Doris Crook Bed & Breakfast
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We took another loop around the city on the great Hop On Hop Off and passed Arthur’s Seat, the ultra modern Scottish Parliament building and the popular Dynamic Earth museum. But our main goal on our last day was to head to a chipper (fish and chip shop) to have one last deep-fried Mars bar. For some reason, the deep-fried Mars bar is a touristy treat that one must have when in Edinburgh and it is exactly what it sounds like: a ...
... gates opened. Well, every other tourist in the city had the same idea, so we arrived in time to get behinds hoards of other tourists. As you approach the castle, you can see a massive stadium build around the entrance to the castle, apparently it wasn't making enough money as it was, so they decided to ruin it with a giant steel structure. What's next, rabies shots for the easter bunny? ...
... who had only been doing it for 2 weeks so was still finding his feet when it came to nerves. He did however know his stuff and give very precise directions to our next talking point which was great. He gave us the lowdown on the majority of Scottish and Edinburgh history, and the background to the Scottish golden age of philosophy and commerce. This talk Included Adam Smith the great economist who wrote The Wealth of Nations and who has a ...
... garish, but even the Kraak porcelain made for export to the barbarian West has some attractive pieces.
An underlying theme is the evolution of art during that period from a purely court interest to what might be described as a middle class hobby. Many of the the painted scrolls were made by gentleman-scholars and mostly extol the virtues of simple country life and private study away from court politics and intrigue. The introductory context ...
... I stood chatting with a few locals and made comments on the line only being longer for the men's room when we've been drinking. That broke the ice, for the next few minutes I had a great conversation with a few of the locals. Turns out Scottish drunks are much friendlier than NY drunks. Maybe because they have had a few centuries of practice on us. Either way, the seal was broken and I continued on downstairs and came upon another bar. Packed with people, ...