Sunday, December 30, 2012

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle, the castle overlooking Loch Ness in the Highlands in Scotland, is, in fact, the ruin from past centuries. Beside being a tourist attraction nowadays, the castle has the intriguing shape and its surrounding is simply beautiful. Growing up in the middle of the town and still living in noisy neighborhood, the beautiful scenery just steal my heart and admittedly, I wish I could spend more time there. By the way, Happy Holidays to you all!!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Edinburgh Castle

New Year is almost here and it is time to let your party creature out and indulge your passion. For those who love to travel, well, it is a perfect time for a journey. Or for those who want to count down to 2013 in usual place, I would like you to take a trip down my memory lane to Edinburgh Castle, a fortress in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland.  Apart from what the castle has to offer, such as castle gate, argyle battery, one o’ clock gun, St. Margaret’s chapel, etc., I am also captivated by the panoramic view of the city from the castle. I just hope my pictures are not too simple to share it in blogosphere. Enjoying scone with afternoon tea from the café was definitely one of the highlights of my visit. What can I say, I am guilty of loving scone!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fish and Chips

Not all of us are born into liking fish, but sometimes one must accept for what is considered the best available option, fish and chips.  It is, in fact, my other half’s situation when it comes to fish. As the name suggests, it is actually fried battered fish and chips with salad or beans. As for me, even if I don’t feel like eating food, the thought of having this very dish always makes me happy.  Our favorite has to be the following, which we had it at one shopping mall in London. Jacket Potatoes served with salad is very rich and hot tea leaves our tummy warm.

Our first-runner up for fish and chips has to be from Chippy. We had this on our way to Loch Ness. We got the sense of knowing the food will be delicious when we smell the butter from their kitchen and it was delicious as the crust and the chips are so buttery.

It is hard to breakthrough the clutter of eating fish and chips those days, but any food joints that offer fish and chips is the place for me to have a meal. I quite like the crunchy layer and peas from Oxford as well.

The other two places were from Edinburgh. As usual, fish and chips with a pot of tea and I was neither disappointed nor pleased. It was ok dishes and the ambiance at the shop and at the Christmas Market is good for having meals.

Landing in my fish and chips list is the shop near Trafalgar square. Of course with its price, it is not at all a bad deal. 

The most unpopular fish and chips of my list would be from Greenwich. The fish, the combination peas and chips and the not-so-hospitable-host do not make it worth our visit.