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"Hogmanay in the Harbour" Robjstaples's photos around Oban, United Kingdom [01:49]
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Oban, United Kingdom by TravelPod blogger Robjstaples titled "Hogmanay in the Harbour" Robjstaples's travel blog entry: "Hogmanay was unplanned, spontaneous and great. Unfortunately, my hopes of going to Edinburgh didn't come to fruition so it was a case of jump online and figure out where I could get to by train from my work in Glasgow which had a youth hostel. Having rattled a few memories of a previous trip exploring Scotland, the answer, Oban came to me quickly, and so it was that I rolled up at the hostel to find what looked more like a retirement home than a YOUTH Hostel. I was bemused but not half as stunned as my Australian dorm mates, Gavin and Justin who having come hoping for a famous night out were getting very worried about where they'd ended up. Oban's a very pretty place, very obviously geared up for tourists but not at all in your face about it. The locals we met were as friendly as I've found anywhere and fortunately provided us with a few pointers on how to find the better bars in town. It all made for a great night. Unfortunately, by the time midnight arrived my Aussie friends were living up to their national stereotype of not being able to drink and couldn't understand that everyone was going outside to watch the fireworks, sing Auld Lang Syne and listen to the pipes being played and the ships in the port sounding their fog horns. For a small place, Oban suddenly became very noisy and the party ...
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