Glen Coe, SCOTLAND

Glen Coe is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Between the main highway and the turn off for Glen Etive, there’s a stretch of road which snakes through the Three Sisters of Glen Coe. The drive is sublime. There’s ample opportunity to pull over and take photos, so take your wide angle lens and spend a moment basking in the natural splendour that rises up before you.

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Tiny sheep, white cottage, mountainside.

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Isle of Gelato, Galle, SRI LANKA

Galle, a quaint little seaside town with an air of charm that comes with such a complicated history, has warm nights and a beautiful breeze that comes right off the sea and passes through leaving salty kisses. You need a gelato to top off your perfect night. There are heaps of vendors around. We chanced upon the Isle of Gelato here and were happy with the competitive prices. Try the nut flavours, they ‘taste just the same’. The chocolate is rich and anywhere that does a vanilla well can do anything well, right?

 

 

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The Olde Ship Inn, Seahouses, ENGLAND

This pub is a must-see in Seahouses. Right on the harbour, this place has a wall to wall to ceiling collection of maritime oddities that pay homage to salty seafaring traditions.

The gin list is vast and the nips are cheap. They have a quiet rooftop beer garden that looks out across the North Sea and is perfect for a sundowner.

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Sunset at Seahouses.

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Kelpies, Falkirk, Scotland

The Kelpies are a must see rest stop on any road trip through the region. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the activities offered here- there’s a visitor’s centre, a boat ride down the canal, a kids learning space. Families come here to have picnics and let their children off the leash as there’s beautiful greenspace to run, pathways for cycling and ice cream vendors aplenty.

The Kelpies themselves are a sight to behold. Structurally, they are very impressive: Two horses heads emerging from the water. They pay homage to the Scottish legends of horselike beasts that protect the lochs and waterways of Scotland. They’re beautiful through the day and would be stunning all lit up in the evening as well.

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Tate Modern Museum of Contemporary Art, London, England

The Tate Modern is an iconic fixture on the banks of the Thames in Central London. It’s hard to miss as you walk the Millennium Bridge from St Paul’s Cathedral to the South Bank. It’s convenient location sits near other cultural giants like Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre as well, so it’s worth adding to your itinerary of sightseeing London.

The museum itself is huge, with wide open spaces, galleries of contemporary art and workshop areas. There are famous names, and locals too. We killed an hour or so in the Tate Modern and thoroughly enjoyed discussing the more conceptual pieces on display.https://www.instagram.com/p/B0BpnIKBqCZ/?igshid=1uvmhu0birwdh

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Brick Lane Beigel Bake, Shoreditch, ENGLAND

We trekked out of central London to the eclectic off beat area of Shoreditch in search of the original bagel. We were not disappointed. For 30p you can get a soft, warm, plain bagel that’s worth writing home about. For 60p you can get a rainbow one, perfect for the dreamers whimsy.

I ordered their signature hot salt beef with gherkins and mustard. My goodness, this was the best bagel I’ve ever had. The salt beef was served generously, perfectly tender and falling apart. The gherkin was lightly pickled and the bagel was so, so soft. I’d go back for seconds if I wasn’t full! I’d go back to try the salmon and cream cheese. Keep in mind: cash only!

 

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London, England

Shakespeare’s Globe is a cultural icon on the banks of the Thames. Through summer, the theatre holds matinee and evening performances of all Shakespearean texts, from the famously renowned to the lesser known ones. You should absolutely book tickets in advance as the Globe often sells out performances. Groundings are £5 and they seem to let groundlings in at any time through the 2.5hr performances.

Visitors, understandably, can’t wander through the Globe when there’s a performance on, however the venue is still worth visiting.

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