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Country VS City

Hi everyone! Welcome to Travel Tuesday once again!

This week’s theme prompt was Country VS City. This one has been a big no-brainer for me for as long as I could remember – I always preferred the city. Well… that is until I moved to Scotland, became a ‘grown-up’ and started hating crowds.

Let’s start at the beginning – I absolutely love the city, the proximity to everything, the variety of everything it offers. It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s useful, it’s perfect. I was born in a city, grew up in a city and have always deemed myself a city girl.

That’s why I was scared heading to St Andrews to study – it’s a small town of less than 20,000 inhabitants. {Don’t worry this post won’t rehash another one of my St Andrews nostalgic phase.} It’s scary moving from a city of millions to a small coastal town. And to be honest – Scotland in general is much more rural than where I grew up in Canada. Only Glasgow could equate to Montreal – but I was living in Fife. But then something amazing happened : I fell in love with the seaside, and the mountains, and the fields, and the animals, and the amazing breathtaking landscapes all of this brings.

So today, I thought that in the spirit of the theme ‘Country VS City’, I would share with you all the positives the country offers.


The country will make you appreciate the changing variants of the weather. Even ominous clouds will appear beautiful.
{Near Loch Ness, in the Highlands.}

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The country will give you a chance to see things in the pure state they should be admired in.
{By the North Sea in the Kingdom of Fife.}

inverness beauty

The country will give you tranquility.
{Near Inverness in the Highlands.}

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The country might give you that ideal in-between, halfway through civilisation and nature.
{West Sands in St Andrews, Fife.}

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The country might give you the best sunsets ever.
{Sunset over Fife.}

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The country will make you want to be on the road, looking out your window for magical views like these.
{Near Loch Lomond in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs.}


The country will allow you to see wildlife and other ‘not so wild’ fauna. There are no beauties like these in the city!
{Highland cows in Angus.}


The country will make you feel small and insignificant, and yet it will make you feel powerful and wonderful.
{Glen Coe in the Highlands.}

What is your favourite? Country or City?xx

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