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Scotland Hiking: Day 4 – Aviemore

Jacqueline and I woke up and packed up camp relatively quickly. We had just made it into the Rothiemurchus forest having come through the Lairig Ghru the previous day. While not fully recovered, Jacqueline’s knee was feeling better, through not perfect. We were hoping that the path would be much nicer to her today, and… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 4 – Aviemore

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Scotland Hiking: Day 3 – Lairig Ghru

When Jacqueline and I woke, the rain that had plagued us through the previous day’s hike had subsided, and we were met with beautiful blue skies. It was now that we could truly see the magical place we were in. We had camped next to the Corrour Bothy, a small hiker’s hut in the middle… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 3 – Lairig Ghru

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Scotland Hiking: Day 1 – Blair Atholl to Falls of Tarf

Jacqueline and I woke up in our tent in the caravan park at Blair Castle. Today was to be the first day of our multi-day hike through the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. Our aim was to hike all the way through from the village of Blair Atholl to the town of Aviemore. Our first… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 1 – Blair Atholl to Falls of Tarf

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Week 88: Higgs School of Theoretical Physics

On Monday morning, I found myself in a guesthouse in the southern suburbs of Edinburgh. I was going to be there for the next five days as part of the Higgs School of Theoretical Physics, a summer school for PhD students hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The organisers had arranged for accommodation for all… Continue reading Week 88: Higgs School of Theoretical Physics

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Scotland Trip: Day 4 – The Cairngorms

We packed up and left our accommodation in the valleys near Loch Ness early, as we had a decent drive to our first destination of the day. Breakfast constituted food items we had brought with us from Edinburgh the day before. Because of the remoteness of the country, there wasn’t a direct road, so we… Continue reading Scotland Trip: Day 4 – The Cairngorms

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Scotland Trip: Day 3 – The Trossachs and the Highlands

We woke in the flat in Edinburgh and prepped ourselves for the long day ahead. Jacqueline and Annalise walked out to the railway station to pick up the hire car we had parked there, and Krittika and I went over to the nearby Sainsbury’s to find some food for breakfast for the next few days.… Continue reading Scotland Trip: Day 3 – The Trossachs and the Highlands

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