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... I tried to avoid the
awkward situation of waking up a man to haggle over 50p for a t-shirt.
5. Day buses are preferable to
Travelling from one spot to
another while there is daylight is fantastic, as it allows you to see the often
stunning scenery the country offers. Journeys between Mui Ne to Da Lat in
Vietnam and Luang Prabang to Vientiane were pretty spectacular at points.
Taking a night bus just does not allow you to see ...
If ever there were a long list of things you should do in your lifetime, I strongly recommend to NOT put sleeping on a sheet-less bed on that list, especially if it involves temperature dropping to 10 degrees Celsius at night! Three sweatshirst, shorts, pants, and ski socks and I was still cold! But thankfully, being awake for 35 hours sure helped me fall asleep! I woke up well rested and excited to start my day.
... a laze in the sun and snapped some pictures of the buildings and head on our way to find the home of golf .
Can't visit St Andrews and not go and see the Old Course where golf was invented, so we jumped in the car and drove five minutes out to the beach where the course is. It's a big complex and turns out there's five different courses in the area. The Old Course is just one. We obviously weren't going to pay £200 to play a round but even if we wanted to the ...
... place was empty, but a cheerful woman came out from the back and was happy to serve me with a half of the local.
We spent half an hour chatting about this and that. She had previously had a pub at Nairn on the east coast just across from Inverness. It used to be known as Brighton of the North because it was a popular holiday destination. Apparently it is in a rain shadow and only gets 24 inches of rain a year, (compared to the 200 inches in Fort William just an hour ...
... north. Remember?
Well, the first bit IS nice - along East Sands, and then up onto a cliff with pretty views back to St Andrews, and then a fork in the path with absolutely no signage at all, so the logical thing is to stick closely to the coast, isn't it? And of course that path quickly narrows to a tiny little muddy slipway - and we're in our comfortable walking-city-streets shoes, not our hiking boots, so we were ...