Thursday, April 26, 2012

Scotland: Edinburgh

Hal and I flew into Glasgow airport from London and met up with his best friend, also named Sam at the airport. We took a bus to the Paisley station (the closest one to the airport) and went to the Exhibition Center stop which was close to our hotel.

We were freezing. SO cold. It was 90 degrees with 50% humidity every day when we left Cambodia. It was snowing when we landed in Glasgow. We pretty much wore every warm thing we owned the entire time we were there. This is my first official picture of myself in the country I have been dreaming of going to for years and years.
We spent the night there and took a train the next morning to meet my sister and her husband in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is beautiful. I love that they have preserved SO many old buildings. The first day we spent mostly in new town and the second day we visited old town and the royal mile. We went to see Edinburgh Castle, which was very cool, but not the castle experience we were expecting.

Want the beautiful castle experience you think of, when you think of castles go to the Holyrood House, it's the Queen's palace where she stays when she comes to Edinburgh. We walked there from the castle, along the royal mile, but it was closed by the time we got there. There is also a beautiful hilltop cemetery around the corner from the Holyrood House.
After visting the cemetary which had graves older than America we started walking back in the direction of our hotel. We saw the mini hike up to Calton's hill and decided to do it. It was very beautiful up there. It's not a hard walk up the hill, and there are stunning views of the city up there. Definitely worth it.

Those are the main things we did in Edinburgh, but it's such a beautiful city I couldn't help posting some pictures of scenery and beautiful buildings.


Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I'm definitely traveling through you two!!! So beautiful, and that graveyard?! YES. ;)


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That looks amazing! I've never been there. How fun!

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