The Mythical Beauty of Scotland
About a quarter of the time I say I’m Scottish, someone mentions how beautiful the nature there is, and how much they’d like to visit.
Putting aside that they might just be saying this as a conversation piece, and putting our ‘autistic caps’ on, the idea’s baffling.
I’ve travelled a reasonable chunk of the planet, and I’ve never seen somewhere with ugly nature. It’s all beautiful.
Scotland may be extremely green, but then so are large swathes of Pakistan.
Even deserts are beautiful (at least in pictures - I hope to see one, one day), and if a desolate land of nothing-but-tiny-rocks can evoke the awe of Gaia then I don’t see how anywhere could not have beautiful nature.
Maybe Svalbard. That place just looks terrifying.
But everywhere else is beautiful, so I don’t see how Scotland could ever be special.