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Sep 26 2014

Taransay: The Island that Inspired me to Travel

While I was making my way around the western islands and highlands of Scotland, I came across an island that, 14 years before, had first sparked my interest in exploring the world and having a bit of an adventure.  For that reason, it  undoubtedly had to be a Foto Friday one week.  This is that …

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Sep 23 2014

Discovering Ivano-Frankivsk

While I was in Lviv, I wanted to visit one more place before leaving Ukraine.  I was given a few ideas by some of the locals I met along the way.  One of the ideas was to head to the Carpathian mountain region.  I loved that idea, but I didn’t fancy a long journey because I wanted to spend …

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Sep 19 2014

Trakai Island Castle

While I Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, I really wanted to visit the town of Trakai.  I didn’t really know much about it, but I’d seen a photograph like this one.  Since it was a photo that prompted me to go, it had to be a Foto Friday one day and today is the day.   …

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Sep 16 2014

Rediscovering Loch Lomond

Until August this year, the one and only time I had been to Loch Lomond was 22 years ago when I went to Glasgow with a friend.  We visited Luss for the day and, even though it was a very cold November day, we were determined to get out on a boat on Loch Lomond.  It …

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Sep 12 2014

The Tales of Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous places of worship in England.  Some people just admire it without entering, but many pay the entrance fee to get a closer look.  I was one of those because it was my main reason for going to Canterbury.  The cathedral has a fascinating history, it forms part of a …

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Sep 09 2014

Becoming an Expat: Third Time Lucky?

‘Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again.  If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.’   (W. E. Hickson) I’ve mentioned before about my desire to live and work in another country rather than just travel.  It’s been on my ‘bucket list’ for such a long time.  The thing is, …

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