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I had set aside today to make use of the bus tours around Edinburgh. As I only has a short time to look around, and no specific sights in mind, it seemed the best option. As it turned out, it was a very good idea.
I hopped on the bus outside the University and headed into town. A short walk from the stop on Princes St put me at St Andrew …
My first full day in Edinburgh began with a long sleep-in, but I still had plenty of time to do what I wanted to do for the day.
On my bus trip into the city the previous evening, I had noticed a few shops along the way that I really wanted to check out, so I decided to simply walk from the University into the city. The shop that I really …
***This blog post was delayed due to the events of the day, as you shall see below***
I woke up early with the intent of getting to the train station over the road and getting onto the train to Edinburgh as early as possible, so that I would have time to settle into my new hotel room before I would have to head out to attend the Tattoo at …
... that might make you believe that you were in the 21st century. This is the perfect day to visit a castle in the capital of Scotland. The history is great. They have a display here of the flag that one the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards took from Napoleon at the battle at Waterloo on June 18, 1815. From the castle they sound a cannon 6 days a week (not Sunday) at 1:00pm. The tradition began in 1861 to provide ships in the area with an audible time signal. This helped ...
... to Scotland. However, you may remember that
pesky train strike a few blogs back. The one that almost ruined my trip to
Amboise? The strikers hadn't returned to work, and I was worried about how I
would get to the airport. Friday morning arrived with the news that my train
from Tours to Charles de Gaulle airport had been cancelled.
Well, of course.
Thankfully, I found a seat on a different train,
but not to the airport ...