A travel wish of mine was to visit Scotland. Earlier this year that dream finally came through. We considered visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh for this trip. Eventually we did both and I’m glad we did so. My favourite out of the two in the end was Edinburgh for sure, but combining them in one trip seems like a good deal to me. I’ll talk you through the pros and cons of both cities.
Many people visit Paris each year. I bet you either visited Paris or are thinking of visiting. And these kind of city trips are a lot of fun (one of my favourite kind of holidays actually), but they can also be quite tiring. Therefore, more and more, people visit cities just one day. I did so as well, two years ago, when I was on holiday with friends in France. We decided to experience Paris in one day. Was it doable? Yes. Would I reccomend it? Not necessarily.
If you are a Potterhead you probably are aware of The Georgian House in London. Even if you are not keeping up to date with the hotel business, you have most likely heard of this Harry Potter hotel. If not, stay tuned… All right, not the whole hotel is as magical, but it does have a couple of Harry Potter inspired rooms. The Georgian House has Wizard Chambers and the Enchanted Chambers, both inspired (but not affiliated) by the magical world of Harry Potter.
I love inspiring quotes. Some quotes you read just give you that “this is absolutely right” moment. The below quote by J.K. Rowling is such a quote to me. Since this whole blog is based on travelling, also in fictional worlds, I had to share it here. Do you agree with the quote? Is this what reading feels like to you?
Some of you might know that I’m quite a foodie. I like nearly everything and will definitely try almost anything food-wise. One thing I wanted to try for a long time (but for some reason it never happened) was the Australian dessert Rocky Road. You can understand that when a friend of mine suggested to go to Drovers Dog, an Australian gourmet cafe, for dinner in Amsterdam I didn’t hesitate.
I lived for five months in the bustling city London. There is so much to see and do in this city that I’m convinced I can go there another ten times (or more!) and discover something new every time. Where should you definitely go when visiting London? There is always one thing that pops to mind immediately when I’m asked this question: Westminster Pier by night.
Probably one of the more extreme ways to live in a fictional world is by the means of cosplay. There are so many different opinions on the idea: some love it, some hate it. I’ve never really cosplayed myself (apart from one event I went to and a friend crafted a fairy inspired dress for me), but I do find the concept of it interesting. Plus, I love to see all my favourite page/screen characters come to live via someone’s imagination.
Scotland has many lochs (aka lakes). Frequently visited ones are Loch Lomond, Loch Fyne, and of course Loch Ness. Going to one of the lochs of Scotland may seem like a social gathering for tourists, but the spectacular view alone is well worth the visit. I’ve been to Loch Ness and I can only highly recommend it.
Travelling is a great thing. You explore new countries, cities, cultures, food, you name it. But to me travelling in the real world is not the only way of travelling I love. Travelling through books, especially fantasy, is a great way to explore as well.
Part of travelling to me is trying local food and drinks. By the time I arrive home I often long back to the food and drinks I tasted. International food markets are a great solution to the problem of missing local food. If this sounds familiar to you, then make sure to visit the Markthal in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) when you are around.