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Scotland – A Country You Will Curse or Love Forever – VIDEO

Published: 6.8.2019
When I first went out into the world at 18, it was Scotland. I still remember the moon in it, when I almost traced it all to this day. For 7 years I wanted to go back and finally it was time. I got on a motorbike in Prague and set off for about 2000 kilometers long way to the northwest.

Scotland offers both thousands of years of history and beautiful cities, as well as rough nature. You can find everything from beautiful beaches to endless heaths, crystal clear lakes and romantic valleys to snow-capped mountains.

Smoo   Rannoch Moor

Scotland can captivate even friendly but sometimes eccentric people. In addition, I am fascinated by their culture, which is still proudly part of Celtic history. Be it the Celtic Gaelic language that is still actively spoken in some parts of the country, or perhaps the unforgettable pub jam sessions. They will gather a bunch of local musicians and play a Celtic song after another for hours of beer and whiskey. Without notes, everyone remembers perhaps thousands.

Inverness

In our series we will go through a large part of the country together, stopping for example in Inverness, discovering the rough and deserted north of the country, peering into the peaceful and romantic Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, and not forgetting the highest Ben Nevis mountain snow, and the world famous Isle of Skye.

harbor in Nairn

I wanted to go back to the beautiful archipelago of the Outer Hebrides, especially the island of Harriss, unfortunately I did not like the weather. I did not want to spend a significant amount on a ferry just to let the bike literally torment the wind, rain and cold literally in a row.

I believe that everyone will love Scotland. You just need to prepare for the tough conditions. A large part of the country is almost constantly whipped by the wind from the open ocean and the temperature in the north, especially during the summer, often drops close to zero.

Highland cow   Isle of Skye waterfalls

When he's not blowing, the heathy clouds of millions of flycatchers will burst out of the heathland to literally eat you alive. Rain probably in connection with Great Britain does not even need to mention. But the inhospitable nature of the landscape gives the country a large part of its charm.

Kyle of Lochals

GPS: (Edinburgh airport) 55°57'04.4"N 3°21'48.3"W

Text, photos, and video: Matouš Vinš

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