One of the (many many many) great things about London in the Summer is the abundance of funfairs. Springing up from the ground literally overnight in a riot of colour, flashing lights and cheesy graphics they always take me right back to childhood. [Read more…]
What can you actually see and do in just 2 (and a half) days in a mid-sized European city? Quite a lot actually! I didn’t do very much research before this little trip as I was pretty busy in the weeks prior, so I let the friend I was travelling with do most of that, but aside from one horrendously bad plate of “nachos”, everything panned out pretty well! Read on for some of my favourite sights and attractions plus travel tips. [Read more…]
If you missed part one of my little Scottish adventure, you can catch up over here. We set out after breakfast late on Sunday morning in our little red
Corvette rental car with the plan to explore the Highlands throughout the day and eventually arrive in Inverness. After a month in London I actually really missed driving, particularly the bit where you’re shielded from the elements which is rather important in a permanently cold, wet and windy country like Scotland. And I even got to pump petrol for the first time (I’m such a South African)!
Ah Scotland! Home of bagpipes, kilts, whisky, tartan, Shrek and other non-green men with Scottish accents… Scotland and its European cousin Ireland have long been on my bucket list to visit, and with a sudden urge to see Elton John live during my UK summer and no ocean to traverse, Scotland seemed the perfect one to begin with.
I set off from London with my Australian friend to the land where winter never ends and the hills are impossibly green. We spent two nights in Glasgow before taking a lengthy drive through the Scottish Highlands and spending a night in the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, which is also the hometown of my great-grandmother on my one surviving grand parent’s side. We managed to fit an impressive amount of exploring into a short trip. [Read more…]