Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

What is this pass? The Spirit of Scotland travelpass is pre-dominantly a rail rover ticket (similar to a Eurail pass in mainland Europe) where one can take unlimited train & ferry journeys along with a few bus journeys for £134 (4 days out of 8) / £179.70 (8 days out of 15). Travellers to Scotland, … Continue reading Spirit of Scotland Travelpass : Is it worth it?

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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)

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

Day 5: Exploring Cairngorms National Park by Public Transit

Date: 2nd July 2016 Day 5 Destination: See some more of the Northwest part of the Cairngorms National Park including it's main city Aviemore & the town of Grantown-on-Spey Day 5 Travel Map Costs: £5.5 (Aviemore train) + £6 (return bus ticket Aviemore - Grantown) + £5 (Brewery tour) + £4 (breakfast/brunch) + £6 (tent) … Continue reading Day 5: Exploring Cairngorms National Park by Public Transit

Day 3: See the real Lake District by Bus in 1 day

The NW Explorer ticket offered by Stagecoach (shown below) is the most powerful bus day-ticket we have ever seen for the sheer coverage it provides. Below is the map of the UK with the blue lines representing a broad coverage of the NW explorer ticket. This single ticket covers 10% of the country including the entirety … Continue reading Day 3: See the real Lake District by Bus in 1 day

Visiting Cairngorms National Park: Newtonmore & Aviemore

Best time to visit: Summer (the Scottish variety) Location: The Cairngorms National park is situated in northern Scotland, just south of Inverness. This post focuses on the west & northwest parts of the park, which are well connected by bus & rail, along the river Spey (the river that lends its name to Speyside whisky). … Continue reading Visiting Cairngorms National Park: Newtonmore & Aviemore

Kolkata Public Transit Guide

Travelling within most major Indian cities is difficult if you are not local to that city & Kolkata is not an exception. Infact with the multitude of public transit options in Kolkata, there is a higher chance of getting confused on how to get around. But if you know your way around the options available … Continue reading Kolkata Public Transit Guide

Visiting Perthshire, Scotland – Part 1

Location: Perthshire is the region of central Scotland where the Highlands meet the Lowlands. Due to this reason, the region offers the best of both worlds. Pitlochry is the largest town in this region. This writeup will focus on a couple of places west of Pitlochry but does not include the town itself (read Part … Continue reading Visiting Perthshire, Scotland – Part 1

Best of Scotland in 1 Week

Scotland is a ruggedly beautiful country that attracts tourists from around the world. We provide a sample week long itinerary based mostly on public transit to help you see the best of Scotland.

Switzerland Transportation Guide

Switzerland is truly the most breathtaking of countries. In my opinion, the Swiss are some of the world's smartest people. The union of the 2 facts implies that most of Switzerland is highly accessible by public transit, including some engineering marvels. Every time we look back at our pictures, all we want to do is hop back … Continue reading Switzerland Transportation Guide