S: A Visit to Scotland June 2008
2: Vacation 2008 | Travelling | byBUS | a | a bumpy bus ride
3: Scotland Landscapes
4: Lakes & Lochs | we made it
5: the mysterious creature of Loch Ness,Scotland go back to around the 6th century, but the legend of the Loch Ness Monster,nickname "Nessie" got a boost in early 1930s with several reported sightings and alleged photographic evidence...
6: good company | Scotland has over 100 rivers of varying sizes and over 500 fresh and saltwater lochs . The term "Loch" is a gaelic for lake and is used throughtout the country
7: ` | The Real Loch Ness Monster
8: on top of | the world | seeing the city from above
9: Melville Monument in St. Andrew Square Edinburgh | The Commando Memorial is a monument in Scotland dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II
10: churches and monuments
12: Edinburgh Castle is a castle fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh Scotland, from it's position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Human habitation of the site is dated back as far as the 19th century BC, although the nature of early settlement is unclear. As one of the most important fortresses in the Kingdom of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle has been involved in many historical conflicts. Currently the Castle is owned by the Ministry of Defense of Scotland
13: Edinburgh Castle
14: Dunkeld Cathedral
15: Dunkeld Cathedral stands on the north bank of the river Tqy in Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross Scotland
16: In the 11 century, the Celtic Abbacy of Dunkeld become an appanage of the Crown and subsequently descended of the Earls of Fife, Dunkeld Cathedral is today a Crown property, through historic Scotland
19: riding the Bus took me to many beautiful verdant places. My granola bars kept me alive during long walks.
21: The Scots have many words for watercourses A "Water" is a smaller river e.g. Ugie Water, Water of Leith. Many Scottish river incorporate the name "water" traditionally A "burn", Scott's Gaelic Allt used for smaller river and larger streams, also once widely used in England, now mostly in place names especially in the north and sometimes spelled "Bourne" Abhainn in Gaelic meaning river, which is anglicized as Avon.
23: There were many street artists who were very talented. Too bad my backpacks had no space for artwork.
24: "To get through journey we need to take one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping" - Chinese Proverbs
25: Meeting strangers, living in hostels, walking along coastlines, sleeping on trains, going to festivals, eating authentic foods, learning transportation systems, buying groceries; It was all a great experience, despite the rainy days, getting lost, and taking trains in wrong directions. Immersing in different cultures taught me a lot and opened my eyes to a little bit more of the world around us. | Greg