Dundee is a coastal city, situated on the Firth of Tay estuary in the eastern part of Scotland. It’s (supposedly) the sunniest city in Scotland and is known for the three J’s which are jute, jam and journalism. I also know it for it’s Dundee Cake (thanks Mum) which has a rich, fruity flavour. It’s a city with a troubled past but is very much up and coming and a place that I’m growing quite fond of.
Sintra is a picturesque Portuguese town that is set in the foothills of Portugal’s Sintra Mountains, near the capital, Lisbon. It is reputed as a place of royal sanctuary and is perhaps best known for it’s pine-covered, forested terrain, which is studded with pastel-colored villas and more notably, castle and palaces.
London was my home city for just over twenty-years and I always find something very comforting about it when I visit. It’s partly due to the family connections I have there but also the familiarity of the streets and the sights. If you’re planning a trip to London and want to venture away from the more touristy areas, then have a read below of my alternative guide to London.
Last month, I went to my first ever insta-meet, organised by the lovely itsalexhamilton (check out his Instagram account, which features gorgeous street photography). After meeting outside one of the cities dreamiest coffee shop, The Milkman, we headed around the Old Town to take some snaps of the city.
The Isle of Arran in Scotland, is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and is often referred to as ‘Scotland in miniature’. From rock-scattered beaches, scenic coastal roads, picturesque woodland paths and gorgeous rural landscapes, this Isle is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Tobermory is a colourful harbour town on the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It is located on the east coast of Mishnish, in the most northerly part of the island. Famously the inspiration behind the popular children’s program Balamory, this gorgeous little town is full of quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. You could easily spend a day exploring this absolute treasure of a place.
Ulva is a small island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, off the west coast of Mull. It is separated from Mull by a narrow strait and has a population of just seven people! This is easily one of the most remote places I’ve visited but equally one of the most untouched – an absolute haven for wildlife lovers.