Med Kilti in Backi Joni v deželi Škotski

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Kilti (po gledanju filma Braveheart seveda spodaj brez), škotske dude in whisky so mogoče najpogostejše stvari, ki jih ljudje povezujejo s Škotsko. Nekateri bi k temu dodali mogoče še naglas Sean Connery-ja, drugi glasne nogometne navijače, tretji mogoče dež, ki naj bi kraljeval v tistih koncih sveta. Kljub 17 dnem pohajkovanja in prevoženih stotinah kilometrov po bolj ali manj skritih kotičkih te dežele na severu Evrope se še vedno ne štejemo med poznavalce te dežele. A nekaj stvari nam vseeno ni ušlo:

  • Kilti so še vedno živi in očitno nadvse uporabni. S kilti se pohajkuje, hodi v gore, uživa v pubih… Glede informacije o spodaj brez pa vas moram žal razočarati – nekako nisem našel volje za preverjanje.
  • Whisky – pravijo, da je fajn a občutno predrag. Pravi Škoti tako večinoma prisegajo na lokalno pivo.
  • Dež je res nekaj posebnega in dežnik ni pri tem prav nič uporaben. Veter ga namreč meče malo počez. Je pa tako ali tako vseeno, ker če ni konkretno mokro nad vami, pa bo zagotovo pod vami.
  • Backi Joni oziroma lokalne ovce so zakon in zagotovo jih je nekajkrat več kot Škotov samih.
  • Skoraj vsaka hiša ima pri hiši psa pasme Border Collie, ki je oh in sploh pameten in zna praktično vse.
  • Tiste ikonične rdeče javne govorilnice – ja ful jih je. In glede na to, da telefonskega signala marsikje ni, so očitno še vedno prav uporabna stvar.
  • Internet – kje? Na Škotskem? Mogoče, samo tam kjer smo potovali mi, je bila že misel na internet prava fantazija.
  • Glavna in najbolj primerna obutev so gumijasti škornji. Ma nekajkrat bi plačal konkretno, da bi jih imel. :.) Seveda morajo biti v naravnih barvah, razni vzorčki očitno niso IN.

To je to. Na kratko. Drugače pa fantastična dežela z neverjetno lepo, divjo pokrajino in res prijaznimi ljudmi. Če me vprašate so jesenski meseci zagotovo najlepši. Turisti počasi odidejo, sploh pa odidejo tiste krvosesne mušice, ki znajo biti poleti precej nadležne.

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Kilts (after watching the film Braveheart, of course, without underwear), Scottish bagpipes and whiskey are probably the most common things that people associate with Scotland. Some would add Sean Connery’s accent, some loud football fans or maybe rain, that never stops. Despite our 17 days of strolling and traveling hundreds of kilometers across this country, we dont consider us being expert about Scotland. But we managed to notice couple of interesting things:

  • Kilts are still alive and apparently very useful. You can wear the in the city, while hiking, enjoying in the pub…  But I have to admit, that I dont have info about underwear – I was not in the mood to check it out. 🙂
  • Whisky – its good but just too expensive. The real Scots mostly prefer a local beer.
  • Rain is really special and an umbrella is not really useful, because of the wind rain comes from all directions. But even if it is not raining, it is still all wet under you.
  • Shaun the Sheep or local sheeps are really cool. And probably they outnumber the Scots by far.
  • Almost every house has a dog border collie who is so smart that knows how to do practically everything.
  • Those iconic red public phone booths – yes plenty of them. And because there are still so many places without phone signal, obviously still very useful thing.
  • Internet – where? In Scotland? Maybe, but where we traveled it was like mission impossible.
  • The main and most suitable footwear are rubber boots. Couple of times I would pay a fortune to have them. 🙂 Of course they must be in natural colors, patterns are not fashionable.

That’s it. Briefly. Scotland is truly a spectacular country with just unbeliveable landscape and  friendly people. If you ask me when to visit it, the autumn months are perfect. Tourists slowly leave the country and those bloodsucking midgets are gone.

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