Ben Vrackie: Walk of the Morning

Walking up to the mountain in Scotland has never been boring. The view along the way is always amazing and mesmerizing. As I got my day off on Friday and the weather is pretty much decent, I decided to climb Ben Vrackie (Ben-y-Vrackie) a 2,757 feet (841 m) Scottish Corbett, one of the most popular scenic background in the Highland Perthshire. A wee information which I found … Continue reading Ben Vrackie: Walk of the Morning

Autumn in Pitlochry

Here goes another HelpX experience I got! I begin the 3-month trip slowly by staying in Pitlochry for two weeks. It’s a tiny town in Perthshire, Scotland, with only 2,776 population. I’m working as a cleaner at Pitlochry Backpackers Hotel in exchange for free accommodation and breakfast. But this time, I will get paid £35 per week for 4-hour working per day. I arrived on … Continue reading Autumn in Pitlochry

The Day I Moved Out from Glasgow

September 7, 2017 Today is the official day that I leave Glasgow. Moving out from the flat was very emotional. Only Aideen and I as Alicia left a day before. We cleaned everything throughout the weekend. It was pretty much heartbreaking when we removed the map in the lounge. So many stories… In the morning when we checked out, Glasgow was in pouring rain. Wet … Continue reading The Day I Moved Out from Glasgow

The Postcard that Never Arrived

Of all the postcards that I have sent home from different cities in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, there is one postcard that has never arrived (and it’s pretty sad). When a friend and I hiked Mount Snowdon over two months ago, I bought a postcard and sent it from the summit. I put it onto the red postbox and got so excited … Continue reading The Postcard that Never Arrived

Things I Wish I Knew before I Moved to Glasgow

THE WEATHER I expected so much snow in winter which then I got dragged to the ground as I only had rain, rain, and much more rain. The coldest temperature was minus 6 Degree and it was only for one time throughout winter season. The first snowy night was on early November 2016 which it wasn’t winter yet. So confusing! If it’s not rainy, it … Continue reading Things I Wish I Knew before I Moved to Glasgow