London to Scotland
Edinburgh Travel Blog› entry 3 of 9 › view all entries
October 11th, 2007 – by: anabran
First of all I love London. I don't know why specifically, but I do. John and I both took an afternoon to hang out on our own. John walked from the National Gallery back to Kensington to our hotel. He took photos and got to see a part of the city he has never seen before. Later that night we both went to the Belgravia area. WOW! The homes are beautiful and the area is very posh. I of course when shopping with my time after we left the National Gallery. I headed down to Covent Garden.
We went to Camden market one day too. Crazy, it reminds me with Haight street, but even bigger and more crowded. One area has a ton of food stalls. Every cuisine from every part of the world (Argentina beef, North Africia rice dishes, Indian and even Mexican(???)). It was fun to walk around. I couldn't eat the food. I know I should be more adventurous, but I fear random food from questionable places, plus one girl wiped her nose and kept on serving (GROSS!).
We stayed at an amazing hotel in London (thank you amex points). Our hotel was in Kensington on Gloucester Road. We really enojoyed the area great bakeries, right next to the tube stop and a wonderful cafe. The best part was our king size bed. It was huge and we have been missing it here in Edinburgh, but we will live. We took the train on Tuesday afternoon to Edinburgh. The train ride was a great adventure. The English countryside was beautiful very green, lots of sheep and cows and quite a few nuclear power plants (we saw at least 5).
Here in Edinburgh we went to the Castle and saw the honors of Scotland (the crown jewels). It was a little cheesy, but we had to see them since we were at the castle.
Tomorrow we fly to Amsterdam and we will be there for a week. So stay tuned for the next installment.
The pictures are mine so don't be too disappointed. If we post John's pictures to the blog Travbuddy can use the pictures without his consent, so be gentle with my amateurish and lame photos.
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