Visiting the Highlands and a friend!

I have now been in Scotland for about two weeks! I am here attending a course in spiritual deepening and it has been very good so far. The weekend before it started I took the chance to visit a friend I met in Uppsala, Sweden that now lives back in Inverness in Northern Scotland or as they also call it: the Highlands! I landed in Edinburgh and had about four hours before the bus up to Inverness would leave. I took the chance to some of the town with my suitcase dragging behind… What I didn’t know was that the world’s largest performance and art festival (The Fringe) was going on so I had to share the streets with quite a few other people. Well let me guide you through some snippets of the trip over that weekend with the following pictures.

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Above: I like getting a coffee in different places. Here I enjoyed my packed sandwiches in a little back-alley in the old city of Edinburgh.

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Saturday was spent seeing the town of Inverness! It is one of the biggest towns in the Highlands. I walked along the river Ness and enjoyed some more of my packed lunch! Following are some pictures from my walk!

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Downtown Inverness

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Above: The castle of Inverness with the Scottish flag!

Below: In the evening my friend took me out to the nearby famous lake of Loch Ness. It was a beautiful evening with the sun coming through! Scotland is truly beautiful!

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Above: The Scots called me brave, but I think in their mind they where thinking “Who is that crazy lady?”. So yes, I did take a dip in the cold Loch Ness but no, I did not get kissed by Nessie.

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Below: I got to spend the second night with another friend from Sweden at her and her husband’s farm. This was the view from their guestroom! Not bad!

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On the Sunday morning my friend and I drove over the mountains down to Southern Scotland  and to the city of Glasgow. From Glasgow I took the train (see below) out west to the coast to arrive in West Kilbride where the course was going to start.

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I am hoping to post some pictures soon of the beautiful scenery here in West Kilbride. So until then!

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