Scotland Travel

    Edinburgh Hogmanay 2017 | New Year Celebrations in Scotland

    edinburgh castle fireworks 2017

    Just days after returning form a lovely Christmas weekend in the Scottish Highlands, we headed south to celebrate the New Year in Edinburgh.  Hogmanay is the Scots word for the last day of the year, New Year’s Eve.  And before moving to Aberdeen, I had no idea that one of the biggest New Year Celebrations around the world is the Edinburgh Hogmanay, a 3-day festival full of fireworks and events throughout the city.  So it wasn’t so bad that we…

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    Our First Christmas in Scotland

    It felt that the holidays this year approached quicker than it has in previous years.  One minute I was starting my Masters program, the next I was handing in the final…

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    Aveiro: Off the Beaten Path in Portugal

    Many visitors to Portugal will go to the capital Lisbon and perhaps even Porto.  The sunseekers head to Algarve in the south.  But much of the rest of the country is overlooked.  So…

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    Life Lately | Saying goodbye to summer

    Life has switched gears for us in the past month.  And until I sat down to write this post, I honestly thought it’s been pretty uneventful.  When people have asked what…

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    Top 5 Things You Must Do in Valencia

    I won’t deny that moving to Scotland has got me searching for warmer weather and sunshine.  So when the idea came up of a girl’s trip to somewhere hot, I didn’t…

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    Our Scottish Bucket List

    In the spirit of making the most of our assignment in Scotland, I’ve compiled a list of places to see and things to do while we live in Aberdeen. Our Scottish…

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    Life Lately | August in Aberdeen

    My roundup of what we were up to this past month, August in Aberdeen.  Well here we are some 6 weeks after we touched down in Aberdeen, or rather trained up.   And…