A taste of home in a faraway land

Edinburgh Travel Blog

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Behind the castle where they filmed Monty Python and the Holy Grail is a very pretty river

After studying abroad for 5 months and then travelling around by myself for 9 days I met up with my mom in England for some travelling.  At that point I had not made it up to Scotland and I knew that I had to go.  Well it was perfect timing!  After being away from the States for that long I began to feel a little homesick and I knew that it was time for me to go home.  Unfortunately I was unable to enjoy the time with my mother as much as I would have if I was fresh off the plane in the new country.  Alas, I still had a wonderful time BECAUSE Scotland's landscape and coloring did remind me so much of where I grew up. 

Scotland seemed so very lush and green to me.  It was so full of life and movement that I couldn't help but feel happy and less homesick than when I was in London.  Everything was a little damp and soft.  I loved being out in nature and exporing all the lochs in the lower highlands.  Only one of these pictures is actually from Edinburgh, the rest are from a tour we took through the Lower Highlands.  My mom and I went on a Haggis bus for a day and it was a lot of fun!  We got to see much more of the area that if we were to just stay in Edinburgh.

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Behind the castle where they filme…
Behind the castle where they film…
Rushing river
Rushing river
a loch in Scotland as night is fal…
a loch in Scotland as night is fa…
Shore of the loch
Shore of the loch
City view from the castle
City view from the castle
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photo by: vances