Thanks to an excellent local bus service and knowledgable tour guides, we were able to spend a wonderful holiday on the Outer Hebrides without renting a car. This post has all the details with some photographs one can only take on these remote Scottish islands.
One of the absolute must-do stops from Dalek's Scotland trip was Islay, the Scottish island famed over the world for its whisky. What was surprising was how much natural beauty was present on the island and how friendly the locals were. This guide will summarise our Islay experiences along with tips for getting around by public transport. … Continue reading A guide to Islay, Scotland – A whisky lovers dream destination
A couple of weeks back, the Birmingham (our home city in the UK) blogger community was invited to the launch event of a new Indian restaurant called 1580. Birmingham has a thriving blogger community (Facebook, Twitter) and they organize meetups once in a while to come together and have a friendly chat. It was our first … Continue reading 1580 Restaurant review & Birmingham blogger meetup
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
Orkney Islands is an archipelago off the north coast of Scotland comprising 70 islands and is a history lovers dream. Nowhere else in our travels have we found Stone Age historical artefacts this accessible to the public and we find it fascinating to be able to physically see them (multiple Unesco World Heritage sites). Plus the … Continue reading Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views
Immediately after getting soaked in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, I took a very rocky ferry for 2.5 hours to reach Ullapool in the mainland. I knew I wanted to reach Orkney as soon as possible but because of the way public transport in Scotland works, I'd have to get to Inverness first. It was a … Continue reading Inverness Highland Games (Day 19)
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