Another exciting day in Edinburgh!
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October 25th, 2006 – by: Maureenie
First stop: Edinburgh Castle. Jessica was nice enough to take the day off school to take us up here. After climbing up the windy, cobblestone streets, we reached the castle. We took a guided tour, but I didn't really pay attention because it was too much trouble to listen through the guide's thick Scottish accent. The castle was beautiful, and much different than any castle I'd seen before. As I mentioned, everything here is much darker. And the views from inside were fantastic! We spent a good amount of time wandering in and out of the museums inside the castle, and even attended a little show that was supposed to be about ghost lore.
After the castle we walked down to St. Gils' (or was it Giles'?) Church, and looked around inside, and some other supposedly famous sights that I don't remember. Ha. I think at this point we were so wrapped up in conversation about all the cultural differences we'd been experiencing that we kind of lost our agenda.
Inspired by Scotland, Aysha and I suggested that we rent Braveheart to watch while we were there. No one else in the flat had seen it, so we planned a trip to rent it after we took Jessica out for dinner. We ate at a lovely Indian restaurant where I once again tested my unfortunate inability to eat spicy food. Man, I don't know how you guys all do it. Going to find Braveheart after this was kind of an adventure... I have yet to speak about Scottish weather.
Braveheart was pretty good, but I couldn't help but laugh that here were eight girls eating chocolate and watching all these guys slice each other's heads off. The movie was way more romantic than I thought... in a weird way... I cried a little bit... but I guess that's not saying much... It was sweet actually seeing it in Scotland though. I also had to read Macbeth this weekend for Shakespeare class, and I think there's probably no better place to do it!
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