Silence in the Killing Fields, Cambodia

Killing fields Cambodia

I contemplated not writing this post. Then I thought about why the The Killing Fields is actually open to the public, yes maybe it brings in tourists and generates revenue for the country, but it also keeps the memories alive of those affected my the Khmer Rouge, and to remind the world the effect such a group had on society in the 1970’s.

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10 Travel Blog Ideas to Stimulate Your Creativity

Travel Blog Post Ideas

I’m not a full-time travel blogger so it’s difficult for me to come up with travel blog ideas during periods of ‘down time’. When I’m not out and about, I sit at my dining room table and write about my holidays, experiences abroad, weekend getaways and trips throughout Scotland. So in this post, I’ve outlined a few travel blog ideas to get your creative juices flowing and prompt you to write about your own experiences.

Everyone has their own story to tell, it’s what makes you unique. Not many people can say they have been abandoned in a Cambodian Crocodile Farm or stuck at the Malaysian Border but I have and that’s what makes me different from other bloggers out there.

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The Best Way to See Hyde Park

London Bike Hyde Park

London is one of the places that I hold dearly to my heart, along with New York. I always say I’m a city gal, and whatever city I am in is my favourite – but truthfully I can’t actually choose! So one way a city can sway my opinion is not only an easy transport system (check) but also plenty of green space for walking and relaxing.

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Shaun in the City Challenge!

London

When we went down to London for a random weekend away last May, we noticed loads of Shaun the Sheep statues peppered across the city. We weren’t sure what it was for but after coming home and reading all about it, it was part of a charity art trail across London, organised by Wallace & Gromit’s Children’s Foundation. Us being us, we thought it was fun to take a picture with every one we came across, even if it did mean waiting 10 minutes for all the six year olds to stop playing on it.

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Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre

Isles of Glencoe Hotel Scotland Highlands

As you know, J and I headed up to Glencoe for the weekend as part of our Valentines gifts to each other. (I always say I would rather an experience over a wrapped gift any day!) After a few online deliberations, we chose the Isles of Glencoe to be our choice of destination for the weekend, mainly because of the price, location (on the banks of Loch Leven) and the fact that it had a pool/Jacuzzi facilities – we had an idea the weather might not be the best for all day exploring so we wanted a hotel where we could relax indoors if needed.

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Road Trip to Glencoe

I was hoping our road trip from Glasgow to Glencoe would be full of bright blue skies and rolling green hills. Unfortunately not, it was rainy rainy rainy…and the night forecasted for a visit from storm Katie. Being true scots, we dug out our North Face’s and wellies and set off with our google maps lady shouting at us. This was our holiday after all, and I was determined we were going to have a brilliant time.

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