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Iceland first-timer recommendations & practical tips

This post will be the summary of our first Iceland trip lasting 4 days where we did all the first-time tourist things travellers normally do (see Reykjavik, try Icelandic cuisine, do the Golden Circle tour, take another day trip, try to see the northern lights). This post will be full of practical tips & recommendations … Continue reading Iceland first-timer recommendations & practical tips

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Reykjavik walking tour & attractions – Iceland Day 4

Our final full day in Iceland was dedicated to exploring Reykjavik as much as possible before taking the bus to our final night's excellent AirBnb next to the airport (a wise decision to get a full night of sleep in the middle of a storm). This day solidified Reykjavik's status as one of the world's … Continue reading Reykjavik walking tour & attractions – Iceland Day 4

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Golden Circle Tour – Iceland’s Tourist Tra(ck/p)

Thousands of tourists to Iceland have done the Golden Circle tour. On paper, it is a decent day trip, especially for those who want a taste of Iceland in a short layover to see some pretty amazing places. And it costs about $100 per person which isn't a bad price for Iceland. But this efficient … Continue reading Golden Circle Tour – Iceland’s Tourist Tra(ck/p)

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Iceland’s South Coast – A day of glaciers, black sand and waterfalls (Day 2)

We had pre-booked a behemoth 16 hour Ice Cave Express day trip around the South Coast of Iceland with Goecco Tours, Reykjavik. It did not come cheap at $385 per person and was a pretty intense day trip but in retrospect, it was worth every $. With the sights we saw, it may even be … Continue reading Iceland’s South Coast – A day of glaciers, black sand and waterfalls (Day 2)

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Welcome to Reykjavik – Iceland Day 1

We got to visit Iceland!! Iceland has been on our bucket list for a while (years actually) and we're so happy to be finally able to visit this beautiful country. It is very different from our Philippines experience (our last holiday). This post describes travelling to Iceland & an initial exploration of Reykjavik. Flying to Iceland … Continue reading Welcome to Reykjavik – Iceland Day 1

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Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views

Orkney Islands is an archipelago off the north coast of Scotland comprising 70 islands and is a history lovers dream. Nowhere else in our travels have we found Stone Age historical artefacts this accessible to the public and we find it fascinating to be able to physically see them (multiple Unesco World Heritage sites). Plus the … Continue reading Orkney, Scotland – A cornucopia of history & views

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Unbridled joy at the Isle of Hoy, Scotland (Day 20)

Orkney Islands are a set of 70 islands just off the north coast of Scotland. Day 20 of my Scotland camping trip was a day trip to the Isle of Hoy from my base of Stromness on mainland Orkney. Where I would love to write just a single summary post for the Orkney Islands, this single … Continue reading Unbridled joy at the Isle of Hoy, Scotland (Day 20)

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24 hours in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland by public transport (Day 17)

Continuing from the previous post, I had planned to set sail for the Outer Hebrides to spend an entire week beach-combing across Harris and the Uists before sailing back to Oban. However, after a few hours, the weather turned to become very wet, windy & miserable. So I had to turn back after a very … Continue reading 24 hours in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland by public transport (Day 17)

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Isle of Skye, Scotland – Walking around Skye

We're finally picking up writing Daleks Great Scotland Camping Trip again, but not from where we left off. Dalek is still going to write his day-by-day ramblings but as many travelers are already planning their summer trips, we've decided to first write all the practical information for each region visited (with campsite reviews) in the next … Continue reading Isle of Skye, Scotland – Walking around Skye