Category Archives: Scotland

21 Spectacular Sets of Steps, Stairs, Staircases and Stairways: They all lead somewhere

Wat Kaew Temple (Wat Kaewkorawaram), Thailand

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30 Remarkable Bridges From Around the World

What makes a bridge remarkable? Well in some cases, it is simply because it is famous, beautiful or unique. But in other cases it is due to the location, purpose, size or design. All of these bridges we have walked … Continue reading

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Cemetery Pictures and Burial Practices From Around the World

I have often been fascinated by the wide range of burial customs we have seen while traveling around the world. Each different culture, country or religion has their own way of paying tribute to or memorializing their departed. Here are … Continue reading

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17 Unusual Doors From Around the World

Sometimes a door is just a door. And sometimes it is a work of art. And sometimes it makes you want to know what is behind it.

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Picture of the day ~ Holyrood Palace, Scotland

We visited Scotland in August 2014 just in time for the famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo. If you would like to see more pictures of Holyrood Abbey and Palace, please click here. 

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Recap – A trip around the world in pictures

On March 13th, we flew out of Los Angeles, with a change of planes in Beijing, which brought us to New Delhi, India. This was the starting point for our seven month around-the-world dream trip. Picking out a favorite or … Continue reading

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Are big changes on the horizon for Scotland?

August 18 ~ Our last full day in Edinburgh, Scotland Today was Dick’s birthday.  Our three weeks in Scotland was coming to an end, but we had this one day left to enjoy this beautiful stone city.  Dick said that … Continue reading

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Another whirlwind day in Edinburgh with great friends

August 17 ~ Edinburgh, Scotland Another busy, whirlwind of a day with Dick and Karen, starting off with a ride on a giant carousel that was installed just for the festival. This was followed up with us climbing up 287 … Continue reading

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Company in Edinburgh!

August 16 – Edinburgh Scotland Our good friends from Southern California, Dick and Karen, arrived on Friday to spend several days with us here in Edinburgh.  The last time we saw them (along with our other friends, Jan and Gary), was a couple … Continue reading

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Looking for Nessie on Loch Ness, plus Glencoe and the Scottish Highlands

Wednesday August 13th ~ On a day trip to the Highlands of Scotland Warning:  This is a long post from an even longer 13 hour tour… The wind was howling this morning and we hung onto our belonging as we … Continue reading

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