Top 3 Places to Dine in St Andrews, Scotland

My love affair with St Andrews… and its awesome culinary scene! One of the nicest places I had the pleasure of visiting, on my recent trip to Scotland, was St Andrews. It’s a beautiful place, and famous for being a Scottish setting for Royal romance. Walking around The Scores, with the wide sweep of St […]

Off on a Wet & Wild adventure, with Haggis Adventures!

Off on a Wet & Wild (or wild and sexy) adventure with Haggis Adventures! And only the start of our highland induction too.. One of the big highlights of my trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, was going on a two day trip with Haggis Adventures. This was just after the Hogmanay celebrations and I was pretty […]

Ringing in Year 2013 with Hogmanay

Ringing in Year 2013 with Hogmanay! Malaysia and Scotland are 8 hours apart, and though Kuala Lumpur rang in the new year before Edinburgh, I was in Scotland this time for the fireworks! For many people, New Year’s Eve can be disappointing. It’s always about being surrounded by so much hype in the lead-up to […]

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – #blogmanay

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Follow Me, @Agentcikay… on my #blogmanay Trip to Edinburgh! The Hogmanay Festival is essentially a New Year celebration with a dash of Scottish flair. This festival takes place on the 31st of December every year and is as colorful and boisterous as the street carnivals at Mardi Gras. While people celebrate the arrival of the […]

Bloggers Head to Scotland for Edinburgh’s #Blogmanay!

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BLOGGERS HEAD TO SCOTLAND FOR EDINBURGH’S BLOGMANAY! Organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay today announced the launch of the innovative Edinburgh’s Blogmanay project. Together with partners Visit Scotland, ETAG, Edinburgh Festivals, Haggis Adventures and Skyscanner, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay are hosting 21 travel bloggers (and CCFoodTravel will represent MALAYSIA!) from around the world to experience Edinburgh and Scotland as […]

Glasgow School of Art – The Mackintosh Building

Another great place to visit if you’re ever in Glasgow, is its School of Art. It was founded in 1845 as the Glasgow Government School of Design, but in 1853, it changed its name to The Glasgow School of Art.  By the end of the 19th century Glasgow School of Art was one of the leading art academies […]

Peat Cutting at the Isle of Islay

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The Isle of Islay is the place where I tried my hand at peat cutting, for the first time, and what an experiece it was! Islay is famous for it’s eight whisky distilleries and a ninth distillery is planned to open in 2009 in the lovely village of Port Charlotte. The Inner Hebridean islands of […]

Address to a Haggis

What is a Haggis? “Haggis, “The great Chieftain of the pudding’ race”, as Robert Burns, describes it, is indeed a toothsome morsel and it is a great pity that many people look upon it with dread, rather than as a fabulous Scottish dish. However since Haggis is made from the stomach, lungs and other internals of […]

The Royal Mile Edinburgh

One cannot help but be charmed by the weaves of narrow cobble stoned roads, spires and picturesque landscapes, that together, balance a modern city with an old world charm and historic presence. Impressive medieval architecture, panoramic vistas, quaint little shops and interesting restaurants, make Edinburgh an awesome city to visit, and I was pretty excited […]

Meeting Dougie MacLean at the Jura Music Festival

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We met the man himself, Dougie MacLean, one of Scotland’s most successful, respected and popular musicians. Singer-Songwriter, Composer and ‘magical’ Performer, he is also a fine guitarist and fiddle player. His super popular song Caledonia and melody The Gael (used in The Last of the Mohicans) have been recorded by hundreds of artists and enjoyed by millions […]

Picture Perfect Scotland- Jura Music Festival

As the rain clouds cleared, this gorgeous whisper of a rainbow appeared – a promise of wonderful things to come. The Isle of Jura Musical Festival is now a well established favourite for lovers of the traditional music scene in Scotland. To get to this concert, we had to take a 5 minute ferry from the Isle […]

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