Edinburgh, Scotland's Capitol
Trip Start Jun 19, 2012
14Trip End Jul 01, 2012
We checked into our hostel (nice and clean, with free Wi-fi) and then embarked out into the city. Once again luck was on our side as it began to rain and get cold and windy...
We grabbed some fish and chips and Scottish beer, then hiked up the Royal Mile to Edinburgh Castle, went into a few shops and then did a Scotch whiskey tour
For supper we decided to check out a Thai-Indian place, which turned out to be an excellent choice. We had lamb madras with a lentil side dish and "hot and sour" soup and spring rolls! The hot spicy food was just the recipe we needed to heartily brave the Scottish elements once again.
We walked to the other end of the Royal Mile (around dusk at 10pm!) where we saw the Scottish Parliament building, Arthur's Seat (an extinct volcano), and Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
On our way back to our room, we stopped for a couple of scotches and authentic Scottish music at a local pub named Whiski. Now it's off to bed for some rest before tomorrow's adventure to St. Andrews and Inverness.