Travel Blogs from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Close Encounters, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Close Encounters

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Wandering around the streets of Edinburgh I was enchanted by the little 'closes' all along the Royal Mile.  Walking by these narrow passageways at first, went unnoticed between the shops, cafes, and pubs.  But soon I started to take notice of ...

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... one although there wasn't much room for the drink cart to pass by and we did need to stand the entire trip.  Arrival in Edinburgh greeted us with great frustration.  As a quick stop, there was a flurry of chucking bags out the door as well as ...

Objects of the Imagination, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Objects of the Imagination

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... ; My evening was quite the opposite.  I spent time with mythical creatures of a different sort... Traveling into Edinburgh, I witnessed horrific acts of torture, heard stories of grueling public executions, and crept into dark alleys where ...

Hiking up Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Hiking up Arthur's Seat

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... 'in town' today, I decided that I needed to get 'out of town'.  As much as I've fallen love with old town Edinburgh, I can't handle another tourist shop.  Every other store or so, they are becoming a bit monotonous as they all selling the same ...

Fringing, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Fringing

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Last year when Brain first thought of coming to Scotland to do a little work experience at the forge we looked into the cost of accommodations and nearly fainted.  The time of year that we were looking happened to coincide with the Fringe Festival ...

Dark City (Edinburgh to the Border), Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Dark City (Edinburgh to the Border)

A travel blog entry by justinrowe

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... from the hostel. After so many early nights in the car it was nice to be able to do something different in the evening. Edinburgh has a great nightlife, it was a fantastic time and I really don't think I even scratched the surface. Back being tourists the ...

The Quest For The Indian Visas, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

The Quest For The Indian Visas

A travel blog entry by andy_jillian

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Andy has had to go off to Edinburgh in the hope that we'll finally get these visas after all the crap we've already been through. Luckily, after a bus, a taxi and a boat, he's arrived back in Belfast with our visas... looks like we're going to India ...

Return to Auld Reekie - our first month back, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Return to Auld Reekie - our first month back

A travel blog entry by idarich

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When the plane landed at Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 April, I cried...that's it, it was ALL OVER. The trip we'd dreamed about and planned for so long, the 10 months we lived to the full and immersed ourselves in a medley of exotic new places, colours, ...

Final week - counting down, gearing up, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Final week - counting down, gearing up

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... and caught the 11.30am flight to London. Despite being real hard work and quite stressful, our final week at home in Edinburgh also included many cheerful excuses for a good party - a last braai and drunken bash with our sailing buddies on Friday the ...

Castle Adventures, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Castle Adventures

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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... a tactical stronghold.  5) finally when no longer needed for military reasons, the castle becomes a tourist attraction.  Edinburgh Castle still occupies #4 and #5.  As a result, there are still people living there and many buildings have ...

Get your oats, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Get your oats

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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You could call it comfort food - or discomfort food for those with bad memories of lumpy, cold, or stodgy breakfasts. But porridge made from oatmeal has got to be one of the most nutritious and hearty ways to start the day, particularly if that day is ...

Edinburgh castle, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Edinburgh castle

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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 Since we booked our flight out of Scotland with Ryan Air we had to print out our own boarding passes (pain in the butt!) or we would have to pay extra at the airport. We aked the hostel owner where we could print from and she really ...

Great Scots!, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Great Scots!

A travel blog entry by chronometers

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... we saw more green hillsides, hedgerow and stone fences and sheep than we had ever imagined. Our Scotland experience started in Edinburgh. One of Melanie' colleagues, John, lives outside of Edinburgh and invited us to have stew and shortbread at his ...

Edinburgh Pin, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Edinburgh Pin

A travel blog entry by elsewhere

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Misty Scotch, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Misty Scotch

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... drive for the rest of the day, heading up past the Wallace Memorial and onwards to the Fourth Rail Bridge just outside of Edinburgh. When we arrived in Edinburgh we checked in to the last hostel of the trip which unfortunately was probably the ...

Trainspotting in the Birthplace of Harry Potter, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Trainspotting in the Birthplace of Harry Potter

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... out of commission for a few days.  Anyway, that left me free to explore around the city and take photos.  The United Kingdom is great but I'm thinking I may need to mix it up a little and make it even more interesting by ...

Old Town/New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Old Town/New Town

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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A day spent exploring both the Old Town and the New Town in Edinburgh.  I love wandering through these areas and imagining the history that lies here.  Everything is just soo photogenic!  With cramped space in the Old Town and an ever ...

Lassie turns religious, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Lassie turns religious

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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My new collie dog is turning religious. Seen here, near the Yangtze, in a temple viewing area . . ...

Fogmania and Hogmadoodle (Xmas and NYE), Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Fogmania and Hogmadoodle (Xmas and NYE)

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... haunt us. More on that later, but it was nice to get some good photography in. As mentioned in a previous entry, Edinburgh has some pretty spectacular sights and architecture, which I promised to show you whilst the Vikings were in town. After ...

Scotland in winter - a new home. Brrr., Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Scotland in winter - a new home. Brrr.

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... it to London. More on that later... Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, the traditionally troublesome northern part of the United Kingdom, and now home to a reasonably new Scottish Parliament. 600,000 of Scotland's 5 million or so inhabitants live ...

Closing shop, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Closing shop

A travel blog entry by idarich

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21 days to go! Ida and I have been rather busy over the past two weeks, winding down our jobs, arranging leaving do's, renting out our house, and receiving the last of our seven vaccinations. I, stupidly, as a result of my irrational fear of injections ...

Lucky Tickets, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Lucky Tickets

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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... at the hostel. He was very jealous of them as he said he lived in Edinburgh and couldn't get tickets to the Tattoo. He didn't understand how they could so they told him he would need to book a holiday to Edinburgh through QANTAS to get tickets next ...

Last Minute Panic, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Last Minute Panic

A travel blog entry by hils

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... of people were asking what my itinerary was, so here it is as it stands at the mo: Monday 9th June Leave Edinburgh at the crack of dawn to fly to Moscow 2 days in Moscow Wednesday 11th June Leave Moscow on the Train Thursday ...

Less than a week to go!, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Less than a week to go!

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well this time next week I'll be on my way. I've had a really good weekend. Thank you to everyone who turned up to my party - it was good catching up with friends old and new, just sorry it's all over now, but I'm looking forward to going. I've just ...

Those pesky Romanians, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Those pesky Romanians

A travel blog entry by itsem

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With the Romanian embassy clutching onto our passports, and seemingly no chance of finding them anytime soon we ended up in Scotland. Having all taken two weeks off work and excitedly prepared ourselves for Romania, the embassy lost our passports. Its a ...

Goodbye Dundee and Sam. Back to the open road..., Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Goodbye Dundee and Sam. Back to the open road...

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... . I had heaps of laughs on the way down listening to 9 minutes of cartman quotes on paul's ipod. haha! We finally arrived in Edinburgh a few hours later and the weather was very chilly, but clear sky's again. Just like Dundee had been the last few ...

Edinburgh!!!!, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Edinburgh!!!!

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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... of wine pasta and pizza. Of course we managed to squeeze in a deep dried Mars bar on our way home!  Couldn't leave Edinburgh without that. It was incredible!  It sounds a little much but it was just lovely. Edinburgh was our favourite place so ...

Hidden pies within a fortress, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Hidden pies within a fortress

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... spent a couple of hours exploring the castle.  The top of the castle looks over the city and gives an awesome view of Edinburgh (being its highest point).  After exploring the castle it was such a nice day with blue skies, so we walked around ...

Back to Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

Back to Edinburgh

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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The First Step, Edinburgh, United Kingdom travel blog

The First Step

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well I've taken the first step in planning my journey. I've booked a trip with Russia Experience to go across Russia on the Trans Siberian Railway leaving at the beginning of June, only 10 weeks away now. I've also booked a trip with Intrepid around ...

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