Visiting North Wales, UK – where nature & history meet

Even though we've lived in the UK for a few years now, we'd never been to Wales. Having spent a weekend there recently, we can safely describe it as a "more-accessible Scotland", especially for people who live in the Midlands & London. We spent most of our weekend based in Bangor between 2 interesting yet wildly … Continue reading Visiting North Wales, UK – where nature & history meet

Street Art & chasing Banksy : 5 things to do in Bristol, UK

As some of you may know, we flew to & fro from Bristol on our recent Iceland trip. The unexpected part of this decision was how unexpectedly awesome Bristol turned out to be and even though we spent a night + a few hours in the city, we fell short by a few hours in exploring … Continue reading Street Art & chasing Banksy : 5 things to do in Bristol, UK

Isle of Skye, Scotland – Walking around Skye

We're finally picking up writing Daleks Great Scotland Camping Trip again, but not from where we left off. Dalek is still going to write his day-by-day ramblings but as many travelers are already planning their summer trips, we've decided to first write all the practical information for each region visited (with campsite reviews) in the next … Continue reading Isle of Skye, Scotland – Walking around Skye

Book lovers’ day trip to Oxford, England

We did a day trip to Oxford recently before the fall colours went away for the year. By the end of the day we realised that it is impossible to see all of Oxford's sights in a single day. We nevertheless had a fantastic day sightseeing. The city is a photographer's delight with its beautiful architecture, … Continue reading Book lovers’ day trip to Oxford, England

Day 12: A Breathtaking Torridon Hike

Day 12 Destination My most ambitious hike for the entire trip saw me walking a shade over 20 KM to traverse the drop-dead gorgeous hike of Coire Mhic Fhearchair (which I've already waxed about in our main post). The day's sights, sounds and feelings make up the most of this post. Day 12 Travel Map Day 12 … Continue reading Day 12: A Breathtaking Torridon Hike

Visit Torridon Northwest Scotland by Public Transport*

Best time to visit: Summer or any dry day really. Reasons to visit Best scenery in Scotland**: Let's try to put things in perspective. The Isle of Skye is magnificent, its home to some jaw-dropping scenery. However, when I reached Torridon, my first thought way "Wow, is this really better than Skye? Maybe it is". … Continue reading Visit Torridon Northwest Scotland by Public Transport*

Scotland Crossing #2 (Day 9)

Date: July 6th Day 9 Destination: Aberlour, the home to whisky of the same name as well as Scotland's favourite biscuit, Walker's Shortbread. As mentioned in the previous post, I headed to the North-East of Scotland from the South-West as the weather there had gone bad. Day 9 Travel Map Day 9 Costs: £3 (Luss-Balloch … Continue reading Scotland Crossing #2 (Day 9)

A whisky lovers must visit – Edradour Distillery Scotland

As mentioned in a previous blogpost, we had herladed Edradour Distillery as one of the best tours in Scotland. However it's best feature, it's tasting bar, got even better for me with a trip yesterday. They offer their own expressions from £2.50 per dram upto £15 for 20+ years varieties. What I didn't realise is … Continue reading A whisky lovers must visit – Edradour Distillery Scotland

Day 8: Around Loch Lomond in a day

Date: July 5th Day 8 Destination: Walked around Luss on the western bank of Loch Lomond in the morning before taking a water bus to the western bank & doing the Conic Hill hike. Was back in the campsite by early evening for laundry 🙂 Will share pics not already shared in the main post along … Continue reading Day 8: Around Loch Lomond in a day

The origin of Scotch Whisky names

If you're a fan of single malt Scotch whisky (or just whisky here in Scotland), you may have wondered why there are patterns in some whisky names (Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, etc) or what can the name Bruichladdich possibly mean. This short post will explain how the names of most of the Scottish distilleries came about (with a … Continue reading The origin of Scotch Whisky names