So… about all I knew about Uzbekistan was that it was the birthplace of one of my favourite cyclists, early-90s sprinter, Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.
From Stockholm I head to Bergen to enjoy the fjords and hills of western Norway.
Having renewed my passport it’s time to make use of it. First off Sweden.
Leaving Ullapool we head south through yet more stunning scenery, by lochs and over mountains towards the Isle of Skye. Continue reading Highlands & Islands Road Trip Part 5
From Rhiconich we head south for 2 nights in Ullapool, a couple in Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye and three at Glen Nevis near Fort William. Continue reading Highlands & Islands Road Trip Part 4
After a good night’s sleep and breakfast in Thurso at St Clair Hotel it’s a short drive to Scrabster to catch the ferry to Stromness on Orkney.
Like a BLT only better! Bacon, Egg, Avocado, Spinach, Tomato – The BEAST Brekkie is the perfect start to the day that you need!!
First stop of the day is to Musée de l’Orangerie which contains two rooms housing 8 of Monet’s Water Lilies compositions made up from 22 panels for a total length of 90.83 metres. The greens and blues and purples of the paintings make for a calming feeling while sitting and taking in Monet’s spectacular accomplishment.
Last minute break to Paris. Not the cheapest way to do it (£230 return) but ticket booked Tuesday for the last Eurostar train leaving at 20:00 Thursday, and 2h15mins later you’re in the centre of Paris!