Scotland, August 2020

Scotland is unusually abandoned in the summer of 2020, with significant discounted hotels almost empty, although transport links work perfectly. At a temperature of 20 degrees is pleasant to travel at the end of July, however, people in Scotland are overly cautious in keeping their distance and constantly disinfecting their hands. They measured our temperature preventively not only in the hotel, but also when buying a souvenir; in shops and restaurants there may be only a limited number of people, the station is empty; during the week-long journey we met very few tourists… We were most impressed by Loch Ness (unfortunately the monster didn’t look out), a Harry Potter train ride across the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the Isle of Skye, a boat ride on Loch Lomond, the Grampian Mountains and a day in the coastal town of St. Andrews where English Prince William met Kate Middleton and which houses the world’s oldest golf course.