The Scottish Highlands. Highland Scots are warm, hospitable people. The landscape, coastlines and Islands are simply stunning.
Going there is like going home for me. It's something inexplicable, and "in the blood". For that reason I'm not certain that others would get the same profound feelings as I do when visiting.
If you do get the opportunity to visit the Highlands Nthabiseng, try and make it October/November - but have a word with the weather Gods to supply you with a few days of crisp, clear sunshine. The hills turn deep russet at that time, and the birches bright yellow against the greens of the ancient pinewoods. There is sometimes a dusting of snow on the tops. All this, set against a clear blue sky is an unforgettable visual feast of near primary colours. Add to that the sound of rutting stags echoing around the Glens... also 've been twice to this place in India in the Aravali mountains just outside Jaipur. There is this temple dedicated to the sun god on the very top and from there you can see the whole panorama of the city; both times I went it was at sunset and what impressed me most were the sounds of the bustling city preparing for the night: cars honking in all possible tones, dogs barking, children yelling, roosters calling, cows muu...ing...the muezzin call to prayer, Hindi music playing ...a voice making an announcement in a loud speaker ....and it is all distant and there is a pink haze in the air; you are so aware of all this life happening and you feel part of it while comfortably away and above..while the city bellow is performing it's evening rituals. Same Jodhpur seen from Mehrangarh Fort but here you are much closer and get more of the visual rewards of the 'blue city' thumb
've been twice to this place in India in the Aravali mountains just outside Jaipur. There is this temple dedicated to the sun god on the very top and from there you can see the whole panorama of the city; both times I went it was at sunset and what impressed...
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