Two Nights of Magic
Trip Start Jun 02, 2010
46Trip End Oct 03, 2010
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To be quite honest I can't remember the name of really any of the pubs we went to. I was so distracted by the awesome time I was having with A-team, Kielbasa, and Lemon. These are all code names to protect the identity of those involved. You may be seeing a lot of code names over the next few months. Just a heads up.
Anyway, the four of us, having hit it off the previous night, decided to all go on this pub crawl together
The first pub we went to had £2 Jager bombs. But that wasn't all that we got. No, we got a show. They lined all of the glasses (filled with Red Bull) up and then put the shots of Jager along the tops. They pushed one over and then it was like dominoes all the way down the line as the Jager shots fell into the glasses. I will try to get the video up for you all to see as soon as possible. Then the DJ started playing some mad techno music. And, as always, I felt like dancing. So I did. Kielbasa and A-team soon joined in and before we knew it the attention of the whole bar was on us. Mostly on me since I have some killer moves (those who have seen me dance know this to be fact). Even the DJ said "I'm sorry, but I just have to point out the 'sexy' dancing that is going on in this corner." He pointed to me as he said this. So, yes, I made a spectacle of myself and had fun doing it.
We moved on to another bar, and then another bar, and then another. We met some really great people including a few Aussies, a few English guys, and Americans. We ended up at this club, which I can't remember the name of. Naturally we continued the dance party for another couple of hours and even got some random strangers to join in on the magic. All in all it was one of the funnest nights of my life, made even better by the people I was with. I would recommend to ANYONE to go on the New Europe pub crawl. It is associated with that free tour we took, and if you mention your tour guides name, you get a £ off. Do it! You won't regret it.
So, if you thought the awesomeness ended there, you would be wrong. We had had so much fun the first night that the four of us decided to go on another pub crawl the next night. This one was free and was sponsored by our Hostel. Unfortunately, due to some unforeseeable mishap with a summer program, Lemon couldn't go. However, A-team, Kielbasa and I all went. I admit, it wasn't as pumped up as the previous one, so we left for a little while. But we did join back up with them at the Globe. Why? Because we had heard from our Italian friend, Ricaaaaardo (you must elongate the A) that there was Karaoke at this pub on Thursday nights. Yes, you heard right, Karaoke. And we all know that Kia can't resist Karaoke.
So we went, I sang Proud Mary, all was good. However, it wasn't until Queen's "We are the Champions" was being sung to that I FINALLY got noticed. This is what happened: Everyone was singing very loudly, and mostly off key, to "We are the Champions". Well, one of the guys with the microphone was going around having people sing into it. So when he got to me, I thought it would be fun to sing out Opera style. When I did he got this shocked look on his face and thrust the mic into my hands. So, I ended up finishing the song opera style and got the attention of the entire bar. I also received multiple high fives and a bunch of "Holy sh**!" Even the Karaoke host started bowing in front of me. I'm not going to lie, it was pretty terrific.
We finished the night off by going to this club called SIN. It was pretty cool, all decked out in laser lights and techno remixes of popular songs. And the dancing was pretty sweet too. I picked up some new moves from that place
All in all my time in Edinburgh was great. I made two new friends. It's funny, we all grew so close in such a short time that people kept asking if we had all come together. Great times. The city is absolutely amazing and there is so much you can do on a small budget. I would recommend heading to the Children's Museum along the Royal Mile. It is free, but very interesting. Even if the room with all the dolls is a bit creepy. As for food, you can't go wrong with Haymarket Street. All the pubs along there serve great meals that are still reasonably priced. And if you're really feeling desperate hit up a Subway for their daily "Sub of the Week" special (only £2 for a 6"!)
Oh, and everyone should go on a pub crawl at least once. It is a wonderful way to see the town and meet amazing people!
Pretty much just go to Edinburgh!!