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Thoughts on Scotland, Scottish Independence and what it is to be British

Posted on September 18th, by Peter Parkorr in Travel Tales. No Comments
Today, Scotland decides it’s fate. It’s an occasion that deserves to be marked. Just under 7 percent of the population of the UK, over 4 million people, will have the opportunity to cast their vote. Do they think Scotland is better as part of the United Kingdom, or as an independent country? Tomorrow, the other 59 million of us will find out if we are saying goodbye to our long-standing compatriots.…

Travel Advice: It’s Not Just Where You Travel

Posted on September 12th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Roaming Resources. 2 comments
Travel is a complicated thing. There are so many decisions to make before you go and when you’re on the road. Usually people decide where they want to go first, and then how they will get there.  How do you decide who to travel with? Often deciding who to travel with is a foregone conclusion – you’re going with your mates or your boyfriend/girlfriend or family.…

Season’s Best from Travel Unmasked! ‘Happy Christmas’ in Travel Photos from 2013

Posted on December 25th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Picture Perfect. 6 comments
Tis the season to be merry, and I decided to wish you Happy Christmas in travel photos from places I visited in the last 12 months! H H is for Hamburg, where the cultivated shapes and new developments at Hafencity put me in mind of an architects model. With some fluke Christmas trees too!A A is for Amsterdam and all the red lights, which I’m sure would make Santa happy.…

Edinburghs Hogmanay Torchlight Procession 2012. With Vikings!

Posted on January 26th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, Scotland, Video Adventures. 5 comments
Have you ever been to a Scottish celebration of Hogmanay? They really know how to mark an occasion up there. It’s a great way to welcome in the New Year, and here’s my first video from this year’s events to show you why. Five Scottish pipe bands and 26 Up Helly Aa Vikings from the Shetlands lead over 35,000 people and 7,000 torches through the streets of Edinburgh up to Calton Hill in the Hogmanay Torchlight Procession 2012.…