On the 29th of December I took the train back from Darlington to London, and met up with my friend Carli. She's in that category of friends I've had since I was like 6. We flew straight to Inverness and spent the first night in a Holiday Express close to the airport. The next day we drove in the direction of Glencoe, where we stayed in an Airbnb place in Ballachulish. Rather interesting accommodation, but very cozy!
On the 1st on Jan, we drove up to the North Coast, to John O Groats. We stayed in a super cool guest house in the area. There was some super amazing scenery, especially the Duncasby Stacks. Once again, the food prospects were slim.... with it being the 1st of Jan. Luckily we found a Chinese Take Away place in a close-by town! They weren't very friendly and didn't even want to let us use wifi... we had to walk to find cash, and they crapped on Carli when she put her foot on a chair... but nevertheless, we were fed!
On the 2nd we drove back to Inverness, had some whiskey, and headed for the airport! Four great nights in the Scottish Highlands! I REALLY want to go back in summer. It is the most beautiful country. Apart from SA of course! Although it's pretty different, you can't really compare the two. Highly recommended if you're a nature lover!