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Curious Oslo

Why are you encouraged to walk on the rooftop of the Oslo Opera House? Why did Vikings live here, and why are their ships shaped like that? Why was the Oslo National Theatre built, and what's that secret staircase? What is the troll legend, and why did it happen here?

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England's Curious Great West Way

England's Great West Way follows the ancient path from London to Bristol. We take the train and get curious at stops along the way: Stonehenge, Bath's masonic architecture, the Roman Baths and the S.S. Great Britain. We also sample some curious pub pies, learn some cockney rhyming slang, and visit a few charming villages.

  • 2020-09-30T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Brussels

Why is La Grande-Place so gilded? How did Brussels' chocolate legacy begin? Where can you walk through the pages of a comic book? How did Flanders become such a source of Master artists?

  • 2020-10-07T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Cardiff

Why is there a giant wall in the middle of Cardiff? Who built Cardiff Castle? And Coch Castle? Why does Cardiff have so many Victorian and Georgian arcades? What is a bara brith? And laverbread? (Seriously, what is it?) Where did Princess Diana give her first public speech in Welsh?

  • 2020-10-14T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T12:30:00-07:00

Curious Manchester

How did Manchester kick-start 'Railway Mania' in the Industrial Age? What is Manchester's Water Palace? What is so curious about the architecture of the John Rylands and Chetham's Libraries? Why is a bee the symbol of Manchester? Which pub owner shooed her patrons out with a broom? Why is the National Football Museum in Manchester?

  • 2020-10-21T00:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T07:30:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T12:30:00-07:00