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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... for the month of August.
On to the Tattoo. As I said, AWESOME!! The tattoo is a yearly band-based extravaganza presented at Edinburgh castle in a grand stadium right at the entrance. The stadium is in a large horseshoe shape and our seats were in the perfect place at the closed end of the horseshoe. The bands this year were based on the theme of Scotland's outreach to the world. Included were bands and dancers from the countries of Malta, ...
... name): On our way down from Edinburgh castle we were able to use our ticket to visit an old house down the Main Street. Everything was laid out inside how it would have been many years ago. The old furniture was stunning! - Holyrude Abbey: We walked the huge hill down from Edinburgh castle only to find that our cards only got us into one part of the abbey, and we would have to pay to just get in the gate, ridiculous! We didn't go in of course! We had a quick stop in ...
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# of trains: 138
# of flights: 5
# of ferries: 1
... and endless rolling green fields. Scotland in the fall is a stunner.
Our guide Andy had a microphone and spoke to us non-stop in the van. The history itself was cool, but he would often talk into it when clearly no one was listening. I believe this was because he was in love with his own voice. He spoke exactly like J. Peterman from Seinfeld, with exaggerated inflections, dramatic pauses, drawing out sections of words, all in a ...
... OK -- the haggis got mixed reactions), the wine was plentiful and the show was awesome. The "malt of the moment" was a nice finish for the evening but the hour walk back to the hotel was scenic but tiring. (OK -- some bad advice from that seemingly nice local couple who said it was "only a 25 minute walk -- Max...")
More tomorrow .... Jason