Scotland Travel Guides for Backpackers

Lesmahagow – Town of Scottish history, Religion and Dog Walkers

Lesmahagow, Scotland (Lios MoChuda / Lios MoFhègu Sc. Gaelic) – A 12th-century ecclesiastical centre and sanctuary that’s full to the brim of Scottish history and a great place for dog walking in the countryside. My hometown of Lesmahagow, Scotland is a quiet 12th-century picturesque dog walking village to be found […]
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Discover Harry Potter History in Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland is a city full of life with magic around every corner. It was here that J.K. Rowling wrote portions of the incredible Harry Potter series. This enchanting city was the perfect place for her to find inspiration around every corner. Edinburgh’s medieval style buildings and stunning scenery were what created […]
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Sleep in one of the bothies of the Highlands

When we think of Scotland, the first thing that comes to mind is the wonderful landscapes that we usually see in the films: the sea with fog, clouds of incredible shapes, lots of green and open fields. But what not everyone can imagine is the warmth and solidarity of the […]
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What to see and do in Inverness

I have tried to stay as close to Inverness as possible with these suggestions, but my first recommendation would be to hire a car. As a small city many experiences can be enjoyed in close succession, but many attractions of the highlands are outwith the city. Inverness holds many delights […]
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Explore Kushalnagar Like A Local

Coorg locally known as Kodagu is famous for its people and coffee, Kodagu is blessed with rich natural resource and brave inhabitants. Kodagu headquarters is Madikeri – a beautiful hill station know for its monuments and fort. One other place located in Coorg and an all-time favourite of tourist is […]
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A weekend in the Isle of Skye: from Portree to Uig

Last May I traveled to Scotland and spent a weekend in the breathtaking Isle of Skye. Immortalized by the modern Scottish song The Skye Boat Song, the Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides archipelago. A journey Inspired by History and Fiction: Enthused by the Outlander novels […]
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Recommended Safety En Route to Honduras

I hadn’t planned on coming to Honduras, however looking back on it now it is a funny sequence of events. Many would think it’s due to Honduras’ reputation for danger. that didn’t bother me at the time and I can assure you safety is not any more of an issue here […]
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Hiking Scotland's Isle of Skye: Dramatic, Spellbinding Scenery

I’d spent a fairly long time carousing about in Spain, soaking up the sun, when I decided what I really needed was a sobering dose of Scottish downpours to bring me back to reality —a more literal kind of soaking, if you will. I kid, I kid. In spite of […]
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Know everything about a getaway to COORG now

COORG/KODAGU also known as “the Scotland of India”, a 4 and a half hour journey (250kms) from Bangalore is the perfect weekend getaway from everybody’s hectic schedule. Known for its exotic landscapes, misty mountains, delicious local food, enriching culture, beautiful places and people & their hospitality, it is an affluent […]
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Top 5 hills within an hour of Glasgow

Living inside of the tourist district of Glasgow means in my day to day life I am constantly bumping into tourists and chatting to them. A common question came up of how best to see the Scotland’s famous countryside? Now for tourist I realize that you may not all be keen […]
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Places to see and to visit on your first day in Glasgow

The perfect first day in Glasgow   Why go to Glasgow?   Glasgow is the biggest city in Scotland, though it is not its capital. It is also a modern place with two universities, museums and countless bars and pubs. Even if the capital, Edinburgh, is said by many to […]
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A Brief History and Walking Guide to Edinburgh

Ancient History: Her story begins at the dawn of time. A time when a slow-moving alien landscape, morphed and mutated, dislocating the human understanding of time and progress. The outcome of millions of years of glacial erosion, Scotland’s City of Edinburgh sits encased in the shadows of three extinct volcanoes […]
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Xilitla: the jungle where tradition and surrealism meets

It is usual that in our dreams we are able to go to strange places where nothing makes any sense, something like a big garden where flowers of concrete grow between trees and stairs that go nowhere. Well, a place like this, that sounds to be taken from a dream, really […]
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Discover Edinburgh and its famous legends

I had the chance to be in Scotland once, on a really quick trip to Edinburgh where I could see some of the main tourist sites and enjoyed a stroll. I have to say that I was there over a sunny summer so it was a fantastic experience! As a […]
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Bran Castle: The Dracula connection

Bran Castle If you think of Romania, you can't help but think of Bran Castle or, as it is often called, Dracula's Castle. This 13th-century fortification is positioned between the Romanian regions of Transylvania and Wallachia and looks across wild mountains forested with tall pine trees, and the plains below […]
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Eating in Pai, Thailand

One of the main reasons I love to travel so much is the food!  Every country, every culture, expresses itself in the myriad of ingredients, spices and herbs they use in their cuisine.  Food is a trademark of every region around the globe; it distinctly defines a group of people and […]
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Northern Ireland – Belfast and The Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland – Belfast and The Giant's Causeway There's something about Ireland that makes everyone just fell in love with it! Maybe it's the music, the culture or just the incredible landscapes with the most amazing colors you can ever find. The truth is you can't help but believe there's […]
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United Kingdom love it or hate it

The begining After five years living (or surviving) in London, I guess I got an idea of how the United Kingdom and the British are like. I must say, when I moved to the UK, I was a young Spaniard running away from the recession in Spain and looking for […]
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Zakynthos – Il Fiore di Levante

Zakynthos – Il fiore di Levante Greece is a country with thousands of islands, and every one of them is worth visiting. With its turquoise sea, its unique scent of Mediterranean, long summers and friendly and welcoming locals every year it is attracting more and more tourists from all around […]
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New Year in Edinburgh

When looking for a travel destination for your next Winter Holidays, you definitely need to consider Edinburgh as one of the options. Edinburgh’s Christmas Market, New Year festival, outdoor parties, bagpipers, street performers and many other attractions and events will make your holiday remarkable. Edinburgh – the capital city of […]
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Adventures on Skye – West Coast Scotland

I don't want much out of life, I only ask for paradise. So I travelled. I headed north with a backpack and a tent and I told my family I'd be back in 4 days. Boat Yard, Ardvasar, Skye But once you arrive on this island and you […]
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Orkney Isles Soctland : Worth the effort

Being born in a place of unquestionable beauty I come from a tiny island off the northern coast of Scotland. The Orkney Isles, or Orkney as i prefer to call it. My parents moved there in the mid seventies, following my grandparents who moved there from Sheffield in England to […]
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The Scotland of India : Coorg

The Scotland of India : Coorg Like every kid longing for a summer break, my friends and I decided to roadtrip to what's known as the Scotland of India – Coorg. Located on the eastern slopes of the scenic Western Ghats, this is a perfect weekend getaway for those residing in […]
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Road trip around Scotland: the perfect escape for nature lovers

I was in student exchange in Scotland during four months.  It got me really excited because I had a lot of free time so it was a great chance to discover this amazing country! It’s only 2 hours from South France where I live by plane, so we could think […]
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Edinburgh: The Royal Mile. Main Attractions.

Being one of the major cities in United Kingdom, a capital of Scotland Edinburgh fascinates tourists and locals with its medieval Old Town, underground city, historic monuments and ancient architecture. The place where you can truly discover Edinburgh is the famous Royal Mile. As the name suggests, The Royal Mile […]
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Looking for a brief pause from monotony? Here’s where you need to be: Coorg “The Scotland of India”

Prelude to Coorg For the first time in a lifetime, I could hear the solitary sound of my heart beat racing to extreme levels. I could see a river flowing beneath surrounded by cliffs draped in greenery, by the looks of it, the water did not seem deep enough but […]
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Discovering the north coast of Gran Canaria

If you want to avoid the mass tourism on this beautiful island, your first tought should be to go to the North. In this area the ocean is wild, the coast line is black, jaggy vulcanic stone, the weather is changing every day, the winter is rainy, the summer is […]
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Largo: The Villages of Robinson Crusoe and Tommie Norrie

For my first blog post I've decided to write about my hometown of Largo, Scotland. I feel that it is a very little known but special part of the world and that it is only right to start my blog from there. Largo consists of both Upper Largo and Lower Largo, and is part […]
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Destination of the Year 2016: Glasgow

National Geographic recently named Glasgow as one of the best destinations in the world for 2016. Now this Glaswegian can't pass up telling you why. Glasgow Clydeside We really have pulled our socks up, and it makes me proud to know we can shake off all […]
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Goslar: A Town from Another Time

When I was sixteen I spent a year at a boarding school in the middle of the Harz region in Germany. The town where my boarding school was didn't have much: it was a small health-resort (very beautiful, by the way) full of elder citizens who didn't go out if it […]
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The Real World of Harry Potter – Edinburgh Edition

In honor of the opening day of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Hollywood’s Universal Studios, I thought I’d share The Real World of Harry Potter in Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom). I’d also like to point out that while I enjoy Harry Potter, I'm not a Harry Potter enthusiast. […]
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Land of Scones, Tea, The LochNess Monster and the Queen

A visit to my place of birth : United Kingdom I am in love with the United Kingdom… Every country that is within it had amazing places to visit and holds special treasures. I grew up here as a child and learned to appreciate history here. I thought a good […]
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Blustery Scotland

The travel bug hit me at a very early age. I was raised on t.v. shows and movies set in far off places. It tempted my young mind to dream of visiting the world and exploring the amazing cultures I found. Unfortunately, the reality of travel, and the expenses associated […]
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