Penang was my favourite stop on our journey. An island off the west coast of Malaysia, chosen as I had heard it 'had the best street food in Asia', and reachable by ferry from Langkawi, it was a natural next stop on our travels. A fairly pricey ferry at 70 ringgit (£14), the ferry took … Continue reading Street Art, Temples and Street Food on Penang Island
From KL Sentral we head north. Past rivers and trees, from built up residential areas, to huts and grand houses; the landscape changes. The contrast between rich and poor evident. The occasional temple, colourfully adorned, comes into view. Becoming mountainous, new builds to old, we arrive into the open expanse of water and boats near … Continue reading A Week in Langkawi
I was keen to scratch a bit more of Asia off my scratchy map... Vietnam and Cambodia first choice, their monsoon season in August led us to decide upon Malaysia for this year's explorings instead. With an itinerary of 2 and a half days in Kuala Lumpur, 7 days in Langkawi, 2 days in Penang … Continue reading A Wee Malaysian Adventure
We've been a bit castle crazy recently... It wasn't intentional. It kind of just happened. Dunnottar has been on my list for a long time. I wanted to go and take a picture the same that was on my Pinterest board. Bamburgh has always been luringly enticing, atop a beach and overlooking the sea. An … Continue reading Conquering Castles
60,000 lights, 26 arches, 19 metres high, 25 days, twice a night, that would be Edinburgh's 'Street of Light' Set to a background of synchronised choir music which changes each performance, this event is luring tourists and locals out to see what it's all about. A predicted 250,000 people are expected to attend. Mum and … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Lights
Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater...!' Do you know the origins of this phrase? I learnt the answer to this on our recent trip to the Scottish Mining Museum. The museum on my list for a while, we finally made it there last Sunday. Our second attempt, the first we were too late … Continue reading Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater?