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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness January 4th 2014

Arrived in Inverness on January 4th. What got me up here ? Work obviously !! Unfortunately can't go on moving around without a little bit of earning. Found a receptionist job in a 4 star hotel, the Glenmoriston Town House Hotel, feel free to go on the internet site, it's a nice hotel situated on the River Ness with two restaurants. It's now been two weeks I'm up here and enjoying myself. I've settled in a little home that I share with two other guys, that have a lot to learn on the cleaning side :) but they are very nice and helping me a lot on making me feel at home. Since I've arrived, I went to visit the famous Loch Ness and also was shown around the Black Isle. The landscape is beautiful ... read more
Inverness on a nice sunny day
The Inverness Court

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh January 1st 2014

And so begins my final blog entry from Scotland, as well as my first entry for 2014! Happy New Year to you all! I got to experience 2014 five or six hours before most of you, just sayin'... It has been enjoyable to stay in David's apartment for nearly 8 days now. Not only does this save me vast amounts of money, but it gives me access to a kitchen (I have been cooking deluxe meals each night) and enables us to take midday breaks from adventures and not worry about leaving our possessions strewn about. Our most recent days have been very relaxed, especially when you compare them to our first several days where we toured Edinburgh Castle, climbed Arthur's seat and Calton Hill, and went into the highlands in search of hairy coos. Since ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh December 28th 2013

Having been in Edinburgh four full days now, I've been able to see and do quite a few things. On Thursday, we climbed Arthur's Seat - a large hill on the edge of town that offers a spectacular view of all of Edinburgh. The day was perfect for such a climb: nary a cloud in the sky, bright sunshine, and very little wind (for Scotland, that is). On the walk back to David's apartment, we passed through Calton Hill, a large hill in the city centre with several Greek-inspired monuments atop it. These monuments, in part, help earn Edinburgh its nickname "The Athens of the North". The serendipitous find for the day was walking past a gated graveyard and finding the gate ajar, thereby signalling us to enter, obviously. Most of the headstones were from the ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh December 25th 2013

You remember the part of the movie Home Alone where the mom is trying to get back home to her son on Christmas Eve and it's next to impossible because transportation is booked or unavailable? Well her journey sounds nice to my fiasco yesterday. I got to Dublin Airport well before my flight, cleared security with no problem, and was sitting at the gate waiting. The flight was to board at 9:45. Well, it was delayed. We finally boarded near noon. Apparently, Ireland and the UK were on the edge of a storm and very high winds were making for difficult flying. The plane on which I was to fly was pretty small: two propellors and maybe capacity for 50 passengers. Our takeoff was successful, albeit unnerving. The wind would batter the plane, causing it to ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Inverness December 12th 2013

Just a few lines in order to update my latest moves and and show you a few sceneries. So here I am in Inverness, 2 weeks now and quite enjoying it. Before hand I spent my time with family, first near Dorchester, after near Swindon and then near Fraserburgh. It was good to see all of you and thankyou for welcoming me during Christmas & New Year, I really enjoyed it !! Here are a few pictures of the coast near Fraserburgh, sorry none of my few moves in England, the weather wasn't really the best for good pictures, how strange :) The Inverness pictures and surroundings will be on my next post.... read more


Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh November 17th 2013

First off, I recognize that I have been woefully absent from the interwebs, but that simply means that I am getting down to business (to defeat the huns ) and doing school stuff. Plus I’ve been very sick. Like, brink of collapse sick. It’s all very dramatic. True to my medical upbringing, I have refused to go get medical attention despite clearing needing some. This is partially because I was pretty sure I’d recover without seeing a doctor but also because I have no idea how to see a doctor here. But mostly the recovery thing. Anyway, I’m alive and very busy. It has been a long time, and lots of things have happened. I was a ghost buster for Halloween, which was good fun. My friends/fellow busters and I went to Teviot, the student-run bar/meeting ... read more
Someone named JF Harte went to my uni and then died in WWI

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Midlothian » Edinburgh November 14th 2013

Today we had tickets for the morning session watching the Gymnastics at the SECC. Before we went in Mum and Dad has a look through the Commonwealth games ‘What to do in Glasgow’ guide for today and BBC@thequay which was near by looked great so we all decided to head over the Gymnastics. So the Gymnastics was great amazing what they can do! Getting out of the arena was busy but we easily found our way via some great looking BBC@thequay signs to the Bells Bridge. On the south side of the Clyde we walked alone the riverbank toward the Glasgow tower, soon coming to an amazing looking bike hire place were you could pick up a map and discover a bit more of Glasgow via the local National Cycle Networks. Turns out Glasgow are making ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Angus » Edzell November 7th 2013

Wow.....finally managed to upload a photo using iPhone. Nexus 7 specially bought for trip seems unable to upload any photos. Never mind .. Will just use iPhone. Now in Edinburgh with Craig Louise and boys and Freya. amazingly managed to keep weight to only 13kg each Bound to have forgotten something! Ah well too late now. Only 2 more sleeps!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Lanarkshire » Glasgow November 6th 2013

Hi Guys Short but sweet update. We enjoyed our time in Liverpool, visiting a few little pubs for lunch/dinner. Have a new drink that I will need to make at home (Vodka, Apple Juice & Lemonade) quite a nice little drink that one. It has been very cold and wet, just how you picture the UK :). We went from Liverpool and crossed into Scotland and stayed in Glasgow for the night. Nice Hotel but even better view of the fireworks that were going off for Guy Fawkes Night. Oh, that's right.. we forgot to tell you about the fireworks.. Unlike Australia, you can buy your fireworks fix at the local Tesco (Coles), local newsagent, really wherever they want to sell them. We aren't talking just small firecrackers here, there are all different sorts. Andrew took ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Angus » Edzell November 6th 2013

Just back from Portmahomack and Rolo handover. We get the feeling that he is going to be a bit spoiled by Emma & Jane but he has settled with Henry OK and stolen all the toys as expected. 2 days left for last minute hitches and seem to be plenty of them! First job was to do this new blog as last one was incompatable with tab. International phone Sim not working so that needs fixed and still waiting for Shirley's new Sim and malaria tabs. Will get excited when these sorted out. This is also just a witter to test the new blog. Next one should be from the Southern hemisphere.....Wooohoooo!... read more

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