Things we appreciated from our travels

We were fortunate to spend a good amount of time visiting different countries over the last nine months of travel. Electricity, tea, and vegetarian food in Scotland We spent a month in Scotland and I think the thing we came to appreciate the most was the tea. Specifically Scottish breakfast tea. Evidently the Scottish varietyContinue reading “Things we appreciated from our travels”

Lodging options while on extended travel

Over the past eight months, we’ve traveled across six countries outside of the US while staying in nine different AirBnB properties, seven hotels, and one independently rented house. Hotels I like to use hotels instead of AirBnB for short stays of one or two nights. Mostly because I feel less of a need to cleanContinue reading “Lodging options while on extended travel”

Driving on the wrong side of the road

During our stay in Scotland, we decided to take a little trip to Inverness to see the highlands and do some of the standard tourist sites. We had the option of either taking the train or driving. The train provides reliability and safety, but lacks flexibility. Driving means having to figure out how to navigateContinue reading “Driving on the wrong side of the road”

The Queen’s English is so literal

One thing that we’ve really enjoyed about being in the UK is the usage of colloquialisms all over the place and on things in which you would normally expect to find more formal language. Signage, for example, seems to be a common place. My favorite below is the “Twenty’s Plenty” as a speed limit sign.Continue reading “The Queen’s English is so literal”

IRN-BRU, the Inca Kola of Scotland

In Perú, Inca Kola has a bit of a cult following and is quite popular. The flavor is something like carbonated bubble-gum juice. It is not entirely off-putting, but is definitely overly sweet and takes a little getting used to. Still, it is regularly served at restaurants and seen being carried on the streets byContinue reading “IRN-BRU, the Inca Kola of Scotland”

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