Travel Blogs from Edinburgh
... we did a tour seeing how the stuff is made ... was sort of like a ghost tour ride, as we were in a little capsule which was on tracks, taking us from room to room .... we then got a scratch and sniff wheel, with the scents representing the scotch whiskies from the 4 main districts, I.e. highlands, low lands ..... well the highlands smelt like vanilla ..... but when it came to tasting the stuff ... I can tell you there was no vanilla in my dram ...
... After the show we headed back to the B&B to grab our luggage and go back to the train station to head to Glasgow.
The train to Glasgow only took about 45 minutes, and after getting a taxi to our Ibis Budget Hotel and checking in we decided to go for a wander and find some dinner. There was a Burger King just next to the hotel, so after checking out the other close options, we decided on the cheap and quick food the BK has to offer. Unfortunately, we were mistaken ...
... actually took some of the enjoyment out of the amazingly preserved place, but it was overall an amazing tour.
Afterwards, we headed to Deacon Brodie’s Tavern and told some stories over a pint. David and I tackled the story of Jekyll and Hyde, and Tamara and Felix regaled us with adventures of Deacon Brodie’s ...
... It was very delicious- we choose a little of everything type meal and really enjoyed it. When at an Italian restaurant, you of course have some Italian wine, and this is what started us off on a night out.
We made our way to a small local pub, and talked with the bartender about "hot totties" which we had been told were a traditional drink made with whisky. He made one up for us to try, as well as a couple of variations. Traditionally, they are whisky, hot water, ...
... little over two months. Temping here and there for a week at a time or a day at a time but really nothing too exciting. I thought I might have something locked in for another few months but that wasn't to be as my accent apparently was not going to work for them. Tu Meke Brah. Jason said the good thing about me not working is his laundry gets done so I guess there is a good side to everything.
In turn, we are trying to do activities which don't require much ...
Other places to stay in Edinburgh
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Haymarket, Edinburgh | 3 star inn
- Great hotel/and plenty hot water
- Great old house atmosphere
- Staff friendly and water hot
Leith, Edinburgh | 3 star innfrom $100
Blackford, Edinburgh | 4 star innfrom $86
- Not Recommended
- A lovely place to stay!
- Joyful stay at the Ben Doran
Liberton, Edinburgh | Innfrom $76
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