September has been one of those crazily busy months that I know we’ll look back on as one big, fuzzy blur. Somewhere along the way we managed to squeeze in a little adventure to Scotland to visit Joe’s sister Beth and (for once) explore a part of the world slightly closer to home!
Fully prepared for rainy days and frosty fingers, we were so happy to have glorious sunshine for a lot of our week long trip. But even with the odd rainy day, Scotland still completely charmed us with its mossy hills, beautiful lochs and the friendliest people we’ve met in a long time. Here’s a few highlights from Glasgow & Edinburgh…
One of the main priorities on our to-do list was to get out and explore the Scottish countryside. I've always had a somewhat romanticised image of Scotland in my mind, envisioning moody skylines and picturesque scenery, and Loch Lomond ticked all the boxes in order to bring this to life! Only a 40 minute train ride from Glasgow centre, Loch Lomond is definitely one of the most beautiful parts of the UK we’ve ever been to. We had the nicest day walking through the gardens & picnicking by the loch. We even managed to include some sunbathing time, which is something we would not have predicted for September in Scotland….
The Project Café, 134 Renfrew Street
We popped into The Project Café on a rainy day and could have quite honestly settled in there for many cosy hours. With lots of vegan food, good coffee and homemade tea blends it was one of the best spots we found in the city. We had the delicious buckwheat spinach pancake with creamy mushroom, and washed it down with homemade chai and lots of coffee. Also, don’t miss the incredible jungle-theme painted bathroom!
Roots & Fruits, Argyle Street
This was our favourite little health shop in Glasgow selling beautiful organic produce, homemade breads and delicious takeaway deli food.
Arthur's Seat & Calton Hill
We embraced being true tourists whilst in Edinburgh and headed straight for Arthur's Seat during our first afternoon. The walk to the top definitely isn't as intimidating as it looks, and the views over the city are simply incredible. Edinburgh, you are beautiful!
For something more central, Calton Hill is equally as rewarding if you're after amazing views over the city.
The Mosque Kitchen, Nicolson Street
Anyone who knows us or has looked at this blog knows that we're mad about Indian cooking. And so, we were naturally drawn to this little dining hall serving up various dishes at such good value. We had Dahl and rice for £3 (very big portions!) and returned the next day for another fix. Check out our Dahl recipe here and all about our India trip.
After our Scottish getaway, we went home for a busy week packing up our lives to head to Colombia - where we're writing this from now! Follow us on Instagram to see more from our trip ... X