BootsnAll Travel Network

Archive for June, 2005

« Home

The G8

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

The lead up to next week’s G8 summit in Gleneagles, less than an hour Northwest of Edinburgh, has been pretty intense. I’m not sure what level of attention it has been receiving back in Australia, or in the US, but here in the UK it is dominating the news (well, at least after Tim Henman and Andy Murray were knocked out of Wimbledon). The summit is a gathering of the most powerful leaders in the world, who are meeting to discuss whatever it is leaders discuss at such get-togethers. Sport and porn I’m assuming.

[read on]

Soaring Kaliedoscopic Electro-Folk

Monday, June 27th, 2005

Bec and I have been in Scotland now for almost three months. Coming from Melbourne, we both love going to see live music, as Melbourne is without doubt one of the greatest cities in the world for live music; up there with New York, Austin, and Glasgow. One memorable gig we saw here in Edinburgh back on April 28th featured a band called the Earlies. I sent this review to a few friends back home, and thought it might be worth sharing here…

[read on]

Who is this guy?

Friday, June 24th, 2005
OK, so here’s a few tidbits that might help give you an understanding of who I am, should you actually want to read this travel journal. I am a stick-thin, pasty-skinned, freckle-faced, bespectacled, bearded and bloody-well-proud-of-it red ... [Continue reading this entry]

Where the hell are we going?

Friday, June 24th, 2005
I must apologise to you, dear reader, for I am starting this blog a little late. Bec and I have already started our trip, as family and friends will already know. But it’s in a bit of a holding pattern ... [Continue reading this entry]