I wanted to introduce myself as a new member....
Am from Scotland originally but live in Northants, England...I would love to meet up with anyone travelling around Oct/Nov to Oz. I've already had one reply! YAY
Look forward to chatting random to whoever cares to listen!
Welcome to TP Nykky!
I've always wanted to go to Scotland....hopefully sometime soon I'll head off to the UK and explore it a bit...any suggestions on where to go?
Welcome to TP!! I'm glad to see that Scottish typing is more understandable than their accents We got into one 'discussion' with some scottish boys at a pub in Glasgow a few months ago and I swear they weren't speaking english to us - of course it may have had something to do with their blood alcohol level at the time
I loved Scotland - it's my favourite country in the UK and Edinburgh my favourite city in the UK - what a brilliant place.. what made you go to England though??
Katie, as you may guess, I'd recommend Edinburgh! The highlands are also fantastic - driving from one loch to the next is a great way to spend a few days. I haven't been to any of the islands, but a friend of mine swears it is the best thing to do there.. maybe next time.
Just wanted to say welcome to TP! Unfortunately, I won't be travelling to Australia this year, but it is one of the destinations that i definitely will fly to within the next couple of years.
You'll find that there are lots of great people on this site willing to help you with any travel questions, or just chat about any subject you can possibly think of!
p.s. I love the scottish accent (of course, it's not an accent for you, but to my foreign ears) i have a scottish friend named nicola (we call her nicki) and she has adopted a canadian accent when she speaks to anyone other than her family, but i try to make her speak with her normal accent whenever i can cause i just love it.
Katie, I would highly recomment Edinburgh and the Highlands for the touristy things and Glasgow for shopping hehe....also, there is St Andrews which is just across the water from where I come from (Dundee). It is a small quaint town, famous for Golf (as you may be aware) it's really lovely. Then of course the lochs...depends what you wanna do really?
Peter LOL @ you not understanding the Glasgow accent, it really is quite common haha . . . I met some Glasgow girls on holiday a few weeks ago, in Ibiza, they were a right laugh but spoke proper scottish slang so my english friend didn't have a clue what was being said most of the time-lucky for me I can speak both posh scottish and common scottish hehe
I left scotland back in 1996 to broaden my horizons really. Prob go back one day but been away that long now ... visit as often as poss though
Right I am starting to write a short story now so best get back to doing some work...look forward to chatting some more
Thx for the recommendations Peter and Nykky! (hee hee, and thanks for the shopping tip ) My next major trip is to go and explore the UK...fingers crossed it'll happen soon! As for your question Nykky, I'm into checking out the major tourist attractions and out of the way treasures while travelling (with a little shopping and pub crawling along the way ).
Oh! And what type of short story are you writing?
Definitely visit the lochs then and remember, for big nights out, Glasgow & Edinburgh are tops
Hehe, sorry my sarcasm gets the better of me sometimes, i meant i was starting to write a short story, as in, getting carried away with my reply on this site! Opps I forget not everyone has dry humor like us scots
You decided where in the UK you may be visiting? Of course London too should be on your port of call? After all, it's got everything you need - well, apart from countryside and quietness that is
Sarcasm? You?! Never!
Welcome to TP!
We're virtually all idiots here, so we'll all listen to whatever travelly or probably other stuff you feel like waffling on about for no apparent reason. It's a great way to waste time as required!