Category Archives: Holiday

Road Trip to Isle of Skye and Fort William


Three days two nights. Last week, five of us went to a road trip to Isle of Sky and Fort William. We depart around 10 o’clock and go to Stirling Castle first. We did’t go inside the castle because it’s expensive :-p so we just go around it.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

After that we go to Loch Ness. We use further road through Inverness while enjoying the scenery of Highlands. Going down from Inverness we take the road beside the Loch Ness. We got really great view of Loch Ness here. We stop by Urquhart Castle to take a picture there and enjoy the sun.


Urquhart Castle

From Urquhart Castle we go straight to our hostel in Isle of Skye. We stay at Saucy Mary’s Lodge for one night. After relax a bit, we continue our journey to find some Northern Light in Glendale. We don’t have got mobile reception there so we kind of loss. Instead of taking the sorter route we toke the long one and we don’t even get the Northern Light. After hours drive (and got loss) finally we can rest in bed.

In the morning we check out from the hostel and continue our journey to Old Man of Storr and Quiraing. It was quite a hike there and because we don’t have much time then we continue to drive to our hostel in Fort William. I stayed in different hostel than the rest of us because I join the trip in the last minute :D.


The Old Man Storr



The next morning, the last day of our trip, we go to Glenfinnan Viaduct. It’s Harry Potter filming spot (the train scene). We were lucky back then because we arrive right before the train pass the viaduct.


Glenfinnan Viaduct

From Glenfinnan we went to hike in Ben Navis. It was quite a beautiful view. After relaxing a bit we continue to Steall Falls and wow, the view was awesome. Well, it’s quite a drive and hike but I enjoy it.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

Steall Falls

Steall Falls

From the falls we went home through Loch Lomond National Park, it was magnificent. I don’t have a chance to take a picture there because I was driving so I just enjoy it behind the windshield. We got really hungry that time so we decided to have dinner at Glasgow first but after going around the town try to find parking lot for our car finally we gave up and went straight to Edinburgh. It was really fun and tiring  three days and two nights road trip.

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Edinburgh Military Tattoo


Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an annual show at Edinburgh International Festival (Fringe Festival) in August. Quoting from their site “Taking place on the esplanade of Edinburgh’s iconic Castle, expect an unforgettable evening of music, ceremony, theater and dance” it was indeed unforgettable evening. Not because the cold, wind, and rain that night but the performances is topnotch.

Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a collaboration of many countries; Scotland, England, America, China, India, and many more (I don’t really remember all of it :-p). The performances mostly a dance and music, well some of them are military so they “dance” on their own way. I personally like Chinese performance, Lotus Dragon Dance. They start with just a Lotus flowers and suddenly there are dragons, I’m like “where that dragons come from”.

Lotus Dragon Dnace

Lotus Dragon Dnace

When watching some of the military people, I found something interesting, I found blonde performer. Well, there are lots of blonde performers but not that blonde, just check my photo below.



At the end of the performances there are couple of fireworks display. It was beautiful although I had seen it like almost everyday because I live near the castle.



These are some photos and videos that I manage capture while enjoying the shows.

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[DDM] Home, I’m Here

After a very long flight, finally I arrived in Indonesia. The main purpose for my visit here is of course to do some interviews and record some sounds for my project. I’ll be here for a whole month. I hope I can finish implement my project here so I only need to write the document when I get back to Edinburgh.

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We Saw A Vision

Last week when I went to Dublin I found a garden called The Garden of Remembrance. It just a normal garden near city center about 10 minutes walk. It looks normal but when you see it from above, it has a cross like pool in it. At the end of the garden, there is a statue, four swan and three human, I don’t know what it’s called.


The statue


End of the garden


The cross

What makes me interested with this garden is not the cross or the statue but a passage written in the wall beside the statue.

We Saw A Vision

In the darkness of despair we saw a vision. We lit the light of hope and it was not extinguished. In the desert of discouragement we saw a vision. We planted the tree of valour and it blossomed.

In the winter of bondage we saw a vision. We melted the snow of lethargy and the river of resurrection flowed from it.

We sent our vision aswim like a swan on the river. The vision became a reality. Winter became summer, bondage became freedom and this we left to you as your inheritance.

O generations of freedom remember us, the generation of the vision.

– Liam Mac Uistin

We are generation of freedom. Be proud of it but don’t forget the people that make it happen.

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