Edinburgh Minto Hotel
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... instead of regular military measures, to keep it peaceful for the royal family while on holiday. I love the fact that the crew did not have to wear their standard issue and uniformed mandatory hats during duty on the ship..this was so that the royals or guests would not have to salute them each time they passed. Such formalities, however it seems that it would have been an honor and pleasure to have been staffed on the Royal Britannia until it recently retired ...
... We saw the old town, new town, and the different phases of how the city was built. Eventually we ended up at Holyrood Palace. Finally, a place where Vicky could be with her kind- the royals. (But really, with a name like Victoria Elizabeth- I'm not part of the UK royal family??) Vicky really enjoyed going through the palace, seeing where Mary I, Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the royals reside occasionally whenever ...
... say trousers. When I ask for cash at a store if I say "cash out" they look at me like I am speaking gibberish. I have to say "cash back". What we call a "dairy" is called an "offy" (dairy that sells alcohol). They are not always located on the corner of the street.
In addition I have to learn their language. My introduction to Scotland included a big night in a place called Whitburn (BRONX OF GLASGOW) in a huge pub (LOCAL RSA). It is hard to understand ...
... buzzing around, whisky (yes, I did spell that right!), kilts, and
interesting things to see. There are monuments, cemeteries, and churches
I arrived at the hostel before Laura and Andrew.
I paid for my bed and packed my stuff away.
If you have never stayed in a hostel, allow me
to elaborate. Hostels are basically college dorms with rooms housing more than
two students. The room I booked for Andrew, Laura, ...
... to come I can think back on and at least smile, if not - actually break out into laughter.
We did a lot in Scotland! I have yet to mention the rugby match we went to! Before meeting Nick, I didn't know a thing about rugby. Four months after seeing my first game, it's safe to say I know enough about the game to follow it. I am glad i know about it though! It is an exciting game to watch. Especially live! Before getting to Murrayfield Stadium ...