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... in Edinburgh, our taxi driver took us as far as she could toward our hotel, the Inn on the Mile. Because it's in the most touristy, pedestrians-only area of town, she couldn't drive us all the way, so dropped us off (yes, with Big Bertha) and told us to go UP the hill. We were battling crowds and trying to read street numbers. There was a huge line of folks waiting to buy tickets for what we found out was the ...
... 160; A series of lanes and alleyways grew out of this long street, falling away to either side – these are the 'wynds’ or ‘closes’ where Old Town folk made their residences. <b>Who was Mary King?</b> Closes were named after the most prominent citizen or the most commonly found business to be on the close. Documents show that Mary King was a prominent businesswoman in the 1630’s. At that time she was a widow and ...
... Barcelona - Villarreal match before making our way towards the princes gardens to watch a fireworks show fired from Edinburgh castle to the backing of a symphony orchestra. Impressive to say the least. Our last full day in Edinburgh and we kept it relatively quiet. We spent a few hours in camera obscura a funny mirrors and fun things place and went out to our favourite pub on the mile 'the royal mile tavern' for a few ginger beers and a listen to some live music. Tomorrow ...
... brunch at Oink, pulled pork sandwich cafe. Delicious. Then we stopped in at the People's Story Museum, which was interesting and most importantly free. Not something worth paying for. We then headed to The Real Mary King's Close, a tourist trap of the underground city in Edinburgh. While I say it's a tourist trap, but it was fun and very well presented, and you got to see some authentic housing and working conditions of the past.
I won't be doing a ...
... before our walking ghost tour! We hadn't
walked enough, and thought we needed to get in a few more hours, apparently.
The ghost tour wasn't as much fun, and we ended
up abandoning the group at Jacob's Ladder, which was a set of stairs that was
worse than the name makes it sound. We did enjoy hearing about the three shames
of Scotland, though, which are the Nelson Monument, the unfinished Acropolis,
and the ...