Jack the Ripper tour: Nothing to see here

There was nothing to photograph during the Jack the Ripper tour in London’s East End, so I took this photo of a street lamp in the area.

There were four different Jack the Ripper walking tours hovering around the same square in the East End of London on Saturday evening. That number doesn’t include the other Jack the Ripper tours walking around nearby or the tours that took place earlier that day, one of which is run by the Jack the Ripper Museum.

All this for a serial killer who is believed to have murdered five people.

Yeah, I thought the death count was higher as well. But I also knew almost nothing about Jack the Ripper until I took the tour run by London Walks. My tour began with the knowledgeable guide explaining that interest in Jack the Ripper has remained high after all these years because of the gruesome manner in which he or she committed the murders and the fact that this person was never caught, among other reasons. Continue reading “Jack the Ripper tour: Nothing to see here”


Zombie survival game in England a 13-hour, overnight experience

PLZ Survival in Southwest England places participants in the zombie apocalypse, where the key to survival is stealth and smarts. (Photo by Kenneth Cox)

Wanna play “Walking Dead”?

PLZ Survival is offering a 13-hour, overnight experience in Southwest England called VacanZ that places you in the zombie apocalypse. The interactive competition takes place nightly April 14-16 in Plymouth, Devon and is set in a future where good and bad communities have formed in the fight for survival, just like in the hit AMC zombie drama.

Participants are placed in groups from the very beginning with friends and/or strangers. The goal is to make it until the end without being infected (touched on the arm).

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