Monthly Archives: %sOctober 2010

Edinburgh Castle, Scotland

The magnificent Edinburgh Castle is prominently perched on the Castle Hill in the city centre. You can’t miss this one. It’s Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attraction that dates back as early as the 6th century. At one glance, I thought it was daunting to walk up to the Castle Hill.  Nothing of that sort. […]

By |October 28th, 2010|Scotland, UK|6 Comments

Erdinger Oktoberfest

Roktober! Singapore’s very own Oktoberfest to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the world’s largest German festival is held at Timbre @The Substation from 22 to 24 October ’10. The outdoor event is a massive drinking party with Erdinger, complement with delectable German sausages, pork knuckles and other tasty finger food while enjoying live music […]

By |October 24th, 2010|Festivals & Events, Lifestyle, Singapore|6 Comments

I survived Night Safari Halloween Horrors

IMPORTANT! Read this before you scroll down the page. This post contains chilling images that  some viewers may find it unpleasant, especially when you are alone now, staring at this screen in the middle of the night.

You’ve been warned! Even I had a hard time editing this unusual post, hearing strange noises and having […]

By |October 19th, 2010|Lifestyle, Night Safari, Singapore|9 Comments

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Make a trip to Edinburgh in August and you will be part of the world’s largest arts festival –  The Fringe that is open to anyone to showcase their talents in performing arts, music, dance, stunts, drama, etcetera. The capital city of Scotland is jam-packed with over 32,000 performances during the festival month. The […]

By |October 16th, 2010|Scotland, UK|6 Comments

Crossing to Scotland

On the way to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland from Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Topdeck coach stopped over at the border of England and Scotland for us to take photos.

Basically, there is a huge rock with one side inscribed with “England” and the other side “Scotland”.

The Scottish bagpiper playing some famous pipe tunes.

£0.99 […]

By |October 14th, 2010|Scotland, UK|3 Comments

Hadrian’s Wall, Northern England

Along the way to Edinburgh-Scotland, we stopped at Hadrian’s Wall, a fortification that stretches 118-km across the Roman-controlled Britain in the frontier zone to defend the Celtic warriors from the north in AD122.

It takes a while to walk up gentle slopes to the English Heritage museum at Housesteads Roman Fort where Hadrian’s Wall climbs […]

By |October 4th, 2010|England, UK|9 Comments

Ghost Hunting in York

The “charismatic” statue of Constantine near York Minster, the first Christian Emperor who proclaimed religious tolerance during Roman times.

The apple tree near York Minster…

Without further digression, let’s get to the “Ghost” topic! There are many ghost tours in York. The one included in our Topdeck trip is the award-winning “Ghost Hunt of York” that […]

By |October 1st, 2010|England, UK|3 Comments