Reality and fiction at the Danish Baltic Sea

Ein Freund von mir liest nicht auf Reisen. Er meint, vor Ort gibt es genug zu schauen und zu entdecken, da braucht er nicht die zusätzliche Bücherwelt. Ich teile gern meine Urlaubszeit in verschiedene Welten auf, in Realität und Fiktion. Normalerweise angepasst an das Land, ich nenne es Fernlese, wenn das Buch zum Reiseland passt…

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The two faces of Scotland

Scotland has (at least) zwei faces: a sunny and a rainy one. Driving up the A82, we entered the highlands. It was like an entrance, first Beinn Dorain towering up on the right like a guard, then Loch Tulla appearing on the left like a magic mirror lake, followed by a valley guarded by steep,…

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Islay

We spent four nights on a Scottish island called Islay. From the ferry going there, we also saw Jura where George Orwell wrote 1984.  Opposite, the treeless and roadless hills of Islay appeared. We drove to the flat side of the island which is sparsely spotted with white houses, white sheep and the white walls…

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