29.07.2012 - 30.07.2012
Today was an awesome day!! We did a 12 hour day trip to Glencoe, Loch Ness and the Highlands. I was actually surprised how far it was and how much ground we covered. It took about 5 hours to get to the Loch Ness from Edinburgh, with a few short 15 min stops on the way there. Our guide Peter was amazing. He was very blunt, funny and Scottish! The tour company we went with is called Rabbies (www.rabbies.com). They do small tours, there was only 15 of us on the bus which was great. Most of the people on our tour were German. There was a couple that were from Vancover Island in our group that we started chatting with and ended up spending the day with at the tour stops. The four of us (plus the guide) were the only English speaking people, which helped prepare us for the rest of our trip in non-English speaking countries!! This trip was amazing! I can't really describe what the highlands are like. Pictures doesn't do it justice, it's just the most beautiful landscape! If you ever come to Scotland you have to do a tour.
I can't believe that we are done with Scotland already! We fly out to Paris tomorrow afternoon.
The things we loved and will miss from Scotland are: "wee", "hiya", flake bars, coffee (its amazing!!!), a pot of tea and a treat, Marks and Spencer's simply food, The Royal Mile, bag pipes and the friendly people!!
Cheers until tomorrow!