Commando Memorial at Fort William

The Commando Memorial is a Category A listed monument in Scotland, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II. Situated around a mile from Spean Bridge village, it overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle. Unveiled in 1952 by the … Continue reading Commando Memorial at Fort William

I’m a Berber, I’m a Berber, I’m an original Berber!

They shouted at us. Constantly. Every single person who seemed to be trying to sell us some form of service or product claimed they were an original Berber from the Atlas Mountains. Before we came to Morocco we had never even heard of a Berber. Upon leaving Morocco, we’re now pretty clued up! So, what … Continue reading I’m a Berber, I’m a Berber, I’m an original Berber!

The Hospital in the Rocks – Budapest

The Hospital in the Rock was an incredible experience for me and one I would recommend to anyone interested in the tragic history of Budapest. For many people, mainly the British, we think the war ended in the 1940’s however for many, war crimes and terror continued until the late 1980’s in the form of … Continue reading The Hospital in the Rocks – Budapest

Warning Off Winter With Buso!

The end of winter in Hungary is celebrated with a 6 day masked carnival/festival. The Busos festival legend originates for two different stories. One legend states that during the Ottaman (Turkish) times of territory the local villagers fled to nearby swamps and woodland to escape the Ottoman troops. Then one night a hooded man appeared … Continue reading Warning Off Winter With Buso!

Warsaw, Saw War

Warsaw is the capital of Poland, so we expected big things. I guess we got what we expected, just in a different sense. We hoped there would be an old town, which was as traditional as what we had seen in Wroclaw and Krakow, however, the old town is rather small and Warsaw is mainly … Continue reading Warsaw, Saw War

Lest we forget – Krakow

We had clear blue skies from Wroclaw to Krakow, we took the train as this was the fastest and cheapest option, costing around £15 one way and taking 2 hours. Myself and Shannon spent most of the train ride eating to pass time – we were on holiday after all! When we arrived at Krakow … Continue reading Lest we forget – Krakow

Loch Ettrick – Dumfries and Galloway

Have you ever been so remote that someone in a 4x4 has pulled over and asked you if you’re alright? We have. I can only assume that he thought we had broken down, with no signal to call for help so we had lit a fire to keep ourselves warm whilst we waited for some … Continue reading Loch Ettrick – Dumfries and Galloway