Goodbye Scotland, but not for long!
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I never slept well that night. I don't know why, surprisingly I was the only one in the room but I just couldn't sleep. I got up at 7am, called up Haggis and said I'm not going on the return bus back to London. I slept again, woke up at 10am and kept my luggage at the locker. I headed out after breakfast, and posted some stuff back to my Dallas address. I went to Waverley to buy my ticket to London. F*%#!! 89 GBP!
From there, did some general window shopping and headed around town for some shots of the National Gallery.
After lunch at Belushi's, I went back to......... Calton Hill. I was hoping I'd spend a short time here but ended up meeting a bunch of sweet Jap girls and was helping them out with things to do in Scotland.
There I was imagining this lovely depature from Scotland but the trian was so crowded I was hunting for a good seat, and after 30 minutes of relentless pursuit, I found one. I was just so tired I dozed off. By the time I woke up, we were somewhere near York I believe!
I reached London that evening, getting ready for my parents' arrival the next day (Please ready my London'05 travelogue for more information) and couldn't believe I was nearly done with 2 weeks of backpacking. I had the best time ever, I was just hitting my head thinking why didn't I think of doing this earlier!
As far Scotland goes, it felt like going to an old mate's house. That's how I always feel everytime I go there. I got to see Edinburgh, the Tattoo, the FRINGE, Vaiji and family along with new sights like Skye, Culzhean Castle, etc. I just felt fortunate. I thanked God as I slept that night in the wonderful Kings Cross YHA and prayed that my next fortnight would be as good as the first!
Thanks for reading this travelogue. I am almost 9 months late on this, and I am surprised I remember everything so well but I s'pose that's Scotland for you... even the tiniest detail is tough to forget!