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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... 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 ...
... the town I decide to pull over and put on a few extra layers and there opposite is a sign saying "coffee shop open".
Over the road I go and in through some large gates and up a long private drive which seems to go on forever. Finally after passing through a golf course and a few nice gardens etc I arrive at this coffee shop where a grand cuppa was to be had.
After a nice chat with the friendly staff I added a few more layers and continued my trip to ...
We took a train today to Edinburgh and took a bus tour through the city. It was raining most of the morning, but we stopped at the Edinburg Castle saw the Scottish Sword and Crown from when their monarchy was separate from the UK. Alex and Katie both picked up kilts in Stewart plaid, and then we headed back to our apartment in Glasgow. ...
... It dates back to 1360. Among the various Scottish specialties we had for dinner we all had to try Haggis Nachos, which we found out later were sheep's intestines. Tasty but glad we found out after we ate them!
Some Scottish terms or pronunciations - sqwell (squirrel), tall (toll), wiggly (twisty), tracks (trail), bracken (ferns), ere (air), pairfect (perfect), paste (pest), Eddinburra (Edinburgh), loch (lake), Meddi (Mary), winded (wounded), bluie ...
... am sure there will be an alcohol free day soon !!! And for those of you that don't know Morgans is a spiced rum that you cannot get in Oz! Mixed with ginger beer or dry ginger ale it's very yummy!
Sometimes too yummy.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning to dance in the rain!
Best I go buy some wellies then eh!
Love Janet xx