Travel Blogs from Ratho, United Kingdom

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Hi Ho Hi Ho,  it's off to work I go, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Hi Ho Hi Ho, it's off to work I go

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... for a few weeks in Ratho.  The culmination of over a year of dreaming, he's finally had the opportunity to work at Ratho-Byres Forge.  Always wishing to have the chance to work in a British Blacksmith shop it's finally here.  It was also ...

Stone Soup for Tea, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Stone Soup for Tea

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One of the best things about travel, I believe, I seeing how things differ from your own culture.  It's refreshing to see that things can be done differently than you expect and work just fine!  Today I had some fun with different terminology ...

Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties

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I must admit, I knew this day was coming.  Part of me is excited, and the other part is fearful.  Here I am in Scotland, so what is the one food you MUST try.  Our hosts are gracious enough to cook it up for us to enjoy.  The whole ...

Arrival in Ratho, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Arrival in Ratho

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... Brian's blacksmithing friend.  They had just arrived back from holidays, so it was good that we hadn't been any earlier! Riding into Ratho the wind was at our backs and we made the distance in no time.  The directions were to 'come into town ...

To Cycle or not to Cycle, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

To Cycle or not to Cycle

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That has been the question of late.  When drenched in Ireland, I must admit, I was desperate to get to Edinburgh and have some change.  I wanted to rent a vehicle and do a little different type of travel for awhile.  Take a break from the ...

Stravaigin', Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Stravaigin'

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Stravaig Pronunciation: /strəˈveɪg/ verb [no object, with adverbial of direction] chiefly Scottish & Irish wander about, roam, travel through: stravaiging about the roads Stravaig, pronounced with the emphasis on the second ...

What's in our bags?, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

What's in our bags?

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Everyone's always curious about what travellers have in their packs.  Many people are boggled by the idea that you can pack enough things in a small bag when travelling for durations of months/years.  My motto has always been: whether it's a ...

Brian's Travel Tips:  Silence, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Brian's Travel Tips: Silence

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Since this blog is primarily written by Sharilyn, we thought it might be a good idea to include a few things that are solely Brian.  Especially since he's so wise and full of information as we all know.  Watch for these from time to time to add ...

Coming Full Circle, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Coming Full Circle

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... .  I remember the first time we took this walk together.  We had been apart for 3 months while Brian was in Ratho and I stayed in Oakville to settle Visas and re-pack our belongings (which had only been unpacked 6 months earlier).  He was ...

Tieing up loose ends, Ratho, United Kingdom travel blog

Tieing up loose ends

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... .  All that is quite trivial, actually.  The saddest part was that we need to say goodbye.  Our time spent in Ratho may have been soggy and cold, but the warmth of the people and the friends we've made are something we haven't experienced ...

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