Before I travelled to India everyone said it was a country that you either love or hate, but I think I left feeling somewhere quite in the middle. There were elements of India that enchanted and inspired me, but equally there were other parts that frustrated and overwhelmed me. It’s a dizzying place that I will never forget and it has undoubtedly left a huge impression on me.
Chilling in my favourite place in India – Shimla
There were many things about India that I really didn’t like and perhaps those are things for a future post, but here I wanted to share my favourite things about India with you… Read more
Doors. They’re everywhere. They’re functioning, useful and there’s definitely more doors than people in every single place you visit. That doesn’t mean that they have to be drab and utilitarian though!
I love nothing more than a bright colour pop door, a rustic wooden door with the paint peeling and the wood crumbling slightly and don’t even get me started on big heavy door knockers. Love them!
I’ve discovered some truly beautiful doors around the world on my travels so lets take a look at some of my favourites…
Travel can be amazing, exhilarating, enlightening and eye-opening but at times it can also be stressful, frustrating, exhausting and nerve-wracking. Travel sure can take it’s toll on your emotions, not to mention on your health.
I’m quite lucky that I very rarely get sick, and almost never on the road (although I bet now I’ve said that I’ll get sick !). I travelled through India for 2 weeks without falling foul to a bout of the dreaded Delhi Belly and I put it down to a strong immune system and making smart choices and taking precautions while I’m away from home and all that is familiar and safe. So, here are a few of my favourite tips on how to stay healthy while travelling the world. Read more
“YES we made it” I shrieked as we ran towards the crew who were still gathering tickets and letting the last passengers head down the steps towards the plane. I was sweaty, out of breath and felt like my heart was going to pound right out of my chest with the panic of potentially missing my flight.
But how had I got here? I’m the girl who likes to be early for everything, especially flights. I even become irrationally flustered if I know I’m going to end up 5 minutes late for a lunch date with a friend. Read more
Any regular readers here will know I’m a very passionate Scot. I adore my home country and I’m always encouraging people to visit (I’ve been told I should work for the tourism board more than a handful of times!). 2014 is a MASSIVE year for Scotland – it’s the year of the Homecoming and we’re also hosting The Ryder Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the MTV Awards. Phew!
If all that isn’t enough reason to Visit Scotland in 2014 then here’s a few more…
Scotland is brimming with raw, natural beauty and is often described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Drive up to the Highlands and discover the land where the clans lived and worked, venture out to the islands and check out the wildlife, discover some of Scotland’s lochs (there are around 31,000 lochs and lochans) and enjoy the peace, quiet and tranquility that this country offers.
Natural beauty on the Isle of Skye Read more
Have you ever stayed at a hotel that was so weird and so wonderful all at the same time? Nope? Well I hadn’t either until I stepped off a quiet street in Edinburgh’s Old Town, in the shadow of the ancient castle, and checked into The Witchery Hotel.
Entering The Witchery is a little like stepping back in time. We were led out of the close and up a winding staircase to our suite for the night. The friendly porter told us that our suite, the ‘Inner Sanctum’, was the very first suite that opened in the hotel and led us in through a giant wooden door and as we stepped through it we were transported back in time.
We found ourselves in a tartan lined entrance room. Tartan walls, tartan carpets, tartan everything. There was certainly no mistaking that we were in Scotland’s capital city. A giant chandelier hung from the high ceiling and dominated the room.
Following the porter we were led into the the main room of most incredible suite I’ve ever seen. Read more