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Scots honour under the skye

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | POOJA PRABBHAN
Published Sep 10, 2018, 12:07 am IST
Updated Sep 10, 2018, 12:07 am IST
Entrepreneur Shekhar Vijayan visited the Isle of Skye and was taken aback by its beauty.
Shekhar Vijayan
 Shekhar Vijayan

1) The Isle of Skye in Scotland is all about the highlands, which are quite similar to the Himalayas. The best way to get a flavour of the diversity of the surrounds is by making a road trip. One can even soak in the beautiful and ever changing landscape on a ferry ride from Glenelg to Kylerhea/

2) Fairy pools — The pools are formed by streams culminating in a waterfall. This virgin pool is a must-visit and is popular with hikers and mountain bikers, and visitors like you and me can also swim, if you are brave enough to jump into the icy waters. 

 

3) Eat fish and chips — fish and chips is a staple here, like our local vada pav, for the Scots!. One must look out for the over eager seagulls who take every opportunity to grab those chip left overs! 

4) Whisky is the soup of the day here... one can make it a glug for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For a teetotaller like me... there was whisky everywhere in the the beautiful and enigmatic Isle of Skye. One can also go trekking, and do some planks, depending on how the weather turns out.

5) Scottish music has a charm of its own, and one gets to listen and indulge in some very folksy Scottish music at the innumerable food and tipple joints on the way. I, for one, ended up teaching the Scots the Indian style of flying kites, as a dance move and it was quite a sight seeing them indulge in it. Last but not the least, the Isle of Skye is beautiful, enigmatic, mysterious and an experience of a lifetime.

 

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