Visit Scotland: Hadrian’s Wall

The first destination on Day 2 during the Great Britain Tour by Expat Explore brought us to the England-Scotland border where the stretch of Hadrian’s Wall is located.

Once again, since it was an organized tour and I was just joining it, I had no idea what it was until I reached the destination.

hadrians wall scotland

One word to describe the feeling of being there – WOW!

10KM at Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2014

This year, I’ve ran 5KM at the Energizer Night Race and 10KM at the TM Fan Run. Both runs went well, but to me, they were merely “fun runs”.

In fact, Standard Chartered KL Marathon (SCKLM) is THE run that has always been an avenue for me to improve my benchmark. Hence, SCKLM 2014 marks my 3rd participation in 3 consecutive years.

standard chartered kl marathon 2014 10km

Well, I sure hoped that I was running on a 21KM route – but I wasn’t ready for it. So I signed up for 10KM again this year. However this time, it’s the “Cruise” category¬† – which means runners are required to complete the run within 1 hour 30 minutes.

Punting at Cambridge

During the Great Britain Tour with Expat Explore, our first destination was 80km north of London – Cambridge.

Known as a university town, our one and only traditional adventure upon arriving at Cambridge was punting along River Cam.

cambridge river cam

Home of the University of Cambridge, it has beautiful scenery and historical buildings to explore and punting is probably the most relaxing way to do so.