Must Do or Must See in Scotland?

Old Sep 6th, 2008, 04:08 PM
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BTW - Greendragon, I loved reading your trip report. You wrote it soon before we left and it whetted my appetite even more (if that's possible) for my return to Scotland!
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Old Sep 7th, 2008, 04:15 AM
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Each to his own, but I prefer the road less travelled ALL the time
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Old Sep 7th, 2008, 04:59 AM
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Interesting Sheila, since your only trips to the US have been to highly popular tourist areas!
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Old Sep 7th, 2008, 06:12 AM
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I found the Orkneys the best of Scotland
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Old Sep 8th, 2008, 12:40 AM
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Yes, you're right. The California one was to San Diego since my hsband had to go there for work, and then San Francisco to see friends. Admittedly Yosemite was a choice, but we chose not to stay IN the park because of the hordes.

I hope Nikki won't mind my saying this, but Cape Cod was second choice!. We were trying to go to Nova Scotia, and (Got lost? I hear you say) she offered Cape Cod as an alternative. And a lovely alternative it was, too.

But Scotland or Europe- we usually go where there's no-one. Just think about the French house. "Nowhere" (as in, "middle of") would be overpopulated by comparison.
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Old Sep 10th, 2008, 06:02 AM
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Thanks twina, I'm so glad to inspire
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Old Sep 10th, 2008, 06:19 AM
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I would second the vote for the eyewitness travel books. I probably bought 4-5 different travel books when I planned our trip to Scotland and for a 5 day trip you will find everything you need in the Eyewitness top 10 scotland book. I loved the isle of Rum which you can reach directly by ferry form the mainland and you can stay overnight in Kinloch castle. Amazing. When I go back I hope to stay here several days.
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Old Sep 10th, 2008, 06:43 AM
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Greendragon - you're welcome! Click on my trip report if you want to see what happens when stupid things happen in Scotland such as putting unleaded fuel in a diesel car....
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Old Sep 10th, 2008, 04:38 PM
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One of the most important things to see in Scotland is the sweater store.
You probably wont bring enough warm clothing.
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Old Sep 11th, 2008, 05:00 AM
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I'm laughing at Stanley, but he's right - while I didn't buy a sweater (I brought a wool shawl I had bought in Ireland years ago), I did get a wool cap and gloves in Orkney
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Old Sep 14th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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I once bought a sweater in Scotland, then came home and it was half as much in the local Nordstroms.

OK, but I also bought a beautiful plaid wool jacket that I probably couldn't have found anywhere over here.
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