After more than a month of hiatus, My Saturday Drive is back on your screens with a fresh new blog! Making no promises, I will try to write more often. My original schedule was once every 2 weeks and I will try to stick to that. Otherwise, there are daily updates on Instagram and Facebook where I post photos I capture from various drives so do make sure to follow like and message. We’re starting to build a little community on those social pages and it is great to talk to you all and hear your stories.Read More
Scotland is becoming more and more popular and people from all over the world find interest in this wonderful country that we live in. I love my little weekend adventures in Alba (Gaelic for Scotland) and I enjoy taking unique and wonderful pictures of the places I visit. If you haven’t done so already, head to my Instagram and Facebook and follow me for daily updates with awesome pictures of unique perspectives of both popular and less known places around Scotland!
Recently I have been sharing my images to various Scotland groups around Facebook and in the discussion panels of these forums I see more and more people asking for suggestions about what would be the best places to visit in Scotland.Read More
Recently, I’ve had the honour of being nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by my lovely partner, Nanny Maryanne. I cannot thank her enough for including me in this and for giving me an opportunity to show you guys a more about me. If you are ever in need of tips and tricks about caring for your newborn/young children, she is the one person to go to, so please feel free to visit her blog!Read More
For the majority of time, this is a travel and photography blog. But what is the essential tool that gets you places through your travels and your photo assignments? The car of course! In the UK, and I presume in most places around the world, every car is liable to a yearly inspection, so that you ensure it is safe to use on the public roads. Here, in the UK, this inspection is called an MOT Test (Ministry of Transport Test).Read More
Welcome back to My Saturday Drive! It has been a while since I posted a blog but we are back now. Let’s kick off the first post of 2019 with what I think was the best shot I have ever taken and how I got to do it! With this post, I hope to inspire you to get out there and enjoy the process of finding amazing places to photograph.
I would like to note that this is something that anyone visiting Scotland can and should do and if you live around the Glasgow area, you can do it any time you want.Read More
Scotland is an amazing country. From beautiful scenery to some of the kindest people in the world, Scotland is slowly becoming a really popular tourist destination. Maybe you’ve seen it on social media, or, maybe you’ve heard it in the news, but Scotland, particularly the Highlands and the Islands, is now on Lonely Planet‘s top places to visit for 2019.
As I get more and more involved in the world of traveling and photography around Scotland, I can’t help but see more and more people online starting to become interested in what it is like to live here.
I moved to Scotland almost 8 years ago, from Romania. I studied Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow and went on mini adventures as many times as I could, in an attempt to see as much as I could of this place. Inevitably, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this country. The culture, the landscapes, the roads, and, most importantly, the people, make this place a wonderful place to be. Keep on reading to find out more about what I think it’s like to live in Scotland.
Autumn has come and is almost gone. As we sit at our desks, pondering what excuse to give the boss to leave a bit earlier today, we can’t help but wonder where all the time has gone.
It feels like summer was only yesterday. You can still feel the sun’s warmth on your face and the grit of the sand between your toes. You look up from your desk and realise, although it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, it’s almost night time. In the blink of an eye, autumn has delighted us with a splash of colour and crispier mornings and almost vanished entirely, leaving trees naked and one thinking about the better days.Read More
Call me biased, but I think Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world because of its culture, heritage, and scenery. As someone who really likes driving and exploring, I feel like I am spoiled for choice here and if money and time weren’t an object, I would happily cruise around Scotland for years to come and still find new and exciting places.
With this in mind, one can’t help but ask themselves the question: what is the best car to cruise around the beautiful roads that this country has to offer? Is it one of the big three supercars: Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 488 or McLaren 720s? Is it the absolute “Beast of the Green Hell”, the Mercedes AMG or the precision instrument that the Porche GT3RS is?
There is no question about it – I am a summer person. To me, nothing can replace the long days, the warmth of the sun and the general feeling of freedom and “holiday mode” you get between the months of May and September.
For the majority of the time, even here in Scotland, summer is a wonderful season where nature gets to showcase a lot of its beauty and glory and makes it really easy for anybody to get outdoors and spend a lot of time surrounded by the elements, something that I am a huge advocate of. You don’t need high end climbing equipment to enjoy a small to medium sized Munro, parks are available galore to go for walks with friends and family or even enjoy a nice ole barbeque and beaches are literally everywhere in Scotland to help you escape the daily city life.