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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: October Update

Hello from PORTUGAL! How’s your November going? Mine’s been pretty full-on, hence posting this nine days late. I’ve already been to five cities across three countries, celebrated bonfire night, and somehow found time to be bed-ridden ill for a couple of days, too. And if you think that’s mad, you should have seen my October.… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: October Update

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Scotland Road Trip Days 4 & 5: Finding Nessie, Inverness, Castles & Floods

I’ve got to be honest with you right now: I’ve always hated the Loch Ness monster. I don’t know if it’s because I kind of grew up with it, knowing that all these tourists come to see something that isn’t even there, and it’s all lost its novelty. Maybe it’s because Scotland has so much… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Days 4 & 5: Finding Nessie, Inverness, Castles & Floods

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Scotland Road Trip Day 3: Glencoe to Loch Ness Via The Hogwarts Express

Alright, I’m seriously lagging behind on these Scotland road trip posts, aren’t I?! I promise to catch up before I go to Venice in a few days – it’ll be the first time I’ve travelled abroad in over a year, which is absolutely ridiculous. Really living up to your name there, Clazz. It’s okay though… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 3: Glencoe to Loch Ness Via The Hogwarts Express

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My Top 5 Places In Thailand (And 5 Places For Next Time)

It’s been a while since I wrote about Thailand, but it’s one of the countries from our travels I’m always thinking about and wistfully yearning to return to. I realised recently that although I wrote a highlights post for South East Asia in general, I never wrote one specifically for Thailand, despite it being one… Continue reading My Top 5 Places In Thailand (And 5 Places For Next Time)

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Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

Our luck with the weather improved on our second day of the Scotland road trip. For a whole twenty minutes. Luckily, those twenty minutes coincided with exactly the time we stopped in the gorgeous lochside village of Luss. In fact, all day the rain stopped and started at the right times, so in some ways… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 2: A Sunny Loch Lomond to… A Rainy Glencoe

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: September Update

Good morning and happy weekend, everyone! Well, that’s it. I’m officially unemployed (sort of). And it had nothing to do with my tweet last week about working with a hangover, although that was pretty horrendous. But it’s the end of the season, which means the hostel is closing for the winter and I’m out of… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: September Update

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Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond

We arrived, as usual, fashionably late into Glasgow. Our ferry into Liverpool from the Isle Of Man arrived right on time at 10am, and we planned to whizz up to Glasgow by lunchtime. Instead, we spent almost an hour in Liverpool trying to navigate endless roadworks and diversions right until we hit the M6, before having… Continue reading Scotland Road Trip Day 1: Glasgow to A Rainy Loch Lomond

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7 Coastal Walks In Orkney You Need To Take

2017 is the year I’ve dedicated to exploring home. We are lucky in Orkney to have so much history, loads of islands, and possibly my favourite part: lots of coastal walks. I was starting to realise that the sheer number of walks on our little Scottish island that involve stunning cliffs and rugged coastal scenery… Continue reading 7 Coastal Walks In Orkney You Need To Take

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Taking All Of The Trains & Trams On The Isle Of Man

We decided to spend our final day on the Isle Of Man being the ultimate tourists: we were taking the electric railway north! And then the electric tram up Snaefell mountain! And then, back in Douglas, taking the horse-drawn tram along the promenade! And then… taking the steam train south! And in the middle of… Continue reading Taking All Of The Trains & Trams On The Isle Of Man

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Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: August Update

Seems like only yesterday that I wrote last month’s update! But here we are; autumn is already starting to set in, and today I even had to succumb to the new air source heaters we’ve had installed. Ughhhh. Can you feel that? That’s the feeling of needing a holiday in the sun. I have had… Continue reading Clazz’s 2017 Challenges: August Update