United Kingdom/Ireland

An Oxford Scholar

Monday, August 5, 2019

The sun was shining as our local tour guide Louis introduced us to Oxford ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’, less than an hour from London by train. Oxford revolves around its prestigious University and our guide Louis was about to introduce us to this world-famous city.  As we wandered around the majestic sandstone buildings, we…

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The Old Rectory Tearoom

Sunday, August 4, 2019

A hidden gem in the heart of the Cotswalds is The Old Rectory Tearoom in Castle Combe.  It is not widely advertised so luckily it was part of our Back Roads Tour.  We walked to the door which was like a stables entrance of the gorgeous stone building dating back to 1490. We peeked our…

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Cliffs of Moher 

Friday, April 26, 2019

If you’re wanting a jaw-dropping view where mountain and ocean meet, then I suggested you visit the Cliffs of Moher! Walking along the jagged mountain formations I was instantly smiling at my surroundings. Cliffs that stretch for kilometres east and west with the rough blue ocean out in front, nature is putting on a fine…

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Highlands Day Tour

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Driving through the hazy green moors of Scotland was a dream come true. To be guided through such history and scenery was fantastic. Driving past old abandoned huts and large cattle farms, it was easy to picture how the locals, centuries ago, would have lived off the land. The highlight was driving through Glencoe –…

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Walk to the Glenfinnan Viaduct

Monday, January 7, 2019

To be immersed in the green fields and rolling hills of Scotland is a dream come true, especially heading towards a grand and famous viaduct. My friend and I planned to visit the Glenfinnan Bridge whilst we were in Scotland, for a quick photo op. What we weren’t expecting was how amazing that photo opportunity…

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Culloden Battlefield

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The visit to Culloden Battlefield with my friend was a somber, harrowing, yet incredible experience that I would certainly do again and suggest to anyone that they visit.  On a sunny, yet windy afternoon in Inverness we purchased our tickets to the Culloden Battlefield Museum, which was extremely informative and gave great accounts from both…

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Blarney Castle and Gardens

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Visiting Blarney Castle to kiss the famous stone was such a surprising and fun day. Surprising as I was not aware how high the stone was placed in the castle and how far backward you must lean (with a view of the concrete ground 100 feet below) to kiss the stone. Fun because racing around…

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