I have to admit that before visiting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria I wasn’t expecting anything overly cool, unusual or exciting. I imagined it to be touristy, a little generic and similar to most of the other large cities and towns across the Canary Islands due to it’s popularity with young British tourists. I expected to find one of those places that’s perfectly pleasant with a nice beach, some cute shops and a few nice eateries but one that isn’t entirely memorable or interesting.
Boy was I wrong.
I certainly didn’t expect to find hundreds of surfers, amazing street art and cool, indie cafes and restaurants, not to mention a pretty awesome beach! Add to this the temperate climate of The Canary Islands, thanks to being situated right next to Northern Africa, and you can see why many people are attracted to this little island. Read more
When I heard about a ‘winter light festival’ taking place in a massive public park in Glasgow I knew I had to check it out. I marvelled over the pictures on the website and booked my tickets up, surprised to find out how quickly they were disappearing.
The evening finally came and I got all wrapped up warm, donned my waterproofs (there’s always a chance of rain in Scotland!) and drove to Rouken Glen park to start our adventure.
Electric Glen is basically a walk through the park under the cover of darkness where you can enjoy the magical colours of the light installations that have been placed along the route.
Much of my time before I visited Morocco was spent not trying to find out where I should visit, what I should eat and what I should do, but instead searching for what I should wear during my time there.
I expected to find an abundance of information telling me what would be appropriate in a religious and conservative country but the information I was finding was both conflicting and confusing. Serious dilemma!
Last week I finally managed to make my first foray into Africa by visiting Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca!
Africa is my fifth continent (and Morocco my 34th country!) and I was more than a little excited to be there. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect though, hearing all different reports about Africa and Morocco itself from numerous sources.
One thing I did expect to find in Africa was colour, and I wasn’t disappointed!
Chances are if you’ve visited my blog before you’ll know I’m very passionate about my beautiful home country of Scotland. I’ve lived here all of my 23 years and despite leaving often to travel to other corners of the globe I always love returning.
Scotland has a hold over me but I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is. Perhaps it’s the friendly people, some of the friendliest in the world; perhaps it’s the raw, natural beauty; perhaps it’s the fact we have some exciting, vibrant cities and also have so much untouched, empty land outwith them. I don’t know exactly, but I know that wherever I go I’ll always love coming home to Scotland.
I’ve travelled quite a bit through this beautiful country (although not nearly as much as I’d like but that’s a plan for another day!) and I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite places in Scotland… Read more
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