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Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
We head for Edinburgh. First stop is Rosslyn Chapel about 15
minutes out of the city. The Scottish people believe this is one of their most beautiful churches. Rosslyn Chapel, formally known as the
Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, was founded on a small hill above
Roslin Glen as a Catholic collegiate church in the mid-15th century. The
chapel took some 40 years to complete and its ornate stonework and
mysterious symbolism have inspired - ...
... fell into place. I am going with Intrepid (who I have travelled with before) and the Tour is a maximum of 10 people and is described as Exploration / Comfort. In otherwords 'glamping', which is absolutely where I am resonating these days. A taste of the streets and the true India, but with comfort and retreat at the end of the day.
The big inspiration for me however is trying to pack to about 10kg ...all my ...
... again a masterful display of architecture and stone carving. Having no pounds left on us I unfortunately wasn't able to make the trek up to the top of the monument to look out but that's okay. We'd get a great view of the city from the top of Calton Hill. On our way to Calton Hill, Kara needed to go to the bathroom and this is still a point of great contention for her as we went into a mall and you literally had to pay 20 pence to get into the bathroom! ...
... wear us out as she is highly organized and motivated to squeeze in 3 day’s activities into one. She can run rings around me and I don’t think I’m much of a slouch!
That’s it for now dear friends. I know I’m in the home stretch of my Scottish Adventure. I don’t want it to end but know that the next six weeks will continue to be memorable.
Till the next time, ta ta for the noo.
... behind it was an enjoyable ride. We called into the town centre to buy some lunch, but it wasn't a very nice place so carried on to Callendar House and Park for a look, all free again. Jim wanted to call into Blackness Castle, right on the Firth of Forth. It was so windy we could hardly open the car door. Luckily it was closing in 30 minutes so we couldn't have a look - I was quite tired after a long day being a tourist so was pleased to get back to camp.