sightseeing in edinburgh

Edinburgh Travel Blog

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i decided to rough it a bit and took the overnight bus (megabus) to edinburgh. i didnt expect much and survived the trip well...

you get what you pay for - but the few and unlogical breaks on the 9h trip make you feel like in a rolling prison... although the prison riot for a shopping break at 3am was successful and made everything a bit more enjoyable :-)

after the rough night without much sleep i arrived in edinburgh, paid for overpriced (3pounds!) luggage storage at st. andrews bus station and headed to princess street where i was immediately overwhelmed by the view. the castle, the old buildings and the whole structure of the city is gorgeous.

it was quiet in the morning although i arrived in the middle of festival season. banners & information huts everywhere, but not many tourists... probably still asleep. in the afternoon i decided to get some festival mood myself and watched a theatre show called "how to build a timemachine" - not yet knowing of the half price ticket booth i paid the full price of 8.50... which was like 4x of what the show was worth - but i took care for my culture conscience, something i neglected to often in the past

i strolled around until about 7 when i met my hospitalityclub.org host and headed to her place where i met some friendly italian backpackers that warned me about freezing weather in the highlands... thank god i only packed one jumper :) i fell asleep shortly after and woke up early in the morning preparing for the next 4 days. weather was good and so was my mood - i walked up the royal mile to meet my bus-companions for the next few days

 

Aditu says:
I've always wanted to go to Edinburgh during the festival but have always been to chicken to do just due to the mass of people, lol.
Posted on: Sep 23, 2006
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