In late October, we decided to go to „the Highlands“ for a day or two. Since „the Highlands“ are somewhat a rough description and it’s rather difficult to get to spots which are interesting for hiking without a car, we ended up staying in Inverness and using it as the base for further expeditions.
The trip from Edinburgh took us three and a half hours, and you get a number of stunning views of the highlands from the bus if you go during the day. The bus stops in a few towns on the way, but mostly it’s a straightforward journey through the Highlands with amazing views of the nature and mountains of Scotland’s north. Weiterlesen
Arran ist a beautiful island on the west coast of Scotland. It’s a 2-hour-drive from Edinburgh to get to the ferry, and around an hour on the ferry to actually get to the island. Or, to put it another way, Scotland is a quite small country and it’s easy to get from one side to the other. And I was lucky enough to have a lovely group of people to go there with.
This weekend, we went to Dublin. And around Dublin.
Going to Ireland seems like a no-brainer once you’re in Scotland, since Ireland is quite literally just around the corner. It takes less than 50 minutes to fly from Edinburgh to Dublin, and equally so to fly to Belfast. They even share a language, Gaelic, though there are (as far as I’ve been told) significant differences between Irish and Scottish Caelic. Anyway, my point is, Ireland is close to Scotland and if you’re in the region anyway, have a look.
Ladies and Gentlemen, there are only very few people who are stupid enough to do a street show on a tuesday morning in the rain,
kündigte der Straßenkünstler auf der Royal Mile aus voller Kehle brüllend seine Show an, als der Regen gerade eine Minute ausgesetzt hatte und die ersten Menschen sich wieder unter freien Himmel wagten. Eigentlich traf er damit auch ganz gut den Nerv der Stadt selbst. Aber der Reihe nach.
Why is it the George IV Bridge?