Say whuuutt? Na h-Eileanan Siar! Being the awesome traveler that you certainly are, you are surely aware this is the Scottish-Gaelic name for the Outer Hebrides. To be honest: I didn’t know either. I had to look it up on Google Maps.

Why I’m writing a blogpost on these Scottish isles is simple: the sweet travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler organized its yearly Reader’s Choice Awards. And the 50.000 readers of the magazine chose the Outer Hebrides as one of the most beautiful European islands (on a third place to be more specific, after Boscada, which is in Turkey, and Madeira). So I thought I’d look it up. Obviously I’ve never been there before, but after seeing these pictures I’ve got a strong feeling that’s gonna change in the near future.

But how the hçll do you get to these islands? Well, apparently you can fly there from Inverness or Glasgow. Or you take a ferry from Ulapul. Anyway, looks like it’s well worth going there. If any of my readers have been, please comment! We would all like to know what there is to see, when to go, how to bribe the local police when you’ve had too much to drink and you are taking a piss against the local Stonehenge rock.

So, what do you think? You think one of those islands wants to host the first annual the.ego.tripper.convention next year? I’ll buy you a whisky (a blend, just can’t afford single malt)!

Photo credit: Simaron / Foter / CC BY-SA

the.ego.tripper loves family resorts, bingo, kids peeing in the pool, breakfast buffets, hotel animation, tourist traps and group day tours.

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