The Scottish countryside turned out to be a sight pulled directly from a Hollywood film. Lush green rolling hillsides, with sheep roaming around large pastures as bubbly brooks run through the middle! Driving along, every so often a castle would appear in the distance- not something that happens back home in Canada and not something I ever tire of seeing! Traveling around Scotland by bus turned out to be a great way to see the Scottish countryside. It’s also incredibly cheap as my 4 hour Megabus trip from Edinburgh to Inverness cost only 5 pounds! Continue reading
Monthly Archives: January 2011
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter officially opened its gates June 18th, 2010 at Universal Studios in Florida and to commemorate the event limited edition tickets were being given out as souvenirs. As a Harry Potter fan and general lover of all things magical and imaginative- this sounded like a perfect excuse to take a roadtrip to Orlando the first week of July and be one of the first to visit the wizarding world (along with tens of thousands of other people!)
Wandering the streets of Glasgow, one would hardly recognize the industrial city of the past and since I only had 10 hours here, I left my bag in a locker at Buchanan bus station and headed out. After London, Glasgow has become the largest and best shopping city in the UK, with the main shopping areas located along Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. If you are searching for the perfect diamond or a lovely piece of jewellery to remind you of your time in Glasgow, The Argyll Arcade, found in the shopping district, hosts over 30 jewellers and diamond merchants selling a mix of modern and vintage pieces.
As I walked along, I came across a highlander band, with gruff looking men in kilts playing the bagpipes and drums.