A week exploring Scotland is just enough time to whet the appetite and make you want to go back again. I have included a sampling of pictures from a recent trip I took that will hopefully get you excited to plan a Scottish adventure.
A main reason I travel and one way to experience a local culture is through their food. Before I travel I always make a list of local foods I want to try. I also find the days and locations for farmers markets in cities I am visiting . Finally, when I arrive I ask every local I meet where they would recommend I eat and then try and find those restaurants.
I had quite a long list before this trip and nothing disappointed. From the pics below, the Haggis was a real standout. Everyone has their own recipe but the one I tried had a nice level of spice and multiple levels of flavor.
Everything from the porridge to the fish and finally the beer and whisky were all delicious. A note about whisky tasting in Scotland: the pours are 25 ml which is about 1/2 a shot in the US (so it’s like trying 2 for 1.) Prices range from £4-8 which isn’t cheap but worth getting to try a variety of Scotches from the Lowlands, Highlands and Isles.
Scotland has so many opportunities to go on leisurely walks or challenging hikes. Take advantage of any and all outdoor activities that present themselves when you are traveling through this beautiful country.
Exploring City Life
Wherever I travel I set a goal to walk a certain number of miles per day. Typically I will try and walk the perimeter of a city making sure I get a mix of both more touristy and local locations.
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