United Kingdom

In the UK I visited the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and London. Skye has fantastic mountain landscapes and is a great hiking and outdoors destination. I did a few hikes - the world-famous Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing and the Fairy Pools, which were some of the best hikes I've ever done. All of these together with some other fantastic places such as An Corran beach and Fairy Glen made Skye look like a land of legends taken right out of a fairy tale. Very cool! Driving around the island on its scenic and narrow roads was another nice experience.

Portree is a cute and relaxed little town with colourful houses and some excellent dining opportunities. We stayed at Roses B&B which was another great experience. Scotch whiskey is obviously very good on the island and there is a wide range of types and brands available. We did a tour of the Talisker Distillery located on Skye which was informative and interesting.

The tiny village of Uig (population 200) was another scenic stop. And since you can't go to Scotland without visiting castles, we visited Dunvegan on Skye and Eilean Donan on the mainland. Both were very nice. Sadly, the Loch Ness monster wasn't available for photos on our trip!

London is one of Europe's major cities and has nice parks, buildings and plenty of shopping opportunities (including Oxford Street). The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, famous for Greenwich Mean Time and the location of the prime meridian is an interesting attraction. You might also want to check out The Shard, the tallest building in the UK at 310 metres, and take a walk on Portobello Road for its nice cafes and shops.

In London I also played a "hyper-reality" game offered by a company called The Void which is a combination of real location and props, untethered VR, technology and practical effects; a fantastic experience and lots of fun! This particular game had a Star Wars theme and was a very immersive.

Additional info:
- country entry on Wikipedia
- country profile on Wikivoyage
- Skye profile on Wikivoyage

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