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The Real Mary King’s Close: What Really Lies Beneath Edinburgh

When planning a visit to Edinburgh, there can be so much to see and do. I know exactly how overwhelmed a traveler can get, scanning Trip Advisor anxiously for the best reviews, scouring the web for informative travel blogs, trying to gain some insight into this marvellous city of culture,Read More

Stones, Sovereigns and Spellbinding Stories

Exploring Four of Scotland’s Most Legendary Castles What makes castles so iconic that they inspire legends, conjure folk tales and weave experiences that echo across time? All across the world they rise above the land, icons of architecture, heritage and culture, strongholds in long and bloody wars, inspirations for fairytales,Read More

An Outlander’s Roadtrip Through The Scottish Highlands

Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there was a place whose very soul lay entwined in enchantment.  A place where the sun shone like amber, where the rivers ran crystal and where fuzzy wild-land beasts roamed the valleys without a care in the world. A placeRead More

The Last Stamp – Reminiscence of an 828 Kilometre Walk

After 38 days of walking through the Northern Spanish countryside through the provinces of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and finally Galicia, we had arrived in the legendary city of Santiago de Compostela just as the sun had begun to break through the thick morning fog to shine down upon Santiago’sRead More

The Familial Connections That Bind Us – A Beatles Story

For as long as I can remember, my father has regaled us with stories of music and bands, their rise to fame and what they had learnt along the way. In a way, that learning aspect and how you grow and develop together along the journey, adding dimensionality and awarenessRead More

How to Survive Your Sentence At the Edinburgh Dungeon

I never thought that my dad was a cross dresser called Shirley who had pranced about our neighbour’s garden in underskirts. Actually, there are a lot of things I don’t know. For instance, I don’t know exactly how many litres make up all the oceans and seas of our world,Read More

DAY 38: The Road to Santiago

I pulled on my trusty blue and grey hiking socks one last time in the jet black darkness of the Albergue. I stuffed my scarlet red sleeping bag into its case and fit it expertly into my backpack automatically, my hands accustomed to the art of packing. I tied myRead More

DAY 37: Where the Sun Meets the Sky

I felt a twinge of uncertainty overtake me as we set out on the path in the early morning, the fog dancing through the trees like a siren, waiting to draw us into its murky grasp. The cool mist had always had a calming effect on our fast paced morningRead More

DAY 36: Walking on Eggshells

The colossal gong of the monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes began to toll as we turned the corner and left the city behind. I could see the magnificent bell tower in the back of my mind, ringing hourly just above the left wing of the church that I had exploredRead More