Castle Park Guest House
Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... it was the shock of our hotel experience which led us astray? The lovely lass who checked us in told us we'd been upgraded which we are always happy to accept! She told us not to be freaked out when we went in there and that all of the rooms were ours exclusively. We kind of shrugged it off not really knowing what she meant. Thankfully there was a hotel worker to carry up our bags to the third floor... all 71 stairs to the top and he did so carrying both 16 ...
I don't want to be hasty, but I think I will start this blog with a Jess quote. "I know we have lots of places left to see, but I think Edinburgh could be my favourite." Ryan - "come now Jess, even better then Berlin?" Jess - "ya, it might be." Edinburgh has a lot going for it. First of all, it is built beside an ancient volcano, it is full of amazing buildings, it has great atmosphere, and it is the birthplace of Harry Potter. To say that it is ...
... moment as the entire length of it is being dug up for the installation of tram lines, with all the attendant machinery noise.
The Royal Mile, the name given to the streets running down from the Castle, no longer has interesting little shops but is lined with shops selling nothing but tacky tartan tourist souvenirs. We had lunch in an over-priced cafe, sat outside on the footpath and ...
... home so we had extra to eat on the train. I came home but mom and Loni went to the mall to try and grab something to bring home, but it wasn't open, instead they did in fact find my loch ness monster hat and bought it for me. Now I'm happy.
As you probably figured out, I didn't go out to see Calum as he was at a family dinner, maybe we'll catch up again in Bristol.
We came back home and then Skyped dad. He's well, although he's baffled by my taxes (darn ...
... joined us but he just
took snaps and looked rather sheepish.
After refreshing ourselves
with the interesting experience of being bait for fish we tested our
new found softness for a walk up Carlton Hill. This was where they used
to execute criminals and now offers stunning views of Edinburgh and a
few interesting monuments. Well the views were as good as we though and
you could wander round with unrestricted views of the city. There was ...