by Nelly De Clercq, Bo Dahlqvist, André Ceulemans, Nick Fern and others
First encounter :
While walking in a small village we had a chat with a local lady .
Inevitably, she asked where we were staying, so we told her.
“Aghr, those outlanders !”
The couple running the hotel just happened to be … Londoners!
Second encounter :
We were driving around and looking for the right direction at a T-junction. We didn’t have a GPS-navigator at that time.
“Sorry sir, we are looking for the bridge to the mainland, can you help us please?“
“THIS is the mainland, the island is over there!“
And back to the mainland :
In the hotel we used to sample a malt whisky after dinner. We often asked Donald, the headwaiter, a real Scottish character, which one to choose (although some tasted like petrol, my feeling … ).
But one night the manager, an Irishman, suggested trying a very special 33 years old Irish whiskey.
Donald gave him a dirty look and said :
“ Now, who would keep THAT for 33 years ! “
Only good memories of a beautiful country ! And special people !
I would recommend anyone to visit and explore .