Close your eyes. Now imagine Spanish palaces, Roman ruins, medieval castles, stunning landscapes and serene beaches. Is this a dream? Yes, it is. This is Andalusia Dreaming. These sights and more can all be found in the southern province of Spain. Andalusia has long been on my travel list and now I’m finally going to … Continue reading Andalusia Dreaming
An itinerary and planning for “The Great Eastern Summer”, a trip of a lifetime, across three continents and over thirty countries. With three months open for travel my friend Bill and I were set to do some serious exploring. We would start in Africa, go on safari and climb Mount Kilimanjaro, then venture into the … Continue reading The Great Eastern Summer
A UK Olympic Summer Month: Day 31 Last day in Stockholm! Getting a fantastic brunch to go and exploring and the market. Almost missing my flight to London and ending my summer with a traditional British dinner. Taking a look back at what a crazy summer I had. Getting up early because I had a … Continue reading Last Day in Stockholm and my Summary of a Fantastic Summer Month!
A UK Olympic Summer Month: Day 29 Flying to Stockholm and getting a first impression of Sweden! Meeting up with Jeanette and going for a walk downtown. I was off to a new country today and quite excited as I had only been to one of the Scandinavian countries before, Denmark, and that’s probably the … Continue reading Flight Over and First Impression of Sweden!
A UK Olympic Summer Month: Day 28 A tour through London on the last day of the Olympics with stops at the London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Millennium Dome, riding the new Emirates Air Line, seeing the stadium and elbowing my way to the Olympics closing ceremony event in Victoria Park! With a full day on … Continue reading Fighting for Air at the London Olympics Closing Ceremony at Victoria Park
A UK Olympic Summer Month: Day 27 A day with friends and family around Horsham Castle and a night out in Londontown. Sleeping in and recovering from the crazy party the night before, we eventually got up for a brunch with our friends Kevin, Jelena, Arash and Martina who drove up from Belgium. They stayed … Continue reading A Walkabout Horsham Castle
A UK Olympic Summer Month: Day 26 Tricked into making a tailored suit for my own surprise party and a secret kept for 6 months made for the most amazing surprise birthday party! Thanks everyone, you’re all the best! My family is good at throwing surprise parties and they love doing it. I know because … Continue reading An Amazing 20’s Themed Surprise Birthday Party!
Day 10, UK: Exploring the Minster in York then a long drive back to London in time the opening of the Olympic games! We got the rest we needed to recuperate and after a quick breakfast we were on our way straight into the center of York. Yorkshire pudding anyone? York Minster At the ticket … Continue reading York Minster the Highlight of Yorkshire
Day 9, Scotland: Visiting Stirling and the Sword of William Wallace then onto Endinburgh and then south out of Scotland! I wanted to sleep in after that day of nonstop whisky on Islay, but knew I didn’t have the luxury. Up before 9 am for breakfast, I found it to be quite ordinary breakfast with … Continue reading FREEDOM! Reliving Braveheart in Scotland!
Day 8, Scotland: A full day of touring (and tasting!) the island where the best whisky in the world is made. Up around 6:15, we got ready and rushed out, pre-made hotel breakfast in-hand. We bid farewell to Tarbert and sped to catch our ferry to the island, Islay. Was the ferry named the Titanic? … Continue reading I’ve Died and Gone to Whisky Heaven – Islay, Scotland