Hanover House Hotel
Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... and then back again but me and Emma decided to hire some bikes and ride around the banks. This was definitely the better option, we have been meaning to hire bikes for a while and it was an awesome idea to do it here. The scenery was amazing and we got plenty of photos (starting to really figure out how to get the best out of the new camera).
On the way to Stirling Castle we stopped to meet Hamish, Heather and Honey who are the ...
... the years. It was amazing to see, however, we were not allowed to take photographs. Of particular interest was the jewels that were a gift from the Indian government. The stones were huge, some about 2 inches square.
It was four o’clock by the time we had seen the palace and the gallery, so we wandered back to another art gallery that we wanted to see. I stopped off at another Christmas shop to get some more things, while ...
... as i was near the
Honda dealer where I bought my wonderful Transalp from I decided to take it into
them and tell them about the noise in the tank. However the mechanics were all
out on lunch and so it means I will have to return another time.
Through the city and finally on my normal road home from work and at last
into my driveway!!! Home sweet home!! Me and my Transalp had done yet another
long distance journey of the world.
I was ...
... her script in the warmth of their heating. We also ended up dining in the crooked little street that was apparently the inspiration for Diagon Alley, the street where Harry goes to buy his wands etc and we saw George Heriot’s school which was the inspiration for the Hogwarts School. Apart from the cold, it was a great way to learn more about this significant part of the city.
We headed home for a bit and to Sainsbury’s to buy ...
We took a train up from London to Edinburgh during the Edinburgh festival. The Edinburgh festival is really about 12 festivals going on at the same time, but for us it mostly meant the Fringe comedy festival, and the free versions of that festival that have spun off.
After a day of being mostly lost, we settled into somewhat of a routine -- buy tickets for a few full-price shows we really wanted to see, visit the half price tent in the morning ...