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We started our day on the red hop on hop off bus, just to get our bearings. Touring the city was enjoyable. We spent the afternoon at Edinburgh castle and then wondered down to the city for dinner. Friday morning we went to Holyrood House, the home ...
... get some big coins instead. When we leave with money on the table, it implies we want to give it to you, but not before that. We haven't had anybody not even bring change before. As NZers we're not heavily into tipping, especially automatically, and the guy might have had an American accent, so we could be from opposite ends of the tipping spectrum. Was it just a culture clash? Or is this the Scottish way? Surely the Scots aren't big tippers ...? What just happened here?
... scenic at the best of times, so our abrupt debouchment into the middle of the Royal Mile takes even me by surprise. The old grand buildings look particularly imposing with their spires disappearing into the cloud, and the spiders' lairs they contain, sorry, that should read shops, look as menacing as they in fact can be to the tourist unwary enough to get trapped in them. We eventually allow ourselves to be enticed into a coffee shop with espresso and ...
... and found out where a few things are! That night we went out for dinner (thanks guys!) with Oana.
Well today is Referendum Day. Much hype from both the Yes and No sides. Mainly the Yes guys are out there. Me - I'm going for No. I do have the right to vote here but didn't wish to. I don't know who will get the vote. I guess we'll all know tomorrow morning.
Love to all.
... were built from the 12th century. The buildings are some of the earliest high rise buildings. It is a bit hard to describe how it looks, but there is a lot of character in this part of town. I have walked around for hours just looking. I'll make sure to add a lot of photos. As the population grew within the old town, many were reluctant to live outside the town wall so they built up. At one point there were 80,000 people living within the old town. ...