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Kelly and Rachael stayed out and when they got home I was very drunk and talking jibberish, I introduced them to my Dragon voice and nano bots..... enough said (if you want any further details you can ask them).
31/12/13 - New years Eve HOGMONAY!
We had another delicious (note sarcasm) breaky at the hostel. Today's plan was to explore the city with the least amount of walking as possible cause Kates ankle was huge!!!! She woke up at ...
... was Tyson (also from Perth) who we went to the cricket with and had also travelled to Edinburgh so we had a few things planned with him for the week.
On Wednesday morning we did a walking tour of Edinburgh. It went for nearly 3 hours but there was lots of interesting things the guide talked about such as where the Edinburgh Tattoo originated from, the history of Scotland and England which mainly involved many years of war and a few of Edinburgh's most famous ...
... fireplace and suits of amour, then in the Royal Suites as well as seeing the Scottish Crown Jewels. The real ones. The Crown, the Scepter, the Coronation Sword and some of the magnificent necklaces and jewellery. Wow. The door to this room was a 6 inch thick vault door, so we knew we were looking at the real thing!!
Sadly no photography was allowed in here but we both took so many photos it didn't really matter! It really was just amazing. To see and touch something so old, ...
... We were all going to find a couple of cool spots (perhaps the cliff near Arthur's Seat) to watch them, but we had a perfectly good view from the house, so we stayed in. The fireworks went on and off for about an hour.
I am realizing that we saw way too much in Edinburgh to mention everything. However, I think I covered the big ones, except a few particularly interesting things that I will let Jess explain. Stay tuned for part two.
... Scott Monument. I guess the Scotts were ahead of their time. The monument resembled a rocket. We stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe to get my first pint of the trip. Dinner was at Fishers in the City. I got the salmon chowder, whole seabass en papillote, stuffed with chorizo, red onion & cherry tomatoes. It was excellent. The Cardamom custard tart with poached pears was the perfect dessert to end the meal. A good start to the trip!