Archive for October, 2011

Moving through fascinating castles in Scotland

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Scotland is one of those places which come as a complete tourist package with basically everything, starting from natural scenic beauty encompassing the thousands of historic sites to innumerous old castles, houses, battlegrounds, ruins and museums. The vibrant culture of Scotland itself is a big call to explore the riches of the nation.

Apart from the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, most of Scotland could be seen as a stretch of countryside. Even the city of Edinburgh is inhabited with a lot of castles and their folklores. Glasgow similarly has a gothic spell woven over it in the form of avid Victorian architecture. But the most historic town of the place is Stirling, situated in central Scotland and possessing some of the most beautiful old and ruined castles. If castles are the concern then Scotland has ample to provide. Every small or big town flourishes with castles and with enchanting history of it. No doubt the combined effect of nature and men together has resulted in Scotland being the land of rich culture and heritage.

Exploring Scandinavia

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Scandinavia is totally world apart from the rest of Europe. Scandinavia which is also called Nordics generally consists of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway and has a history which is very dissimilar to that of the rest of Europe and this perhaps makes the place more interesting.

A simple refreshing walk through the road is enough to understand the native people and culture of the place, each appealing and yielding in its own way. The major difference of Scandinavia from the other parts of Europe lies in the ultra calm and peaceful atmosphere of the place. When it comes to exploring Scandinavia, one can start from Stockholm, placed strategically on a small island to enhance its beauty. The chance to see the Northern lights in the city of Kiruna is another magnificent view. Visiting Helsinki and Lapland with all its green pasture-lands, cottages and palaces, could be a different experience than visiting Oslo and Denmark, the most colorful part of the region.