"Loch Ness, trivia nights and Edinburgh ghost tours" There is something about visiting famous locations that holds an element of anticipation, like buying your first car or stealing alcohol from your parent’s fridge. Waking up at the side of a loch in Scotland, knowing I was going to see the famous Loch Ness that day, was one … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 4
“Glasgow, ruins and Ben Nevis” I had never driven over the border into another country before driving into Scotland. I wasn’t not sure if there is going to be a large monument or border force. Some kind of line marking the end of England, accompanied by a guard of bagpipers, perhaps? Some kind of sound … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 3
"Getting out of England" If experience counts for anything when traveling, if you’re not waiting for a plane, you’re waiting for a friend. If the friend is there, you wait for a bus. If the bus isn’t the problem, you’re waiting for something else. In the case of our Scottish road trip, we were … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 2
‘The hardware’ I was the last of my friends, and the majority of my family, to travel. This meant that I had a wealth of experience to draw upon. Several friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, family members and the odd homeless person on the street wanting to give me advice on what I should and should … Continue reading A road trip to Scotland in an old Royal Mail van- Part 1
One of the harder things that a traveller will need to decide is whether or not to go it alone or travel with other people. There are pros and cons for both sides and it depends entirely on what you like to do. Advocates of both options provide valid arguments. It is a personal preference but understanding the consequences … Continue reading How Many, If Any?
DISCLAIMER: probably got more poor language than normal. I blame the subject matter. Diarrhoea. The runs. The squirts. Bum wees. The trots. The s**ts. Travel sickness. Let’s be honest; every traveller, regardless of the destination, fears getting caught in the painfully awkward grasps of travel sickness. The fact that I don’t even have to write … Continue reading The Messy Reality