Category Archives: Scotland

Easily Confused (32) Manuel Valls

Whenever I see Manuel Valls, the new French Prime Minister, I am reminded of Jamie McDonald (actor Paul Higgins), the “crossest man in Scotland” from the film In the Loop:

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What to do with all the Churches?

When I walked the West Highland Way in Scotland this summer, I couldn’t have known that it’s possible to experience one week of almost non-stop beautiful weather in Scotland. Therefore I had not brought my sleeping bag and had booked … Continue reading

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The Road to Skyfall

When you get to a place and you think “I have been here before” but you know that you haven’t, then either the place looks eerily similar to one to which you have been (like most of the seaside towns … Continue reading

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Fog, Fog, Fog, Rain and Fog

Next week I will go to Scotland and walk the West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William (154 km). At the end of the trail, I will attempt to climb Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the UK. There … Continue reading

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