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Dec 16 2014

Sunday on the Isle of Harris

It was Friday and I was on the Isle of Benbecula.  All week, I had been conscious of the fact that I needed to find a place to stay from Saturday to Monday.  This particular weekend was all the more important because I was told that the further north I went in the Outer Hebrides, the less …

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Dec 12 2014

Prague: Pretty as a Picture at Night

After hearing so much about it, I finally made it to Prague last year.  It certainly lives up to its reputation for being a beautiful city.  What I hadn’t realised was how incredibly beautiful it would be at night, especially down by the Vltava River.  For that reason, it’s this week’s Foto Friday.  I was actually …

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Dec 09 2014

The Cold, Hard Reality of Auschwitz

The first time I was in Krakow, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to Auschwitz, having found the Killing Fields and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Cambodia upsetting a few years before.  I just wasn’t sure if I wanted to visit another place where people had been tortured and executed.  If I was on my …

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Dec 05 2014

An Iron Age Beach House

Without a car, getting to see everything I wanted in the Outer Hebrides was a bit of a challenge.  One area I was particularly interested in exploring was on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, although trying to suss out how to get to these places by bus wasn’t easy.  There were some that I …

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Dec 02 2014

The Challenge of My First 24 Hours in Shkoder

Last year, I spent a bit of time in Montenegro, Bosnia, and Serbia.  While I was in Montenegro, I had thought about going to Albania because I was so close, but I had to return to the UK.  The seed was firmly planted, though. Early this year, I went to Northern Greece and, even though I was closer to the …

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Nov 28 2014

Cladh Hallan Roundhouses

When I arrived in Daliburgh on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides, I needed to pop to the local Co-op to restock my food supply.  On my way back, I saw a sign for Cladh Hallan Roundhouses.  As someone who tends not to do much research before arriving at a place, I had no …

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