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Visiting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Visiting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Visiting Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire : For a visitor, Aberdeen is at least two things.  One the one hand, Aberdeen is perfectly situated as base for exploring one of the most compelling and beautiful regions of Scotland.  It is also a beautiful city in its own right.  On the other hand, Aberdeen seems to be a city that isn’t interested in catering to tourists in the ways many tourists expect. Maybe it’s just that Aberdeen is a real working city and…

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Golden Lane, a Prague Must See

Golden Lane, a Prague Must See

Golden Lane, a Prague Must See : The Golden Lane is a small cobblestone street located inside Prague Castle. It was built in the 16th century to house the castle guards. However, the name golden lane is actually a reference to the goldsmiths who occupied the street in the 17th century. The Golden Lane was also called the Street of Alchemists and Alchemists’ Alley. You will absolutely love the Golden Lane.  It consists tiny homes, all painted brightly.  How tall…

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Visit the Scottish National Gallery

Visit the Scottish National Gallery

Visit the Scottish National Gallery : The Scottish National Gallery is one of the premiere free attractions in Edinburgh. Ideally located on the Mound between the New Town and the Old Town, the Scottish National Gallery is flanked on both sides by beautiful Princes Street Gardens. The Scottish National Gallery opens daily from 10 am-5 pm, and on Thursdays until 7 pm. And did I mentioned that you will find some of the greatest art works displayed on its walls, including pieces…

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Experience Edinburgh’s Amazing Royal Mile

Experience Edinburgh’s Amazing Royal Mile

Experiencing the Royal Mile : Royal Mile Overview The Royal Mile actually consists of four connecting streets that gently slope downwards from an extinct volcano.  If you start your walk along Royal Mile at its highest point (Edinburgh Castle) and continue down towards Holyrood Palace at its eastern end, you will pass down Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street and finally Canongate. And why wouldn’t you start from the highest point? I mean, you will be walking down hill right!   This…

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6 Things you Must do in Glasgow

6 Things you Must do in Glasgow

6 Things you Must do in Glasgow : Is Glasgow on your travel bucket list?  If it isn’t then it should be.  Glasgow has a working class charm and beauty unrivalled by any city you will visit.  Its grand Victorian buildings invariably marked by “To Let” signs sit above a vibrant and complicated city. Truly, the fantastic shopping, busy restaurants and happening music scene make Glasgow an exciting stop for any traveler. Glasgow definitely has an edgy, urban vibe that…

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