Dorstan Guest House
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We started our 2 weeks in Edinburgh. We took a Ryan Air flight to Edinburgh from Dublin for 17 euros (about 25$) each one way, and 25 euros for the 1 piece of checked luggage! It was definitely a low budget experience (a free for all to ensure you got on with your carry on and very squatty seats.
This was an historic time to be visiting …
... there for a bit in the evening, though another early night.
And another early morning! While I had planned on getting to the trade fair (everything was free) early, the allure of talking to people back home and showering was overwhelmingly better. The line was way too long once I got there, so went to a bargain store instead to look for some stationery and other bits and pieces I couldn't bring with me.
The highlight of Monday was definitely knitting night. The people ...
... some advertising but no advertising is allowed above this. The buildings therefore,look neat and tidy with no garrish advertising. Above their doorways they sometimes have symbols of their wares. Edinburgh reminds me of Newcastle, with the development on the hill area(mind you newcastle doesn't have a castle, just Christ Church Cathedral). Along the dockside there's development as in Newcastle, and now an upmarket area(Leith). In the Old Town between shops, there ...
... started walking back down. At the bottom, we
were done. We were ready to take the paved road back around the bottom of the
mountain to the parking lot. But we met some English hippies who said, go on!
Go up to the top! It's not that bad!
We were glad we did it, though. I took a lot of
pictures, because I was pretty sure Dad wouldn't believe we had made it to the
top. But we did, and so did a ...
... who John hasn't known who they were. John does have the photo but they are going to photocopy it, write names on it and then email it to us. Frank finished early and we went up to the McKinnon Mills for a light lunch. They've been so good to us and keep saying they wish we could have stayed longer. It would have been nice but they also have a lot going on in their lives just now with some family and friends illnesses. Then off ...