I’ve lived in Scotland, on and off (mostly on) since 1998. It genuinely does feel like home after all this time, even though I miss South Africa chronically at times. It’s actually hard to put into words just how beautiful Scotland is, but it has been voted in the top 10 most beautiful countries in the world, more than once!
The Southern regions are pretty flat, but heading north, once you pass Glasgow & Edinburgh, the terrain changes dramatically – rolling hills become the Cairngorm Mountain range, pocketed with Lochs and Glens, with scenic little villages and towns hidden throughout.
I’m lucky enough to have lived all over Scotland, from 6 months in Edinburgh back in 2009, to 5 years in Ullapool, and a few spots in between such as Pitlochry, Kinloch Rannoch, and the Isle of Mull. Aberdeen has been home since 2013. Read about my travels in this most amazing of lands below…
In 2019 I decided that it was time to get my lazy bum up a few of Scotland's prettier peaks, the Munros. I'm aiming to do a couple a year, and I'll be writing something about each of them as I go. The list of mountains I've completed is below, but you can head over to my Munros page to find out about each mountain in a bit more detail... Read More