Day 7, Scotland: A morning of speed tourism in Glasgow followed by a beautiful drive to Islay Up early around 9 am, I had quite a morning planned for us. We had half a day to check out the major sites of Glasgow, the largest Scottish city and third largest UK city. We checked out … Continue reading A Morning in Glasgow and a Drive to Islay
Day 6, Northern Ireland: Day of sightseeing in Derry featuring the Peace Bridge, Guildhall, Tower Museum, St. Columb’s Cathedral, Apprentice Boys Memorial Hall, Free Derry Corner, and the Bogside. Then a flight to Glasgow. Nathalie left in the wee hours of the morning for a meeting in Dublin, so I slept in for a bit … Continue reading Legen-wait for it-DERRY!
Northern Ireland Day 5: Day of sightseeing in Belfast featuring the City Hall, Crown Liquor Saloon, Europa Hotel, Grand Opera House, Waterfront, Albert Clock Tower, St. Anne’s Cathedral, Shankill Road, Queen’s Quarter, and Titanic Belfast. Then a drive to Derry, stopping at Carrickfergus Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant’s Causeway. Up and ready a bit … Continue reading Bomb Scare in Belfast!
Ireland Day 4: Touring Dunguaire Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Leamanagh Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, and a drive to Belfast. We got up at 9:30 am and were quite rested. After our simple breakfast at the village, we headed out on our driving tour towards the Cliffs of Moher. We planned quite a few stops … Continue reading A Misstep is Death on the Cliffs of Moher
A UK Olympic Summer Month: Planning A month of Olympics, Guinness, Scotch, and Swedish Meatballs! This summer I’m off to my annual family vacation in Italy, but adventure is near! As the Olympics are in London this year, I will use London as my base city and take the chance to explore Ireland, Northern Ireland, … Continue reading A UK Olympic Summer Month