3. December 2010
  4. Andrew Armour reviewed Appalachian Trail in New Jersey, United States

    The Appalachian Trail is an epic journey of 2,179 miles between Georgia's Springer Mountain and Maine's Mount Katahdin, and across many states and National Parks and reserves in between. It's so long that most people don't traverse it all at once &ndash…"

  5. Andrew Armour reviewed Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Saint Petersburg, United States

    Piracy is in the blood and the family round these parts and it's something to be celebrated with glee – if the Gasparilla Pirate Fest people have anything to do with things, and they do. For this annual February festival was contrived to celebrate…"

  6. Andrew Armour reviewed Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Monterey County, California

    This marine sancturay runs along the coast of Marin County into San Luis Obispo County, and stretches quite a way out to sea, its protective net of perservation powers encompassing Monterey Bay and the surrounding sea – which is one of the world's …"

  7. Andrew Armour reviewed Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, United States

    If you're not from the states you might not have heard of Gilroy or its Garlic-y fest at all, and it might surprise you to read that it claims to be one of the largest food festivals in the US. It's held annually around the end of July and celebrates al…"

  8. Andrew Armour reviewed Los Gatos Creek Trail in San Jose, United States

    This trail for cyclists and walkers runs for just under 10 miles though western Santa Clara alongside Los Gatos Creek. It's a popular trail and well looked after – most of it's paved and comfortable to travel on. The trail passes some interesting …"

  9. Andrew Armour reviewed Guadalupe River Trail in San Jose, United States

    The Guadalupe River Trail is for walking and cycling on, and runs for 11 miles along the banks of the Guadalupe River via downtown San Jose and several surrounding neighbourhoods. So as well as being a good way for visitors to see the sights, it's also h…"

  10. Andrew Armour reviewed Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose, United States

    The New Almaden mercury mine was supposed to be the country's most productive until it ran out in 1927 and closed, and these days its land is part of the Almaden Quicksilver Country Park, which is known for being ahikers paradise. Most entrances to the …"

  11. November 2010
  12. Andrew Armour reviewed US Capitol and Visitor Centre in Washington D.C., United States

    Some people think that the Capitol building is the White House – probably because the Capitol is also white, and because when you come into Washington it feels like it has centre stage with its large domed roof sitting up there on slightly raised g…"

  13. Andrew Armour reviewed National Mall in Washington D.C., United States

    'Mall' has come to mean big shopping centre in the US, but this Mall takes the word back to its original use as a way or road. In this case it's not paved, though, it's a park of grass and rows of carefully spaced American Elms that spreads between the L…"

  14. Andrew Armour reviewed Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., United States

    It may surprise you to hear that the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922 and constructed in the few years prior to that (Lincoln died in 1865). The famous, and impressively proportioned staute of Lincoln that's one of the memorial's most famous featur…"

  15. Andrew Armour reviewed Federal Bureau of Investigation Building in Washington D.C., United States

    This building also goes under the name of “The J Edgar Hoover FBI Building”. It's a functional looking concrete thing where it looks like things as mundane as creating new tax laws might be being done, but I'm pretty sure there's a lot more …"

  16. Andrew Armour reviewed US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., United States

    People remember the holocaust in many private ways, but this memorial museum is where the whole country remembers and comes to term with what happened – and commits itself to preventing anything similar happening in the future. It does this by not…"

  17. Andrew Armour reviewed Madison Square Garden in New York City, United States

    Madison Square Garden, is a deceptive distance away from Madison Square. This big 'ol multi-purpose stadium used to be on the square, but in this, its forth incarnation, it's not. It's on Pennsylvania Plaza (4 Pennsylvania Plaza 8th Avenue & 33rd S…"

  18. Andrew Armour reviewed Madison Square Park in New York City, United States

    Madison Square Park isn't one of the main reasons anyone visits New York, but if you're going to be there you should add it to your list of places to flying visit at least. And that shouldn't be too hard – Madison Square is formed by the intersect…"

  19. Andrew Armour reviewed Montauk in New York, United States

    Montauk is at the very tip of New York – one of the only places in New York with coast access, so the centre of fishing and of Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard operations. Because of this unique background, Montauk is an interesting place to …"

  20. Andrew Armour reviewed The Museum of the City of New York in New York City, United States

    The Museum of the City of New York isn't just a museum, it's also an art gallery. Its M.O. at its conception and founding was to show the people of New York their own city, and art has just as much a place in that as do artefacts. The museum's collectio…"

  21. Andrew Armour reviewed EL Museo del Barrio (Museum of Spanish Harlem) in New York City, United States

    El Museo del Barrio, or the Museum of Spanish Harlem to those of us with less Spanish, is a museum dedicated to this part of town, its inhabitants, and its history. Part of that is the history that happened before there was a Spanish Harlem, when the fo…"

  22. Andrew Armour reviewed Brooklyn Public Library in New York City, United States

    The Brooklyn Public Library is fifth biggest public library in the US. It may not seem like a place for visitors from the outset, but with its collection of more than a million books, magazines and other new and historical publications, you can learn a …"

  23. Andrew Armour reviewed Grand Army Plaza in New York City, United States

    Grand Army Plaza is the big bit at the entrance to Prospect Park with what looks like the beginnings of an Arc de Triomphe, topped by a company in a chariot accompanied by extra horses and some heralding angels. This is the Soldiers and Sailors' Arch, a…"

  24. Andrew Armour reviewed Bainbridge Island in Washington, United States

    Bainbridge Island is in the Puget Sound, but unlike most of the other islands in the sound it's inhabited and quite large. And it's supposed to be one of the nicest places to live in the whole U S or A, so well worth your visit if only to see how the ot…"

  25. Andrew Armour reviewed Lake Union in Seattle, United States

    This isn't the world's largest lake, deepest lake or even the prettiest lake, but it is the lake around Seattle was built – and linked to Lake Washington and the Puget Sound via the locks and canals. Which are a beautiful place to walk around. He…"

  26. Andrew Armour reviewed Puget Sound in Seattle, United States

    Puget Sound is one of the most beautiful bits of America's coastline: a rugged sound and system of estuaries all linked up along the coast between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Admiralty Inlet at the Pacific Ocean. You can travel all along it in a car …"

  27. Andrew Armour reviewed Mount Rainier in Seattle, United States

    This is a pretty hard climb which usually takes people two days. The level of difficulty is due to the glacial climbing which requires specialised gear. Most people attempt the mountain from Camp Muir on the southeast flank, and statistics say that abo…"

  28. April 2008
  29. Andrew Armour rated Whale Watching in Dominica

  30. Andrew Armour reviewed Whale Watching in Dominica in Dominica

    "Every now and again we meet someone who leaves an indelible impression on us for the rest of our lives. Scar (also called Tramtracks by the researchers out of Dalhousie University, Canada) is one such individual. We originally met him on a whale watch ea…"