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Oct 31 2014

Hop on the Post Bus in the Western Isles

While I was in the Outer Hebrides, there were times when I wished I had a car.  It would have been so much quicker and easier, and I would have been able to see so much more.  However, the more bus journeys I took, the more I realised that I would have missed something if …

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Oct 28 2014

The Isles of Barra and Vatersay

This will sound a bit strange coming from a Brit who is a world traveller, but the Outer Hebrides seemed like a place far, far away.  It isn’t.  In fact, it’s much closer and more accessible that many of the places I’ve travelled to in recent years,  However, that was my perception as a child and it stayed with …

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Oct 24 2014

The Story Behind the Geyser

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This Foto Friday is a blast from the past for me because I took this photo while I was in New Zealand on my trip around the world.  This was the halfway point: I was about halfway through my travels and halfway around the world I have seen some pretty amazing things during my travels and …

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Oct 21 2014

My First Experience as an Expat in Poland

I had wanted to live abroad for a long time and, after two unsuccessful previous attempts, I decided to try again.  This time in Poland. I really had no idea what I was letting myself in for but, being as it was only a short plane ride from the UK, I wasn’t taking a massive risk. …

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Oct 17 2014

The Bremen Town Musicians in Riga

I don’t tend to do too much research when I visit places.  I like to be surprised, wowed, and amazed by the things I come across in my own little, serendipitous way.  That, for me, is part of the intrigue and excitement of going to a new destination.  It’s a voyage of discovery. During my …

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Oct 14 2014

Discovering the Isles of Mull and Iona

The first two western islands I ventured to on my trip around Scotland were the islands of Mull and Iona.  My decision to go was following a conversation with a Glaswegian while sitting on a large rock beside Loch Lomond, staring at Rob Roy’s cave.  I was lured by the sound of a picturesque place in the Inner …

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