“Wherever I wander, wherever I rove, the hills of the Highlands for ever I love”. This quote from Robert Burns simply summaries what we lived together with my dad during our four – day road trip through Scotland. We simply fell in love with the region.
Scotland has always fascinated me. When I hear the name, I can’t help but think of cloudy landscapes, highlands, whiskey, kilts, cattle and many more. The country has something mystical. I never had the chance to visit it until the beginning of September, when I had two weeks of s pare time before starting my last semester at University.
All started with three days spent in the capital city of Edinburgh. Afterwards, I walked seven days in the Highlands until Fort William to finish with the road trip. My father only joined me for the road trip. The meeting point was Glasgow. He took the ferry in Amsterdam on a Monday at 5:00 pm and arrived in Newcastle – Upon – Tyne the next morning at 9:00am. Then, he drove north to Glasgow to pick me up. The road trip started from there on. I prepared the itinerary in advance and we just had to follow the map. No GPS. We just wanted to keep it real and to live the experience. We drove parts of the NC500, one of the most beautiful coastal road trip in the world.
After a bit more than one hour, we officially arrived in the Highlands. The magical sign welcomed us and we soon realised we were going to have jaw-dropping views all along the trip, what a landscape!