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We arrived into Edinburgh by train at about 10:45 and were immediately thrown into a sea of people. Edinburgh is by far the busiest place we've been to this trip, and feels even busier than Toronto. There are a lot of tourist-y things happening here, and in particular, something called The Fringe, which is sort of like a busker/live music/avant-garde theatre/standup comedy festival rolled into one.
As we walked out of the downtown, the surface ...
... the small room where James was born, the War Memorial where the highest point of the rock upon which the castle was built sticks up through the floor, and the vault where the Scottish crown jewels (the crown, scepter and sword) and the Stone of Scone where monarchs sit to be crowned.
After the castle, we began the descent down the Royal Mile – the road that connects Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Castle. On the way, ...
... a simple meal and early night. Naturally, I ended up feasting and drinking with Regina and then musing on all the differences between Australia and America and the UK; delighting in all the small variations and discussing at length the politics of all the bigger and more serious differences over several beers.
My idea of a quiet evening all but abandoned at this point, we decided to head out into the night, and went to an Irish bar to see if we could join in on ...
... are going to be split down
the middle on this one.
It’s hard for me to believe
that I am in my final three weeks of this wonderful Scottish sojourn. I want it to last longer while at the same
time I know I have my more normal life waiting for me in Canada. It has been important for me to rediscover
my Scottish roots while also being very conscious of the sacrifice my parents
made in emigrating ...
... started, with various performances of singing, dancing, playing of bagpipes, fiddler, and other acts. Finally, it was time for the ceremony of the Haggis. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to say about this in order to describe it. They don’t really allow you to know what is in the Haggis before they feed it to you. However, I found out it is made of the sheep’s heart, liver and lungs, as well as minced onion, oatmeal, salt, ...
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