Wanderlust Journey

Wanderlust Journey

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The Macallan Distillery Tour

October 26th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After the Glenlivet Distillery Tour, we grabbed some lunch from a little shop called Fresh in Aberlour, and headed to our scheduled 2PM “Precious Tour” at The Macallan. The Macallan Distillery tour was very similar to other distillery tours, in part because the process of making whisky is mostly the same at every facility. You […]

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Asien!

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

We were in the train station at Munich/München when I saw this poster outside a travel agency. Something about it made me laugh, can you guess what that is? My wife got a good laugh and decided to mimic me. 🙂

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A Few Days in London – The British Museum

October 19th, 2009 · Comments Off on A Few Days in London – The British Museum

After a wonderful time in Scotland, seeing Edinburgh and the Speyside Region, we took a train back down to London. London was our last stop before heading back home! During our last few days in London we wanted to see the British Museum, world renowned for its collections of Greek, Egyptian, and pre-historic artifacts, the […]

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The Glenlivet Distillery Tour

October 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The first tour we decided to attend was to The Glenlivet, one of my favorite scotches. Whenever I think of scotch and an easy drinking, affordable one, I think of the Glenlivet 12. It’s inexpensive, yet good, and probably one of my most frequent go-to scotches. When I feel especially luxurious, I go to the […]

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Eating at Amber Restaurant in the Whisky Experience

October 6th, 2009 · Comments Off on Eating at Amber Restaurant in the Whisky Experience

The Whisky Experience is an attraction where you can learn how whisky is made and how to best enjoy whisky. They have two tours, a forty five minute 11# show and an hour and fifteen minute, £18, tour. We didn’t go to either one, that would be reserved for another day. (The events of this […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009

September 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Every August, Edinburgh plays host to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We didn’t know it when we planned our trip but it certainly made for an entertaining few days in Edinburgh. They called it the Edinburgh Festival Fringe but this year it went from August 7th – 31st. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the biggest arts […]

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Our First Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

September 21st, 2009 · Comments Off on Our First Hours in Edinburgh, Scotland

After our wonderful time in sunny, hot, and absolutely beautiful Cinque Terre, we made our way to Pisa for our flight to Edinburgh. We were able to make an early train from Vernazza to Monterossa. From there it was a direct train to the central Pisa airport. One word of advice, always leave with plenty […]

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Cigarette Warnings in Europe

September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off on Cigarette Warnings in Europe

The photo above is of a cigarette package we found in the Jekyll & Hyde pub in Edinburgh, Scotland. Note the huge warning: Smoking seriously harms you and others around you That’s one of the tamer ones too! On one side of the pack, it says “Smoking kills” or the note above. Then on the […]

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What Does Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Mean?

September 10th, 2009 · Comments Off on What Does Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Mean?

While we were in Cinque Terre, we wanted to buy some food related souvenirs for friends and family. Cinque Terre is known for, among other things, olive oil. At one store, whose name escapes me, we asked the owner what her favorite bottle was. She took us over to the olive oil shelf and started […]

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Relaxing on the Beach at Monterosso al Mare

September 1st, 2009 · 2 Comments

After our somewhat epic hike between Vernazza to Monterosso al Mare, and after a couple slices (well, a couple pies), we did something we longed for while we were on the trail itself – we hit the beach. The interesting thing about the beach, at least the section beside the train station, is that they […]

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