Scotland has been “home” for the past two weeks and the experience has actually felt a bit “homey” and comfortable. I’ve always wanted to visit but felt overwhelmed by the number of fascinating places to go and wonderful things to see. Scotland packs a real cultural punch and offers an amazingly diverse landscape. For example, I learned by busing between destinations I could catch a peek at some delightful sights; Going through the Cairngorms, along Loch Ness and past Eilean Donan Castle.
My visit wasn’t planned very well in advance but I am so happy with the experience that came together. The journey has been on foot and by bus which has limited what I’ve been able to reach and carry. However, this has forced me to get out and to meet others and take each day at a time.
Too much has happened to post in the normal style so here are a few highlights:
It’s been a peaceful and enjoyable two weeks. I’m going to miss the hiking, kind people, rich foods, and rainy days that provide an excuse to hide in a cozy bed reading and sipping coffee. If you love the arts and outdoors and aren’t afraid of of a bit of rain, you will adore Scotland.
Trail runner, hiker, soccer fan, international solo traveler & lover of food hailing from Minnesota. Currently studying to be an ESL or (English as a foreign language) instructor.
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