Saturday, 29 November 2014

Scotland, Home of Dreamers and Adventurers

Welcome to my first wanderlust post, and why not start where the other half of my origins belongs?

I am half Scottish, in case you didn't catch that.

Some Scottish Stuff


Fish and chips. Need I say more? Even the world's biggest fish hater can't say no to fish and chips. With malt vinegar. And salt. And lemon. I've never had pure Scottish or English fish and chips, so for now-don't laugh- my favourite spot to get fish and chips is in Epcot, Disney World. I LOVE FISH AND CHIPS!!


Doesn't this look like a fun instrument to play? I always wonder why doesn't every single bagpipe player get red in the face. But it makes truly lovely sounds that thump in my heart.


This is one of millions of pictures of the Scottish highlands that one day my family will climb together, after I graduate high school. They actually filmed the car scene in Harry Potter by one of these bridges. A lot of Harry Potter was filmed in Scotland.

 

This is the Scottish flag.


The Edinburgh Castle looks so mysterious. It was J.K. Rowling's inspiration for what Hogwarts resembled.

The original hoaxed picture of the Loch Ness Monster. Do you think it exists? I do!




Why do I want to visit Scotland, aside from the bagpipe players, the fish and chips, and the highlands? There's something about Scotland, its history maybe, its characters, the I-can't-stop-listening accent of its people. The toughness of it, the oldness. My Girl Guide leader also recently left on a trip for Scotland, so that's what got me thinking. Also, I just started watching Peter Capaldi. I love Scotland!

-Oakstar

7 comments:

  1. I've been quite a few places, but never Scotland. It looks interesting.

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  2. Nice pics! I would absolutely love to go to Scotland!! I never knew that most of Harry Potter was filmed in Scotland. And, the Endinburgh Castle sure does look familiar because of Hogwarts.

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    1. I know that the train scene and a lot of the outdoor scenes were filmed in Scotland. I really want to visit Edinburgh castle.

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  3. Sigh. Such a beautiful country! I've never been out of the U.S., but I hope to travel the world when I'm older and Scotland has always been at the top of my list. My family is Scottish, too, and we're hoping to visit someday.
    --Rebecca at The Silver Flute

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