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... Scotland. It continued to rain lightly on and off while we were on the open top bus. We got off and had lunch at Jenner’s, the UK’s oldest department store. There was a grocery store just across the street where we were able to pick up a few things (beer, wine and chocolate!) to take back with us. It was raining harder, so we just took the HOHO bus back to the stop nearest the shuttle bus pick-up. We caught the 3:00 PM ...
... they are viewed like a bad Monet painting; beautiful anyway, because of who spawned it.
I later pinky swore with Regina that one day I would come back to Edinburgh for the Fringe, so I didn't feel too horrible about leaving her and Edinburgh behind me. For now, it was on to a small town called Stirling, just a few miles up the road, to have a poke around for a couple of days before I headed to the Isle of Skye where the seat of my ancestors, the Macleod's still live to this ...
... such as Venice, a 500 yr old street directory would have moved you around 'Old Edinburgh' quite well. The place is just dripping with history and moving through these narrow streets is an eerie experience.We took one of the guided tours on offer - you wouldn't believe it - the guide turned out to be a young smarty-pants American kid - very knowlegeable - but didn't provide a very 'Scottish' experience. Edinburgh Castle - just amazing.
The gods ...
... in the heart of Scotland. Stirling Castle which sits atop the city is magnificent and used by the Stewart kings and queens throughout the 1500's. At that time, every evening at 10pm someone from the castle would shout "watch out water" and threw out the castle's waste and garbage to the town below. It was up to the street-cleaners the following morning to clean the streets...if it was raining the refuse just ran through the streets. Two important battles ...
Bus Tour Day #2
On the second day of our bus tour, many people were hurting from Scottish libations. We, being the responsible people we are, were not feeling the effects of too much Scottish Whisky or Beer. We boarded the bus at 8:30am and spent the morning touring the beautiful Isle of Skye, where every bend seemed too be more beautiful than the last. We were fortunate that Lord Elvin was happy with our tour group and the sun ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWest End Apartments Edinburgh
What could be a beautiful place is let down by a number of small things that are missing or never thought of. This apartment is very modern and a number of the fixtures are expensive but :-
- Shower drain was blocked, the trap had never been cleaned since new. We could have been flooded out.
- No soap dish in the shower
- Stacks of stuff missing from the kitchen.
- no elevator from underground car park,
- large parts of the complex still a construction site.
I gather this place has been open for 12mnths but the building has never been finished.
Modern appointments - fridge, dishwasher, washer
LCD TV & DVD player - with 40+ channels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.