Posted on November 1, 2012
The last part from the 3-day trip around Scotland!
Autumn is here in all its amazing colors, I love it! Nothing can beat that special smell of autumn air when walking in the woods taking pictures of the leaves in their fall-colors. This trip was so amazing, I’m really glad I got the opportunity for me and my sunshine to experience this trip almost completely for free!
Posted on October 28, 2012
Oh, wow, I really took way to many photos on this trip! Have to make a part I and II from the last day, so it doesn’t seem like so much. It’s not that easy to limit yourself when there is so much beautiful stuff to photograph!
The last day of the trip was finally here, and we still had the best weather we could possible wish for! Went looking for Nessie in Loch Ness without any luck, bought a lot of sweets and went to the place where the battle of Culloden found place in 1746. If you want, you can read more about this battle here. It made a strong impression on us.
The rest of the day will be posted in another post later this week!
Posted on October 26, 2012
Day two! The liquid sunshine disappeared and left us with some real sun and nice temperatures. We left the hostel and Loch Ness early in the morning, heading for the Isle of Skye! We were told that Skye most likely would be a rather cold and misty experience, but to our big surprise (and the guide who couldn’t stop saying “oh my god, a very, very nice day indeed”) instead of fog and cold we were met with sunshine and warmth! Hurray!
We stopped in a tiny town for lunch, and me and my sunshine went on our own walk discovering this old tower of some sort with the most amazing view. A perfect place to act like the Vikings we are and scream “Norwaaay”!
Posted on October 23, 2012
Finally, the weekend was here! This trip was amazing in so many ways. Can’t believe I won this!
We depatured from Edinburgh at 08.30 in the morning with the Haggis-bus with 27 other people and our own guide for the trip named “Paddy”. He called the rainy weather for liquid sunshine and wanted us to scream “AYE” as pirates when he called our name. Funny guy.
The first day was a lot of driving, but also a lot of stops at different places to take some photos. I must say, what a pretty country this is. The nature was just amazing, even with all the rain and fog!
We stopped at the Commando Memorial Area of remembrance, which made a really strong impression. Young men in their twenties, same age as myself, who died fighting in Afghanistan,. Some of the memorials were dated the 80’s, while some others were as new as 2012…
After driving the whole day with plenty of amazing stops, we finally arrived at Inverness and Loch Ness where we stayed at a hostel for the first night.
Part two coming up!
Posted on September 23, 2012
So, during freshers week we had something called “moosa dollars”, which pretty much is fake dollar bills with a picutre of a moose on them. A bunch of people had them, and you had to do something funny/weird/extraordinary for them to give you one. So during freshers week you had a chance every day to collect as many as you could, and then at the end of freshers week there would be an auction where you could bid on different things with these fake money.
At first I was kinda “neh” on the whole “collecting fake paper money”-idea, so I only had five of them. But then when I found out about all the cool stuff you could bid on, I just went “crazy norwegian”-style and tracked down as many people with moosa dollars that I could find. My best move was to sing. In norwegian. As bad as I could. The song? Itsy Bitsy Spider.
After about an hour of bad singing and a bunch of people laughing at me, Ì had over 60 moosa dollars.
This is what I won:
I’m so happy! A free trip where I can bring my sunshine and explore so much of Scotland…for free! 😀
I also won a free haircut for both me and my sunshine, and a free meal for two including red or white wine. Yay!