A Guide to Scottish Slang

One of the things I love about being Scottish (and there are many) is that us Scots have our own little Scottish words, phrases, slang and accents. I know from travelling a lot that Read more

Why You Should Visit Scotland in Autumn

Autumn is such a perfect season. I love the yellow, orange and red leaves as they transform from green through the colour spectrum. I love the piles of leaves sweeping around as they're caught Read more

My Favourite Travel Beauty Products

As a travel blogger and writer, travel is an enormous part of my life and I spend a lot of time on the road away from home. In the last year or so I've Read more

How to Alleviate Wanderlust Without Travelling

This past weekend has been a little bit of a disappointment. I was supposed to be exploring a new city for me, Madrid, yet I ended up staying at home. Why? Well, I was meant Read more

A Perfect Few Days in Venice

Venice is a place that I absolutely adore, no matter how filled with tourists it is, and I've written here before about my unwavering love for the city. So, when my partner, Thomas, and I Read more

Amsterdam Again

I've visited Amsterdam before, back when I was just 14 years old on a long weekend with my parents and I remember having a really great time, so when I had a long layover Read more

My 2013 Travel Adventures

Posted on by Emma Gray in China, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Scotland, Singapore, Travel Tales, Vietnam | 10 Comments

2013 has been a pretty big travel year for me. I’ve visited fourteen different countries including six brand new ones taking my total number of countries to 33. Not bad!

I began the year watching fireworks light up the sky over Edinburgh Castle surrounded by other lovely travel bloggers. We were at the beginning of a whirlwind trip around Scotland seeing all that my beloved country has to offer. Everyone adored their time in Scotland and I was like a proud mother hen showing off the best parts of my country to everyone. Shockingly for Scotland the weather even behaved and we had warm temperatures, no snow and very little rain. Thanks, Mother Nature!
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Why I Think I Could Live in Berlin

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Berlin really is a place that I could imagine living in. I’ve written before on my previous trip to Berlin about how I worried I wouldn’t be ‘cool’ enough, or edgy enough, or hipster enough, or just enough for Berlin. I then spent the whole trip realising that it doesn’t matter who you are in Berlin, nobody seems to care. Everyone seems to be accepted here, and it’s part of the reason why I love it.
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The Street Art of Berlin

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Berlin is a place that is world renowned for its street art, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. It seems as though at every turn you are confronted with street art of some kind. Some of it is truly interesting, thought provoking and makes walking around Berlin that bit more exciting as you never know what you’ll stumble upon next. Here’s some of my favourite pictures of the street art of Berlin…

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My Favourite Places

Posted on by Emma Gray in France, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Travel Tales | 10 Comments

Any traveller will know that when you’ve been lucky enough to have visited many different places often people love to ask where has been your favourite. I know some people absolutely hate when people ask this question, but I don’t have a problem with it. It’s kind of a natural question I’d say.

Anyway, I always answer it that I could never pick just one place, so here are a few of my favourite places I’ve visited so far…

St. Petersburg, Russia

I was absolutely blown away by the time I spent in the Russian city of St. Petersburg. Russian history is utterly fascinating, and there’s something I find so intriguing about the country, culture and Russian people. I was also taken aback by the opulent and exciting architecture of some of the buildings in St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas.

The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood, by far my favourite building in St. Petersburg

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Berlin in Pictures

Posted on by Emma Gray in Germany | 4 Comments

I fell pretty hard for the city of Berlin, it’s nightlife, and it’s utterly accepting atmosphere on my recent visit. I spent an amazing long weekend checking out the sights, street art, markets, nightlife, and soaking up the history of Berlin. So here’s a few pictures from my whirlwind weekend in the city…

Berlin sunset

The gorgeous sunset from our balcony

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Experiencing Cool Berlin

Posted on by Emma Gray in Germany | 20 Comments

I’d heard so much about Berlin recently that I literally jumped at the opportunity to spend a long weekend in Germany’s capital city and began researching immediately.

Hipster. Cool. Trendy. Funky. Colourful. Multi-cultural. Alternative. 

Berlin Kreuzberg Bars

This is the type of colourful place you stumble upon in Krezuberg…

These are just some of the words that repeatedly came up whenever I read or heard about Berlin. It’s safe to say I was intrigued, and longing to explore the city. However I couldn’t stop myself from paying attention to this niggling feeling: Read more