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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

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Travel recommendation for the mid-west of Scotland

I am often asked for ideas what to see and where to visit in Scotland. This route takes in many of my favourite spots in the west and centre of the country and is great for first-time visitors.

Beware car rental comparison websites

As I travel fairly regularly, I am no stranger to renting cars. It’s always a slightly nervy moment for me after having so many unsatisfactory experiences over the years; from awful cars to tricky situations involving deposits. The most recent experience, though, is one that I want to share, as it’s an important lesson from… (Read More)

Takeoff from Edinburgh airport

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A five minute video shot out of the window of an easyJet flight leaving Edinburgh and banking west over the Firth of Forth in Scotland.

Notes from a flight home

Short observational notes taken on a flight between Edinburgh and Geneva.

I’m getting married today!

Or, in other words, T zero! It’s been a long and eventful journey up from Switzerland to Scotland, though we’ve had only a couple of minor hiccups and no real problems. I’ve been keeping a diary as we’ve been travelling but as you can imagine, I’ve more important things to think about today! I’ll post… (Read More)