Adam Drysdale House
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... and did not have to wear their uniform hats. Not wearing their hats meant they were officially not in uniform, preventing them and the Royals from having to continually keep saluting if they came into contact. If a crewman did pass by a Royal, they had to stand dead still and stare straight ahead until they passed by. Staff also had to learn hand signals, as they were not allowed to call or yell out whilst the Royals were on board.
... language has had its challenges. Even though this is an English speaking country, it definitely has its differences. There are items on menus that are completely unfamiliar to us. Cullen Skink? Turns out it was a type of fish stew. Who knew?
Everyone we've met has been super welcoming and generous. We're so excited to be here and can't wait to start talking with our school contacts tomorrow!
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From Scotland in Edinburgh, United Kingdom on Feb 07 '08
Day 1 - Friday 8th February 2008
I couldn't wait to get out of bed this morning to head to the airport. Felt like ages since we had been away somewhere, just the two of us. We drove to the airport and as usual were cutting it fine as we were stuck in some traffic but all worked out ok. We were both on the dry for the weekend and wondered would ...
... appreciating the view, we slowly make our way down, which starts out a bit treacherous. Pretty much a flat downhill for a couple of stretches but we are skilled enough that we make it through with no incident. Think we probably went down the wrong way, since no one followed us or was in front of us the entire time until we got to the main path. Oh well. After arriving at the foot, take a short cut, which we had perfected after being in Edinburgh for only 24 ...
... headed back to the room to drop some stuff off and picked up our other US roommate Jakob! We decided that we were going to go to a free comedy show. We found two guys that were performing one after the other. The first guy was pretty good and made us laugh tons. The second guy came up and we were sitting close to the front so he decided to ask us some questions. Allie and Jakob were sitting in front of us and he asked Allie, "where did you meet Jakob?" And Allie's ...