Last days of Scotland

I headed to the National Gallery first thing in the morning and spent a couple hours looking at the beautiful art work they have. The brilliant thing about the National Galleries in the UK is that they are free – they are all by donation. So, everyone is free to enjoy them and those who…

Time for the Tattoo

I jumped on the train in the morning for the 3 or so hours journey to Edinburgh. It was a cool journey, as we start right in the highlands and move away – the landscape kept changing along the way, but was stunning all the time. A common theme, are you noticing? I arrived in…

In Search of Loch Ness

Today I decided to take a day tour to Loch Ness, which included a cruise down the loch as well. Boats? Water? I am in! We left early in the morning, grabbed almost a full bus load of passengers along the way and then set out. First start – Corrimony Cairn and it’s standing stones.…

Back to the Mainland

Although I enjoyed the beauty of the last few days, it was time to move on to another spot. This time, I was headed to Inverness, which is the city in the Highlands. I grabbed an early bus, which would take me all the way there. No trains or ferries on this round. Heading over…

A Day in Portree

Portree is located on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and recently, some part of Made of Honour were shot here. Getting around the isle is quite difficult without a car. There is so much to see and the landscape is so varied, that being in just one spot does not do justice to this…

Beautiful Day

Since I can remember, I have been looking forward to visiting the Hebrides. Wild and rugged, and on the Northwestern Isles of Scotland, holding onto the Gaelic language and culture, it has seemed that you could go back in history right now. These islands are remote and take time to get to, but everything worthwhile…

Off to the Hebrides

Getting up early, and feeling stuffed up, I headed out for the first train to Mallaig. Brilliant plan. There was almost no one on the train and I had tons of room to myself to enjoy this scenic hour long route. This is the last of the West Highland Way (the first being the route…

Hanging out in Fort William

Owing to being out late the night before, I slept in a bit and lazily got out of bed at 9 am. Yep, that’s late these days… people start getting up by 7 am and with the rustling of bags, the opening and closing of doors, etc, usually you start getting up as well. Plus,…