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Isle of Skye Travel Tips & Suggestions

Isle of Skye is a charming island with magic atmosphere, produced by the fog, rain, magnificent cliffs, leafy vegetation, and the sea. It seems incredible that there still remains a place like that on earth, so near home. Portree, the little capital, is a wonderful place with coloured houses (pink, blue, yellow, green) and a small port full of boats. Somebody told me that the inhabitants of Skye had never seen the sun. I don't know if it's true or not, but it's possible (I didn't see the sun in the seven days I stayed there in August 2006). But it doesn't matter, because the island is completely amazing. I highly recommend this fabulous place!
If you plan to visit Skye, plan to take the ferry from Mallaig to Armadale -- much nicer than the bridge at Lochalsh. A Scottish Piper will greet you at the dock, and the ferry ride is beautiful. Skye is a mystical place, with its blazing sun one minute and torrential downpours the next. Portree is a colorful step back in time and the Gaelic language is everywhere.
Easily one of the most breathtaking places on Earth. Friendly people. Kylakin (first town across the bridge from the mainland) is beautiful, but venture out to the edges and coasts of Skye to see jaw-dropping beauty. Wow, wow, wow.
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