Ian visits two countries that don't speak English - Germany and Scotland!
Hmm. Didn't actually mention the Scottish adventure.
I drove up to Scotland, stayed with Martine and Mike (a pair of upstanding young
Tasmanians) in Edinburgh, revived the legend of "The Gazelle", and hiked through
Glen Nevis and up Ben Nevis. I discovered Fort William to be one of the dullest
places on earth (big call from someone who grew up in a Tasmanian country town)
and was gobsmacked by the phenomenal views across the Scottish Highlands from the
peak of Ben Nevis.
And as for the myth that's propagated around England that Scotland is a wet and
dreary place - complete rubbish! Scotland is a sunny country with a climate not
unlike the Bahamas.