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 Story of Wrapping Up Journalism Project

The perks of doing what you love are you will push yourself to the very best you can and work at the most excellent way as possible. At the end of the day, you get the very best result that you could have ever imagined. As for me, putting myself in doing Master degree, abroad, after more than 5 years graduated from undergrad, is definitely tough. … Continue reading The Story of Wrapping Up Journalism Project

Toss the Beer in the Hill

It’s been ages since I arrived and started volunteering in Banavie. I had a great time and pretty much enjoying all the works. During the first three days, I had not many tasks to do as there were only 3 to 5 people staying at the hostel. Works usually start at 10 a.m. (sometimes an hour early during peak time) until midday. Jo or Daniel will give … Continue reading Toss the Beer in the Hill

Alnwick Castle and the Ghost Story of Bamburgh Castle

Back in Autumn 2016, when the weather in the UK was only crisp air and blue sky, I went to England as my first visit outside Scotland. It was a quite large group tour so I traveled with many other international students from across Glasgow. The main destination was Alnwick Castle (spelled without the sound of ‘W’) in Northumberland, North East England. If you could spot … Continue reading Alnwick Castle and the Ghost Story of Bamburgh Castle