Edinburgh by evening

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St.Christopher's Inn and Belushi's Bar where I stayed

The bus arrived Edinburgh by late afternoon - we were tired, it was wet ,we were hungry... in a way, I'm really glad I'd get a day off here. I reckon I could do with the rest - wake up whenever I want, eat whatever, whenever and wherever I like, etc.

The hostel St.Christopher's Inn was a marvel. Literally right behind Waverley Station, right across Edinburgh Dungeon and the Tattoo office, and a road behind The Royal Mile, the location couldn't be more perfect. We all got into our rooms - my roommates for the day were Charlie, Russell and Phung's brother. The biggest pain point about this stupid hostel was the fact that there are no lifts and I had to carry all that baggage up the narrow staircase.

View from my hostel room, looking at Waverly Station

A quick late lunch of fish'n'chips, a hot shower and we were ready to hit the town. I've always maintained that if one wants to visit Edinburgh, then August is the time. The whole city is abuzz with youngsters and artists thanks to the FRINGE (more in t'row's report) and the city never seems to sleep. We wanted to see a play, so off we went to see some awful "Mary Poppins and the fall of Londinium". It was one of the worst plays I've ever seen in my life, and a bloody waste of time as well. Thank God I can't complain about money as it was some 4 GBP or so. Not much. The only saving grace was that we were a group of about 15 people and team outings are always fun, whichever way you look at it.

We finished that play, went for a quick drink of wine, and lovely Nutella+ crepes by the FRINGE venue.

Ready to watch a play on the FRINGE
Mike meanwhile found a mate of his who suggested that there was this standup comedian from Adelaide who was performing, and was worth a dekko. So we went to that, it started as late at 10pm but we enjoyed it. It lasted for an hour.

We all headed back to the hostel where we had a drink at Belushi's. Many were feeling tired (including myself). Some just glad that we had a spare day in Edinburgh, we all basically felt we needed a recharge so we called it an early night.

Before I slept that night, I looked out  of the window and saw St.Princess street. Two years ago, I never thought I'd visit this city ever again, well here I am! Fourth day into my backpacking trip and I couldn't believe how well it had all turned out!

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Ready to watch a play on the FRINGE
Ready to watch a play on the FRINGE
photo by: vances