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... and a very nice comfortable lair it proves to be, popular with groups of young people speaking all kinds of tongues.
The inner man and woman thus fortified, we head to the museum and pick up our tickets. A large crowd is assembled in front of the Millenium Clock when we arrive: this is a two-storey mechanical clock and glockenspiel built to commemorate the human suffering of the twentieth century. The clock is chiming midday and a group ...
... a walk around the city centre and enjoyed views of the fortress that is the Edinburgh Castle. It was built on another extinct volcano and must had been a menacing sight for intruders as it towers over the city. The city centre is very impressive every building is ornate and creates a stunning sky line. After our stroll we sat down to dinner at a restaurant, Wildest Drams, which sources its food based on the ...
... br> Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.
On and on you will hike
and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems
whatever they are.
You'll get mixed up, of course,
as you already know.
You'll get mixed up
with many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing ...
... for the Australia v. Scotland game, Nick was telling me how good the atmosphere would be. He was soo right! It really is a unique experience compared to the rest of the sporting world - or what I know of it, anyway. When the national anthems are played, everyone sings. EVERYONE. And they all take such pride in it. Even the biggest of "manly" men (whatever that really means anyway) will be at a match, singing their **** off! As the opening ceremonies ...
... Tattoo (another small festival that takes place in the same month up at the castle). The fireworks go off in time with the orchestra that plays every night to close the show. The first few nights we thought it was gunshots going off as the explosives echo right over us and down towards the sea! We never ended up going, as everyone had told us it's rather boring. It's the royal military basically walking around marching etc. We can't really judge without seeing it but we ...