How to avoid the crowds and skip the queues at tourist attractions

Pay the money and go to a special event.  It’s not an earth-shattering revelation but if you’re lucky enough to have the money then just cough it up and go.  That’s my best piece of advice, in fact that’s my only piece of advice which makes this a short blog post.  There are other tips … More How to avoid the crowds and skip the queues at tourist attractions

Consequences of spending too much time alone when travelling solo – a true* story

I am sat at the end of an empty bench and am so engrossed in my book that it takes me a while to realise that a very smartly dressed gentleman has sat down towards the other end.  He is also reading, although something a bit more highbrow than my John le Carré, it looks … More Consequences of spending too much time alone when travelling solo – a true* story

So many amazing bridges – I can’t get over it!

I love a bridge. I have no engineering knowledge just a fleeting interest in how something is made but bridges please me so very much.  Sometimes with iconic bridges, if you don’t manage your expectations then they can disappoint.  The Ponte di Rialto in Venice was a good example of this.  Incidentally, it was designed … More So many amazing bridges – I can’t get over it!

Things I didn’t know I had been missing about Edinburgh

I was only aware that I was missing these things when I returned: Bagpipers, but only when they are playing non traditional songs – hearing Comfortably Numb drift over the square instantly made me feel right at home Talking with people about how beautiful Edinburgh is (I’d forgotten how common this conversation is with both … More Things I didn’t know I had been missing about Edinburgh