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Tripologist: Where ought to we go to in Scotland?

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Prior to a European river cruise in November, my husband and I plan to go to Scotland. What locations would you counsel we go to? A. Lee, Kirrawee NSW

Edinburgh is an excellent metropolis with a medieval Old Town and a sublime Georgian New Town set side-by-side, dwelling to the National Museum of Scotland, the gorgeous Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, the place you will get your self fitted out with a kilt or purchase a effective bottle of whisky. Barely an hour away on the quickest trains, Glasgow brims with character, with many effective galleries and museums, nice procuring and a full of life bar and nightlife scene. Both cities deserve a three-night keep. There is far more to savour to the north of those cities in Scotland’s majestic and brooding countryside, however in mid-November it may be chilly, gray and darkish, with barely eight hours of daylight per day. For these causes you would possibly want to go to this area in the summertime months but when not, you might take a guided tour and Tauck [tauck.co.uk], Leger Holidays [leger.co.uk] and Harmony Holidays [harmonycoachholidays.com] are only a few potentialities.

My household is planning a visit to Queensland, what if a number of of us contracts COVID and has to isolate, presumably one after one other? M. de Witt, Box Hill South VIC

If any of your loved ones develops COVID-19 signs they should get examined. A optimistic take a look at requires them to instantly isolate for seven days after the take a look at. Isolation means staying away from others together with relations as a lot as potential. If you do not have someplace appropriate to isolate, name 134 268 for assist. The web site of the Queensland Government has extra data.

Two of us are hoping to go to Japan in September, aiming to incorporate a stroll alongside the Kumano-Kodo. Is it simple to do that with out taking an organised tour? Also, any suggestion for lodging in Kyoto? P. Arnold, Bowral NSW

A conventional pilgrimage route by the mountains and forests of the Kii Peninsula south of Osaka, the Kumano-Kodo is a good perception into Japanese tradition. One tremendous data supply is the Tanabe City Kumano Tourism Bureau web site [tb-kumano.jp/en/kumano-kodo], which has maps in addition to outlines of the totally different strands of the path. Doing the path with out a information isn’t any drawback, it is nicely signposted and the web site will assist you find lodging and prepare baggage transport and storage, and Japan has that all the way down to a effective artwork. On the opposite hand, there are numerous Shinto shrines alongside the way in which and so they’re troublesome to unravel with out an evidence from a information. Shiraume (shiraume-kyoto.jp) is a ryokan on the coronary heart of Kyoto’s Gion district, the town’s stunning and atmospheric historic quarter. It’s very conventional and fairly costly in addition to well-liked so you could guide nicely forward, however a keep in a traditional ryokan is to not be missed. How else will you uncover such delights as sleeping on the ground with a pillow in regards to the measurement of a wadded serviette, to not point out strolling round in a full-length cotton yukata gown feeling such as you’ve simply crashed a cultured pyjama celebration, which is what a ryokan principally is?

I’m hoping to place collectively a household group journey, eight folks, to northern Italy subsequent yr and we wish to have a information to help with planning after which accompany us to organise meals, transport and day by day actions. Any options? B. Cavan, Jannali NSW

The finest information I can counsel for you is Luca Pacchioni [pacchioni.luca@gmail.com]. Currently primarily based in Milan, Luca has greater than a decade of expertise working as a information, for many of that point with an upmarket operator specialising in small-group excursions catering primarily to North American shoppers. He is aware of Italy from high to toe, has glorious communication abilities and may tailor a visit to your wants and funds and ship many experiences that can make your go to actually particular.

Got a journey query? Include your identify and suburb or city and ship it to Michael Gebicki – tripologist@traveller.com.au

Travel recommendation is normal; readers ought to take into account their private circumstances.

Source: traveller.com.au

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