Keith, Scotland

Day 4 of our road trip, intermittent showers A.M: 300km/1600+km  Are you looking forward being away and having a good self-reset before your next Go!?  Travelling unleashes our freedom and letting us to have the opportunity to listen to our inner voice. Be it oughting for an interim therapy away from work, feeding your cultural quest or merely spending quality time with your family just outside your town. Let your mind run wild and away from work, let your mind to think about something that you don’t even think about ……Continue Reading


Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

Day 3 of our road trip, cloudy 220km/1600+km Cairngorms National Park has an area of over 4500km^2 in the north east of Scotland, mostly mountainous and some lochs (lakes). First stop of the Cairngorms National Park is Loch Morlich, rainy. We stopped-by merely for some pictures.   Second stop: Guided mountain hiking by Cairngorms Reindeer Center Our third stop: Cairn Gorms Ski Mountain   Our fourth stop (the next day after Chivas, Keith Scotland) : Hiking in Aviemore itself in the woodland, chosen the shortest trek about 2km in total. ……Continue Reading


Aviemore, Scotland

Day 2 of our road trip, sunny with intermittent clouds First 200km of 1600+km Lochs (lakes), Castles, Highlands and wilderness of Scotland awaiting us after our two-day-stay in Edinburgh. Heading north to the wilderness land of Scotland, our first stop after picking up our cars from the capital was Pitlochry at 18:00 to fill our stomachs before reaching Aviemore, Scotland that evening. Aviemore is a small town located in the Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. If you’re looking for a holiday away from the city and in the wilderness land, this ……Continue Reading


Edinburgh, Scotland

Day 1 of our road trip, sunny Flew into Edinburgh through KLM from Amsterdam and the flight took 1.5hours with sandwiches and drinks provided. Took a 45mins bus ride near the airport exit with 1.60GBP per person to the Royal Mile, Old Town itself. Checked-in and the trip has started. Edinburgh, capital of Scotland is unexpectedly beautiful. Elegant on the hilly landscape with spectacular Scottish buildings. Every corner of the historic buildings has some stories to tell. Friendly summer weather is truly a bliss to us. Everything looks more beautiful ……Continue Reading


17 days in U.K.

I’ve just returned from a road trip with the in-laws across U.K from Edinburgh – Aviemore – Keith – Aberlour – Inverness – Eilean Donan Castle – Loch Ness – Fort Augustus – Fort William – Glenfinnan – Glencoe – Loch Lomond – Loch Long – Lake District (Ambleside) – Stirling Castle – Glasgow – Birmingham – Bath – Stonehenge – to London. 7 of us in two cars travelled for about 1600km+ in 17 days. Never did I travelled on the road for such a long consecutive days before ……Continue Reading

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Dutch Folks Dance and Costumes

We usually do our groceries at the shopping area near our home and last Saturday the community center has organised a Summer Festival at that shopping area. Over 40 small stalls selling local products i.e wooden clogs, long horns, cheeses, fruit jams and more. Something unusual to see when we compare it to what we usually have during our groceries shopping. Very busy place with people, stalls, and to my surprise Dutch Folks Music and Dance. I always wanted to see Dutch Folks Dance, but never wanted to go to tourist ……Continue Reading


Volendam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam is iconic and needing no explanation, Rotterdam is famous for its port, Zaandam is famous for its windmills in Zaanse Schans, Edam is of course famous for its cheeses, and Volendam, an enticing traditional Dutch fishing village. Small fishing village that is accustomed to current tourists’ demand while preserving its rich cultural sense.   Wearing traditional dutch costume is still part of the routine for the villagers here. If you’re lucky, you will get to see one during your sight seeing. I always wonder why traditional Dutch houses are ……Continue Reading



  Reign The current constitutional monarchy of The Netherlands has the history started when Prince William VI of Orange, who crowned as King William I in 1815 after the fall of Napoleon, decline of Dutch Republic and eventually regained its independence from France. Since then, King William I (1815-1840), King William II (1840-1850), and King William III ruled the throne before the succession of Queen Wilhelmina from 1890-1948, Queen Juliana from 1948-1980 and Queen Beatrix from 1980-2013. The current King Willem -Alexander ascended the throne after the abdication of his mother, Queen ……Continue Reading


Spring in The Netherlands ???

After months of cold, the weather has finally gotten better across the country where temperature has risen up to average 12’C for the last two weeks. It is beginning of April and the warmer weather is also telling us that spring is indeed has arrived. Seeing blooming and hearing chirping is such a serene joy. Very excited myself, because I would like to spend my spring slightly different this year. This write up is slightly different from the past because I would like to share what I plan to experience in ……Continue Reading