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I already wrote a kind of “emotional roundup” of my trip to Scotland. However, I have been doing official roundups in this format for every country I have traveled in depth since starting blogging two years ago. So I decided to keep the tradition alive and hopefully give a hint or two to those that may… Read more

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So Edinburgh may have lost my Scotland City Smackdown, but there are no hard feelings. Right, Edinburgh? Because I’m about to shower lots of internet love on what I rate as your most top notch attraction: The Edinburgh Zoo. Let me rewind to the night before my visit, where I’m dancing up a storm in an… Read more

The Scotland City Smackdown thumbnail

There is an age old rivalry between Glasgow and Edinburgh, my private Scottish tour guide (and um, boyfriend) tells me as we drive the short hour between the two. The two have long competed in art, sport, innovation, industry, and tourism. The cities’ residents are fiercely proud and quick to tell you why theirs is the… Read more

The Great Escape: Month 1 Roundup thumbnail

I absolutely cannot believe I’ve been away from home for an entire month. It feels a bit surreal and I don’t think it’s quite sunk in yet that I’m on the go “for good.” Scotland was a great place to start this adventure both so that Mark could visit home and also as a great ease… Read more

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I can’t believe I’m already up to Week 3 in my Photo of the Week project! This week’s photo was taken in Edinburgh, Scotland in front of the Edinburgh Castle all lit up at night. I shot with a long exposure and waited for one of the city’s ubiquitous double decker buses to drive by. What… Read more