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... mostly tiny little shops with a heap selling tartan and woollen products. At the top of the Royal Mile, the crowds are crazy and it is difficult moving forward, such are the numbers.
As we make our way down the Mile, the crowd dissipates somewhat and we get some breathing space so to speak. There are also a number of pubs as we make our way down the Mile. We go into the Royal Mile Tavern and Noel enjoys a straight whiskey, ...
... to be
On this last trip we visited
Culloden, the famous site of Scotland’s last stand and lost battle against the
British in 1746. The drastic measures undertaken following the defeat at
Culloden - massive killings and retributions, forbidding the wearing of tartans
and the speaking of Gaelic, deportations and seizure of traditional clan land
holdings – contributed to ...
... way back to our hotel. DOUG'S DIARY - Breakfast as usual, then up stairs to the Royal Mile with Doug complaining everyone of the 139 steps. We inspected St Giles Cathedral, a Church of Scotland establishment, an unusual place of worship for a Protestant church. Sent cards to the grand kids. Doug and Gwen walked while the others went on a so-called underground tour which demonstrated how large numbers of people once ...
... movies. But most importantly, we could both check email without fighting over one device!
Collapsible Bag: we had a small little carry bag/backpack thing that folds into almost nothing. Used so much! From shopping items to laundry to carrying snacks, etc. Must have!
Battery Run Razor: This was great for Brian to maintain his dapper appearance. On our last trip, we had no such thing and he had ...
... So we sat on the curb outside and ate our pizza. I have been carrying mace and a knife with us the whole journey, so I had my knife in one hand, pizza in the other, and the mace right beside me as we ate. After waiting a while the Indian man who runs the place arrived. He said as soon the the cleaners cleaned up the room of the indie band who we just saw leave, we could take their spot. Oh boy. The "Inn", which we are just referring to as a hostel, was pretty much ...