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Notes on road tripping in Scotland

Notes on road tripping in Scotland

Being the “mastermind” behind this trip, I’m probably in the best position to list down what we did right and what we did wrong in this road trip to the Scottish Highlands. Travelling in a group of five wouldn’t be possible without some form of planning, and this post will detail our entire journey, the accommodation we stayed in and all other nitty gritty details! View in a larger map…

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Up and down the Royal Mile of Edinburgh

Up and down the Royal Mile in the Old Town of Edinburgh

While the road trip up to the highlands still remain the highlight of our Scotland trip, we certainly couldn’t leave out the two short days we had in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh has been considered one of the most desirable places to live in the UK, and true enough, the Old Town has already charmed me with its medieval architecture and lively atmosphere. Our stay in Edinburgh was…

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En route back to Edinburgh

En route back to Edinburgh

To my dismay, the journey back to Edinburgh from Isle of Skye paled in comparison to the spectacular scenery we had the past few days. It was perhaps my expectations has been raised too high after visiting the prettier parts of Scotland, or the moody Scottish weather that we had all along was finally getting to me. After we departed Isle of Skye through the Skye bridge, our first stop…

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Isle of Skye – the island of dramatic landscapes

Isle of Skye - the island of dramatic landscapes

After a half-hour ferry ride from Mallaig, we arrived at Isle of Skye, the largest island off the coast of Scotland. Visiting Isle of Skye has been the top choice for most travellers to Scotland, for its breathtaking scenery and exotic wildlife. I have held high hopes for this part of our Scotland trip, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed once we started our detour towards Elgol! This detour towards Elgol…

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A drive into the Scottish Highlands

A drive into the Scottish Highlands

After the dry deserts of Sahara, my next stop was the lush mountain ranges of the Scottish Highlands – a 180 degrees change. What was great this time was the complete autonomy we had over where we go, because my friends and I had rented a car. What was bad, however, was the rainy weather throughout the trip, and nasty mosquitoes that feasted on our blood… Armed with a Ford…

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Day trip to the pebble beaches of Brighton

Day trip to the pebble beaches of Brighton

For only £10 return, Tiantian and I bought advance tickets to the seaside town of Brighton, located just 1 hour south of London! To be honest, there isn’t much to do visit and explore here – the best thing to do is to simply relax on the pebble beach and watch the sunset. Along the beach also lies the Brighton Pier, an old-school theme park which is free to enter….

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