Northern Belfast, North Ireland- by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps -

Belfast, Northern Ireland: The Troubles Untroubled

Today, as Belfast’s Troubles stand behind them, a friendly welcoming city has taken shape. The streets are clean, locals are friendly and happy to walk a few blocks out of their way to keep the conversation going. CLICK TO READ stories of the past and hopes for the future

Spinning Round and Round by the Blackheath Morris Men and Cutty Shark Ship in Greenwich London UK - by Anika Mikkelson - Miss Maps

An English Easter: Dancing Men, Jingle Bells, and Fertility Chairs

Picture this:
Grown men.
Dressed in white pants and shirt, red suspenders, embroidered vests and high socks.
Decked out in jingle bells.
Playing music.
And lifting women high above their heads as she sits in a flower-covered chair.

You will now be introduced to: England’s Morris Dancers (Click to read on…)