Sunday Musings: My Most Favourite Country Of All!
“So, what’s your favourite country?”
It’s a common question to anyone who travels or has travelled a lot.
My usual reply is some mumble about how much I like Malaysia, how Western Australia blew my mind.
And then there’s Mongolia: “You have to go there, it’s incredible: the open grasslands of the Gobi Desert, the nomadic people. If you haven’t slept in a ger then you haven’t lived!” (Urgh, am I really one of those boasting traveller types?)
I realised the other day that I never come right out with it and tell the truth. For some reason my absolute favourite country doesn’t get a mention.
Maybe I’ve only recently become aware of what I’ve known in my heart for a long time.
Or maybe it doesn’t sound as exotic and adventurous as places in the Far East or the other side of the globe. (Clearly I am one of those boasting traveller types: I’m so sorry!)
Sunday Musings :My Favourite Country
So, I shall answer once and for all.
This is the country I love the most:
My most favourite country of all is stunningly beautiful.
It has a strong cultural identity and friendly people.
It has spectacular mountains, deep forests and many exquisite lakes.
There are golden beaches, pretty coastal towns and islands galore.
The cities are fabulous, old and historic; castles command many a hill or lake.
Its roads are quiet, long and winding; great bridges and ferries lessen the miles.
The winters are white, the autumns: red. The summers are unpredictable but sunny days are unforgettably glorious.
The sunsets are nearly always jaw-dropping.
My favourite country is
I’ve lived in Scotland since 2002, and while I’ve spent over two years of that out of the country, travelling abroad, Scotland never fails to win me back over whenever I’ve returned.
I have been to some incredible places in the world, and some – as I’ve said here and in previous posts (hello Helsinki!) – have tugged achingly at my heartstrings. Yet, Scotland is a hard country to match, it is so incredible: I’ve lived here, I’ve travelled around it – a lot. I know it well.
I know that I miss it too, it is where I think of as ‘home’.
Try these posts:
Sunday Musings: Shetland – My Photos Have Been Included in a Beautiful Book! Come and flick through it with me.
Sunday Musings: Snow Vanlife! Living in a camper van over Scottish winters.
12 Ways Shetland Will Amaze You! Puffin gifs galore and a whole heap of Shetland wanderlust!
A Snowy Week in the Cairngorms Camping in our van in a Scottish winter wonderland!
Hiding Away Up A Scottish Glen The southern Cairngorms, Glen Clova and a dusting of snow.
Killiecrankie: a walk into some Scottish history a Jacobite rout and a leaping soldier!
What’s your favourite country?