Luss Village Herritage Walk at Loch Lomond, Scotland

Day 7 of our road trip, sunny 800km/1600km A.M: Loch Lomond is no others but the lake located at the southern part of Scotland and it is part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. On Day 7, we began our brand new journey to this lake which is located about 40km away from our accommodation at Loch Long. The most interesting part of this location is the Luss Village Paths/ Herritage Walk. There are a few routes from 15 minutes – one hour. We have chosen the shortest one ……Continue Reading


Glencoe, Scotland

Day 6 of our road trip, light drizzles. P:M: After Glennfinnan Viaduct (The Harry Potter Bridge), we continued our journey via Glencoe before reaching our accomodation at Loch Long. We have entered another 250km with Day 6′ agenda from Fort Augustus-Fort William -Glenfinnan Viaduct-Glencoe-Loch Long. “A glen is a valley, typically one that is long, deep and often glacially U-shaped, or one with a watercourse running through it.”-Wikipedia. Glencoe is the most famous glen in Scotland for its touristic  purposes for hillwalking vacations, mountaineering and also for Harry Potter’s scenes. We were driving ……Continue Reading


Glenfinnan Viaduct, Harry Potter’s dream in Scotland

Day 6 of our road trip, light rain. P.M: We are among the millions ordinary children who grew up with Harry Potter’s magical adventures. It was such a hit back then and we wonder who doesn’t know who Harry Potter is. That was why we were at the Glennfinnan Viaduct (The Harry Potter Bridge), located approximately 90km from our last stop, Fort Augustus. It was rainy and cloudy and the Harry Potter’s feel was so intense.       Due to the weather and time, we didn’t hike up the ……Continue Reading


Caledonian Canal of Fort Augustus, Scotland

Day 6 of our road trip, light rain. A.M: Fort Augustus is about 90km away from Aviemore, it is also the 500km/1600km of our road trip. This small town located at the most southern tip of Loch Ness. We had a quick stop here before going south to Glennfinan viaduct and Lake District National Park. On that day, Scotland has presented us its most typical scottish weather with light rain. Upon reaching this town, we had the chance to witness a few boats and yachts transiting through the locks of ……Continue Reading


Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Scotland

Day 5 of our road trip, cloudy. A.M: Urquhart Castle, the third most visited castle after Edinburgh and Stirling Castle located at the shore of Loch Ness at Highlands, Scotland, about 20km away from Inverness Scotland. Once a prominent castle in 13th century for the Scottish and till the beginning of the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th century. It now leaves us some traces of the medieval times and our imagination of the past. The wind on our visit day was quite strong, so prepare yourself with proper ……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

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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