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Today was incredible. Besides me hardly getting any sleep as this Palace (Yes the Dalkeith House is an 18th century palace) is an icebox, I had so much fun today. I had my first class and I have to say I was entirely interested the whole time, despite the fact that the class was 3 hours long. We had our first Scottish meal today for Burn's Night. …
For being January, Scotland is amazingly green and rather warm compared to Wisconsin; however, it did snow today and I am still frozen. The Dalkeith House is amazing! It's this old old house that I believe used to be a castle. It's huge! Yesterday we went into Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and had a tour where we saw the Mercat Cross among …
... no hiker, so it wasn't a blast for me I'm sorry - walking flat is my game - but we got to the castle, took some lovely pictures, and went inside.
The castle has the rather typical story of being built and rebuilt many many times and housing a lot of kings in times past. Really times past actually as it hasn't really housed anyone for some time. Still, the Scottish crown jewels are there and we took the full tour through every museum, the chapel, all the gift shops...I took ...
Craziest day in Europe so far! Today was interesting to say the least. We had a guest speaker in our class and he was amazing. So funny and so informative about how things work in Scotland. Later we went to Edinburgh looking for some clubs. Turns out the clubs don't get exciting until late and even at 1 am they aren't that great on a Wednesday night. So as we're about to get on our bus these Irish guys stop to talk ...
... for lunch. We found a Pub which suited our tastes. Paul order an entree of Haggis and I had some garlic cheese bread. I thought the Haggis was alright, but Paul really liked it and finished the plate. Paul then had a burger and I had a goats cheese salad. Both were delicious. Since we had enjoyed the first two courses so much we also order dessert. We shared a Caramel Apple Crumble and that too was yummy.
On full bellies we rolled down the rest of the Royal Mile to ...
The Dalkeith House is beautiful with a great location near Edinburgh, my only complaint is that my room is freezing. Other than that, so far so good :).
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