Orkney – exploring Hoy and its Old Man

Besides a lot of sightseeing the plan for Orkney was always to go at least on one hike. The Old…

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The Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar

If you are a fan of Outlander, and I am not ashamed to say that I love the books since…

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The small town of Kirkwall is big on history

Arriving in the town of Kirkwall was an experience. It’s all so familial that even the car rental picks you…

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Orkney – Churchill Barriers and the Southeast

One of the main reasons my friend wanted to visit Orkney was Scapa Flow and Günther Prien. If you don’t…

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Orkney – Skara Brae and other Neolithic sites

If you know anything about Orkney you might have heard about Skara Brae. But it’s just one of many Neolithic…

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A long weekend on Orkney – a Scottish adventure

Obh obh (that’s ‘oh dear’ in Gaelic), how I have missed Scotland in 2020. Due to the pandemic we couldn’t…

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What I learned in 2019

Another year over and upon looking back on 2019 I have to say it was a good year. So many…

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The Scottish North Coast NC500 and more impressions

Our trip to Scotland was epic in every way. I just wish we would have more time. There is so…

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What and where to eat on the North Coast of Scotland

Scottish food is mostly a mix of hits and misses. As much as I love the landscape, there is definite…

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What’s to see on the road from Inverness to Edinburgh

The last leg of a trip to Scotland is always the saddest. It means leaving the country very soon and…

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