Day five of our tour saw us visiting the Glenfinnan Viaduct. This is from the Harry Potter movie and the Hogwart Express. The Glenfinnan Viaduct, just north of Glenfinnan and about a half an hour west of Fort William. Our guide timed it so that we had time to hike up the hill – one […]
About Suzanne Buller
I am a retired 70 something female, happily married to a wonderful man who does not like to travel. Retirement should be about living your dreams, and my goal is to travel as far and as often as I can.
I love to travel, but it has taken me many years to start my adventures. I was always an armchair traveller. There is nothing wrong with that, but I yearned to see all the places that I had read about. The problem? I was terrified of flying.
I looked into any solution that would help. (other than major drugs!) I saw a video on how planes fly. Very dry stuff, but fascinating. Then, I went to 3 hypnosis sessions. While I wasn’t totally unafraid of flying, the little bit of fear I had was certainly manageable.
My travels haven’t always been smooth, but it has taught me a lot about myself and what to do or not do the next time. It certainly has never been boring. I have met interesting people and pushed myself out of my comfort zone.
The travel bug is an itch you can’t quite scratch, and I have itchy travel feet. I hope that I inspire you to push through your comfort zones and join me on my adventures.
Entries by Suzanne Buller
On day four, we headed to the Isle of Skye and a two-night stay in Portree. Portree is a picturesque little town on the Isle of Skye. It is the largest town on Skye. The houses are painted in different colours—a photographer’s dream. After settling in our accommodations, we travelled north to the Trotternish Ridge. […]
On day three, we headed to River Droma to see the 60m plunge into the River Droma. The walk to a Victorian suspension bridge is short but steep. Once there, you can see one of the most spectacular gorges and view a series of crashing waterfalls. Corrieshalloch Gorge is designated a National Nature Reserve. The […]
Day two: The first stop was to Assynt’s mountains to the Highland Folk Museum, where they have recreated Baile Gean Township faithful to the original site’s archaeology. The buildings look as though they had been there for centuries. The museum sits on 80 acres, and we did not have enough time to see it all. […]
My last trip before going to Mexico and before Covid was to Scotland and Ireland. It is not like it was not on my bucket list – everywhere in the world is on that list – but it wasn’t at the top. Which, considering Scotland is where my ancestors are from, was strange. But, […]
Porto Porto is very different from Lisbon. I enjoyed Lisbon, but Porto has more of a European feel. The Ribeira is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Porto. It is filled with narrow medieval streets that are enchanting to walk. One of the areas that I enjoyed was the Cais da Ribeira, the waterfront along […]
COIMBRA, PORTUGAL “It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I still have to go, the more there is to learn. Maybe that’s enlightenment enough; […]
“And then I realized adventures are the best way to learn.” Anonymous Lisbon continued to surprise me. I decided to have lunch at the Mercado da Ribeira or also known as the Time Out Market. It is a unique place to eat. There are approximately 35 kiosks of varying types of food to choose […]
“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.”- Laird Hamilton Lisbon, Portugal, was a surprise for me. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn’t to fall in love with Portugal. So why did I choose it? I was just coming out of Morocco, where I […]
“But the most beautiful things in life are not things. They’re people, and places, and memories, and pictures. They’re feelings, and moments, and smiles, and laughter.” Anonymous FADO I have to start my experience in Portugal with Fado. I was absolutely smitten from the first time I heard it. It is a style of music […]