Stirling – Part 1 Gateway to the Highlands

In the summer we visited Stirling up in Scotland and learnt a lot about the culture and history of the beautiful city. When we did a tour of the Isle of Skye, the tour guide highly recommended visiting Stirling Castle as it was his favourite Scottish castle. So we did, and made it a trip [...]

Bath

We visited Bath recently. It was the first time visiting for both the hubby and I - and we loved it! I adore the Regency period - of course, being a Jane Austen fan. And I love Georgian architecture so there was a lot to see just walking around. Plenty of shops and museums to [...]

A Holiday in the Highlands – Part 3 Memorial to the Clans

And so we are now in third and final part of our Holiday in the Highlands. Part 1 was Inverness itself, the capital of the Highlands. And Part 2 was the Isle of Mists, everyone's favourite Isle of Skye. And here we have the historical Part 3: Memorial to the Clans.    Clava Cairns Of [...]

A Holiday in the Highlands – Part 2 Isle of Mists

Isle of Skye Part 1 of our Inverness visit was about the city itself and some of the day trips we took from the city centre. Of course a trip to Inverness would not be complete without a visit to the Isle of Skye. So part 2 of our holiday in the highlands is an [...]

A Holiday in the Highlands – Part 1 City of the Highlands

Inverness  There are only 7 cities in Scotland, 2 of them are in the highlands: Perth and Inverness. Recently we visited Inverness, which achieved its city status in 2000. Deemed the cultural capital of the highlands, we were informed that "Inver" means "mouth" and "ness" means "north", so Inverness means mouth of the River Ness.  [...]

Cardiff

As I continue to reminisce about the places I've been to before, pre pandemic, I'm reminded that around this time last year we managed to have a weekend in Cardiff for Valentines. I remember, though, it was cut short due to a big storm. I would love to go back to Cardiff, maybe in the [...]

Gran Canaria

Thinking about the holidays I can't go on anymore made me think about the only sunny holiday I had last year: to Gran Canaria. Not a first choice, I must admit, I went with friends who wanted to go somewhere warm and sunny for some vitamin D. It was a great holiday, but man, so [...]

Edinburgh – part 2

Here is the second part to my recount of our Edinburgh trips, the first part is here: Edinburgh – part 1. This post is more outdoors, but just as cultural, and a little more historical: Princes Street Gardens and Sir Walter Scott Monument We walked through here whenever we could, right by Waverley train station, [...]