Suitcase and World: September 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Faroe Islands and Scotland by the Numbers.

Lighthouse on Mykines ("mitch-nees") Island, Faroe Islands

 It took almost two years to plan this trip and I can't believe how quickly our six weeks in the Faroe Islands and Scotland flew by! We had so much fun!

When we first conceived this trip we agreed on several key points. We would focus our trip on the islands and highlands - it would be a trip about landscapes and not cityscapes. We would avoid the big cities in Scotland and so, at the end of day, we only stayed a total of 4 days in Edinburgh and Glasgow combined. We would avoid going to several of the more popular tourist sites so Loch Ness was out as was Inverness. We would avoid historic landmarks like palaces, castles, forts, churches, cathedrals., etc as much as possible though we did visit at least one of each....except no palace. Even though this was my first trip to both the Faroe Islands and Scotland, I do not have any regrets about missing the usual tourist haunts because what I got to experience instead made for a far more memorable trip for me and I would do it the same way all over again!