It was still non stop rain on the second day of our tour, despite my continuous prayer and rain dance (haha). Gary (tour guide), jokingly told us that this is the “Ultimate Scottish Experience” that you need to encounter once in Scotland, your tour won’t be complete without the rain. Anyway, the first activity for the day should have been a 1.5 hour boat ride from Elgol to Loch Coruisk, where we will cruise and spot some sea animals. But due to weather conditions, we went to Dunvegan Castle instead, which is the seat of MacCleod clan. Before we reach the castle, we made a short stop at the Fairy Bridge for some photos.
Scotland has always been part of my travel bucket list, that’s why when we planned our UK trip last August, I made it a point to allot at least 5 days to explore this wonderful place. We spent the first 2 days in Edinburgh city, and the next 3 days at Isle of Skye and the Highlands, which is what I am going to write on this post. After our thorough research, we ended up booking a 3 day tour with Discover Scotland Tours, since the places that we wanted to visit were far from each other, public transportation is a bit difficult when getting to places and we didn’t want to rent a car.
One of the reasons why I was very interested in taking a trip to Belfast in Northern Ireland, was because some scenes in Game of Thrones has been shot there. So, we reserved a one day tour, Belfast Iron Islands and Stormlands Adventure, from Game of Thrones Tours Ltd. The mode of transportation in Northern Ireland is quite limited, so if you are not going to rent a car nor plan to pay a lot for taxi, then it is advisable to get a tour.
While I was browsing my fb account today, a memory from our Cebu trip two years ago showed up. So, I told myself, why not write something about it.
Tep and I went for a four day Cebu trip last July 2014. Our initial plan then was to go around Cebu City and Mactan only, but we eventually decided to do the whale shark watching in Oslob, which we did on our 3rd day. It was a last minute decision, so to make things easier, we availed a tour package from Oslob-Whaleshark Company. They usually ask for downpayment, but since I told them that we were already in Cebu, they did not require us to pay for this. An email was sent regarding the details of our trip, including info of the driver and the van that we will use.
Segovia is one of the famous historic cities in Spain. I came to know this place when I tried to research on the activities to do when in Madrid; a day tour on this city showed up, and it caught my interest. Initially, I wanted to avail that day tour, which aside from Segovia I will also get to see Avila (another city), but something happened, that after a number of online booking attempts, it failed to push through. Anyway, Tep and I just decided to do the trip on our own.