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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2017, 11:33:17 PM »
A  shot with the Dugald Stewart Monument is a must.  Enjoy your short visit, I bet you'll want to return for more!

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2017, 11:33:17 PM »

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2017, 11:59:38 PM »
Ahh, nuance (nuisance) of English!  I'm still wondering where is the pronunciation of the letter "r" in FebRuary?!
Haha.
-r

Insurance in Scotland doesn't cover wind shields and tires but a good insurance policy will cover windscreens and tyres.

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #32 on: March 03, 2017, 12:10:49 AM »
Ahh, nuance (nuisance) of English!  I'm still wondering where is the pronunciation of the letter "r" in FebRuary?!
Haha.
-r

Insurance in Scotland doesn't cover wind shields and tires but a good insurance policy will cover windscreens and tyres.

Where r?

Seriously, I take out a yearly "collision waver" insurance for driving a hired car in Europe.  It costs £39.99, which is usually much cheaper than the cost of the additional insurance for a single trip of one week.
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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2017, 12:19:49 AM »
For insurers who repeatedly travel to Europe, that's great.
For a tourist who visit occasionally, screwed.
-r


 
Where r?

Seriously, I take out a yearly "collision waver" insurance for driving a hired car in Europe.  It costs £39.99, which is usually much cheaper than the cost of the additional insurance for a single trip of one week.

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2017, 07:30:13 PM »
I had a great time in Scotland. When I rented the car I told the rental lady about my situation and she said "Oh you have all the insurance, go ahead and crash it if you want" so great :)
Even with no sleep I did not have any problems driving on the wrong side of the road. Only got honked at a few times, but no crashes.

Here was my schedule:
12pm left car rental at Glasgow airport
1pm ended up near University of glasgow trying to get Pounds and food. (travel companions were getting very restless)
Saw the beautiful courtyard at Uni of Glasgow and ate at the campus cafeteria.
2pm started driving to Lock Ard near Aberfoyle. Beautiful countryside, very narrow roads. Eventually made it, the Loch was ok.
3:45pm started driving to Edinburgh
Went to Stirling castle parking lot...
5pm checked into Edinburgh hotel
6pm were too late to Edinburgh castle...
walked down Royal mile
Went into St Giles cathedral, great place.
Ate dinner at some Italian place
Went to Calton Hill? for beautiful sunset pictures
11pm went back to hotel and died

Maybe I'll post some pictures soon
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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #35 on: July 04, 2017, 10:08:01 PM »
Sounded like a nice vacation.
Surprised you got honked at, the drivers were more gentle to me when we were there.
So, look forward to some photo narratives.
-r

I had a great time in Scotland. When I rented the car I told the rental lady about my situation and she said "Oh you have all the insurance, go ahead and crash it if you want" so great :)
Even with no sleep I did not have any problems driving on the wrong side of the road. Only got honked at a few times, but no crashes.

Here was my schedule:
12pm left car rental at Glasgow airport
1pm ended up near University of glasgow trying to get Pounds and food. (travel companions were getting very restless)
Saw the beautiful courtyard at Uni of Glasgow and ate at the campus cafeteria.
2pm started driving to Lock Ard near Aberfoyle. Beautiful countryside, very narrow roads. Eventually made it, the Loch was ok.
3:45pm started driving to Edinburgh
Went to Stirling castle parking lot...
5pm checked into Edinburgh hotel
6pm were too late to Edinburgh castle...
walked down Royal mile
Went into St Giles cathedral, great place.
Ate dinner at some Italian place
Went to Calton Hill? for beautiful sunset pictures
11pm went back to hotel and died

Maybe I'll post some pictures soon

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2017, 08:50:19 PM »
Finally got the pictures done and uploaded: http://www.ethanzentz.com/Scotland-2017
I welcome feedback.
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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2017, 08:50:19 PM »

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2017, 03:02:04 AM »
Did you try the swally?

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2017, 03:37:58 AM »
Some nice shots there, Ethan considering photography was not the main purpose of the trip.

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2017, 08:15:59 AM »
EZ.,
Very fine photos!
Reminds me fondly of my tour there.
Gotta visit again.
-r

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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2017, 09:23:39 AM »
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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2017, 09:24:42 AM »
Thanks guys
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Re: Scotland trip
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2017, 09:24:42 AM »