Edinburgh is second only to London as the most visited city in the United Kingdom. Its easy to see why, it’s a city full of charm, bursting with amazing historic buildings, cobbled streets, endless gardens and public spaces and surrounded by beautiful scenery.
The vast majority of people who visit Edinburgh tend to just check out the most popular tourist attractions in the city such as Edinburgh castle, Holyrood House and The Scotch Whisky Experience, however there is a lot more to this area than just the popular city attractions. Just a 40min bus ride from Edinburgh city centre you can find yourself in South Queensway, a quaint little town situated on the River Forth with amazing views of the famous Forth bridges.
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most visited attractions in Scotland and one of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks. Its hard not to notice the dominating castle, towering proudly above the city of Edinburgh on what’s known locally as Castle Rock.
Cramond Island is one of many small uninhabited islands that can be found along the Scottish coastline close to Edinburgh. If you are in Edinburgh and feel like escaping the city life for some fresh sea air and country walks then this is the place to go.
Staying in hostels isn’t everyone’s idea of holiday heaven, but for some it can be the best cost-effective way to travel. I myself have stayed in a lot of hostels over the years, some good, some not so good, so know what to look for and have gained a few tips on how to survive those first few nights in a dorm.
Edinburgh Is one of the most popular cities to visit in the United Kingdom and it’s easy to see why! The UNESCO world heritage site has a beautiful medieval old town with its cobbled streets and historic buildings. It has countless museums, beautiful scenic parks, vibrant nightlife and friendly locals. However with all these attractions, it can also be expensive! Whilst some attractions are unavoidably expensive, there are many free things to do as well.
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city and is one of the most visited cities in Great Britain. It’s easy to see why with its medieval old town and elegant Georgian new town as well as the endless amount of gardens and public spaces to explore. Edinburgh is also a hilly city with the Edinburgh castle perched up at one end and Calton hill with its many monuments at the other. Above these is also the imposing peak of Arthur’s seat looking down towards Holyrood House. From here you can head up and join many others watching the sun go down over this fabulous city!
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Just a couple of hours drive from Bangkok you will find the historic city of Ayutthaya, a UNESCO world heritage site. Founded back in 1350, Ayutthaya became the second city of the Siam empire. During the 14th to 18th centuries the city grew into one of the world’s largest cities with a population thought to be around 1 million people! The city was largely destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century but many of its ruins remain, characterized by tall prangs (towers) and Buddhist monuments.
Cambodia has to be one of my favourite countries to visit, it may not be as commercialised, touristy or have the same infrastructure as its neighbours, Thailand or Vietnam but this is what sets it apart. I love the fact that you won’t find a Seven Eleven, a McDonalds or even a Starbucks around every corner. Cambodia is full of history and culture, you can walk around the towns and cities and be welcomed with local shops, restaurants and very friendly locals. If you are looking for an authentic travel experience then Cambodia is certainty that, what you see is what you get!
As well as being the capital and largest city in Greece, Athens is also one of the oldest cities in the world with landmarks dating back to the 5th Century BC. However it doesn’t seem to get the same attention as the likes of Paris, Rome or London. Many people including myself have a love hate relationship with the city, on one hand it has the history, culture, beaches and nightlife to happily satisfy most tourists, but it’s also extremely busy, densely populated, plagued by traffic jams and pollution. However even with this in mind, I find it one of the most fascinating cities in Europe and believe it’s a city not to be missed.
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Kanchanaburi, the capital of Kanchanaburi Province is located just 130km west of Bangkok, Thailand. The area is a popular destination for both tourists and locals looking to escape the craziness of Bangkok for the day on one of the many organised day trips available. However Kanchanaburi is a beautiful place to stay for a few days to explore and relax, enjoying the peaceful surrounding.
Kenilworth Castle is not just any castle, it is where Queen Elisabeth I, the Virgin Queen had a love affair.To be honest before visiting this castle I had no idea about the long history that went with it. However one step into Kenilworth and your mind is transported back in time. The site is run wonderfully, with knowledgeable English Heritage guides and staff who are always available for an informative chat about anything to do with the castle.
Well it all started when I was 35 years old, soon after I got divorced. I’ve always loved travelling but my passion to travel only really started then. To be honest I was feeling a bit lost and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my life, so during a dark miserable night shift I googled where is hot in May?
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