Author Archives: Mrs Sting

Travel Diary #5. Ben Nevis. With kids!

This story is written in retrospect. Back in May 2019 we have climbed the Ben Nevis mountain, the highest mountain in United Kingdom. We were spending half term in Glencoe and you can read more about this stay by clicking here. From there, we had a very easy access to Fort William and Ben Nevis […]
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Travel Diary #4. Zermatt. Kid’s point of view!

It is very interesting how children perceive the life. It is often completely different to us adults. I always ask my daughter to write a diary from our trips so I can compare her experience to mine. This story is by 9 years old Hurricane, well… almost 10 years old… The story is from our […]
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Hiking with kids. Beware! It changes as they grow up.

Hiking babies. Hiking with babies is relatively easy. “Only” what you have to do is carry baby in the sling. Yes, it can uncomfortable, often babies are heavy, but the good side is that they would usually fall asleep. Then, you can enjoy the views, peace and quiet and you can simply walk where you […]
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Travel diary #2. Glencoe and Ballachulish.

Location. Both villages are located in the Lochaber area of Scottish Highlands. For people who are not entirely familiar with Scottish Highlands geography I would described the location as close to Fort William or Oban. Those villages are very old settlements and both have very rich history, but I am not going to repeat Wikipedia’s […]
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Mr Sting’s diary #1. Climbing in Scotland.

I turned 40 at the end of the September #sadface. As annoying and frustrating as it is, there is nothing I can do about that, might as well just get on with it. I am strong and fit so I cannot complain but I can slowly feel the time bearing down. There is so much […]
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Travel diary #1. Sunset at Ainsdale Beach.

Highlanders who like beach We always considered ourselves as a mountain lovers. That does not mean we spend free time only in the mountains. We love nature, at any location. We are fortunate enough to live close to mountainous areas as well as close to the seaside. From time to time everybody needs some change. […]
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Warning! Common people on the slope! The summer ski experience for whole family in Switzerland.

Ski paradise Zermatt is a paradise for skiers, it is not a secret! The town is full of them during the winter season. While, summer is mainly for hikers and climbers, the lovers of winter sports can find something for themselves even during summer season. Zermatt offers a great summer ski experience on the glacier […]
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Castles. A kid who liked history.

I love history It was my favourite subject in high school. I quickly realise that mediaeval period is my favourite. My mum buoght me periodical history magazine on which I saw pictures of a templars fortresses in present Syria – Krak des Chevaliers. This blew my mind, it looked inpenetrable, massive and majestic. The fortress […]
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Family hike at Matterhorn Glacier Trail. How did we survive high altitude walk with kids in hazy weather.

One of the most popular hiking trails in Zermatt is Matterhorn Glacier Trail. Basically everything in Zermatt is about Matterhorn. Obviously other peaks are popular too but, come on! Who does not know Matterhorn? People do not always realise that they know it! Look at the below picture. Being in Zermatt you have to go […]
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The love for mountain travelling by Mr Sting.

Why most of our holiday or short break destinations are mountains or places with castle nearby?  Well, I was born in town that is an entrance/gate to absolutely magical Polish mountains – Bieszczady.  My dad apart from his normal day job was a volunteer in mountain rescue.  The way mountain rescue work at that time […]
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