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A little bit of inspiration

Aug 29 2014

Castle Moil, Kyleakin

I stayed in a village recently on the Isle of Skye called Kyleakin.  As it was a last minute decision to stay there, I knew very little about this village and was surprised when I found out it had a castle. As you can see from the photograph, it isn’t much of a castle, but …

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Aug 22 2014

Blackhouses aren’t Black!

Those of you who have been following my trip around the islands and highlands of Scotland on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, will be aware that I am currently on the Isle of Lewis.  One of the points of interest on Lewis is the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. Not having checked into this in advance, I was expecting …

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Aug 19 2014

Uzhgorod: My Favourite Border Town

As part of my unplanned trip into Slovakia a month or so ago, I decided to go for it and visit Lviv.  So, how did I end up in a Ukrainian border town I had never heard of?  Well, as part of my decision-making process, I went to the bus station in Kosice, where I …

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Aug 15 2014

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

A recent trip to Edinburgh helped me to understand how much of a ‘Festival City’ it actually is.  I had no idea it hosted so many festivals – 12 in total, ranging in duration from a few days to a month.  Most of the festivals, like the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, are in the summer.  Such events bring people …

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Aug 12 2014

Rediscovering Glasgow

As part of my interest in rediscovering the UK and Ireland, I wanted to return to Scotland this year  because it had been nigh on 20 years since I was last there.  I was originally going to do a hitchhiking race in April, which was being organised by a Couchsurfing group.  It is just the sort …

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Aug 08 2014

Polish Cheese from the Tatra Mountains

I am generally a fairly curious person but, for whatever reason, some things don’t seem to spark my interest to find out more.  This was the case a few weeks ago when I was in Krakow.  The Canadian woman I was travelling with, at the time, was feeling peckish and wanted a snack.  She saw something, …

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