Planning for a holiday in Scotland? If yes, then here are a few pointers about the place around the holidays…
- ‘Hogmanay’ is theCeltic term for New Year’s eve
- Edinburgh Hogmanay is the biggest New Year party in the world!
- The street party in Edinburgh is a must-do!
- It is four-day festivity with all kinds of performances
- This year look forward to a candle-lit concert at St Gile’s Cathedral
- Concert in the gardens in the Edinburgh castle backdrop is always sold-out quickly, so plan well ahead.
Other things you can do include heading out to the Scottish Highlands. Scotland has numerous places for skiing and outdoor fun. For accommodation, the choice of self catering cottages Scotland has on offer is simply spectacular! From baby friendly to pet friendly, to cottages on lochs to those near skiing centres, log cabin cottages, romantic cottages and much more!
Came across a group of students planning out an exotic holiday to a far off land; before you jump to wrong conclusions let me say this that at the very outset – they are taking the backpacker route. So its hello hostels, homestays, cottages, dorm-style accommodation and so on.
Ah, the romance of it all – scrounging up the money and looking forward to the life of a wanderer, albeit with modern GPS satellite phones and more! However, going minus the gizmos would actually be the challenge and the best way to detox the cyber noise, though I admit, for a student, this is like going without oxygen.
Student groups have gone to as far off places as Kerala, in India; all planned with the help of (aptly named for India) holiday planners called Karma Kerala. The group I met were headed out to London to take in the Olympics atmosphere and walk around Oxford, Cambridge, Globe Theatre and so on. I counted three poets among them explaining their choices of places.
Backpacker travel is probably the best way to be for a student – a discovery trip that’s both a journey into places as well as into your own mind.