I took this... hence why it's not centered.
We get on the train from King's Cross, which by the way I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. So just being in the train station was exciting for me, and of course I went to platform 9 and 10. I wish I had gottn a photo of me leaning against the column, on one side it says 9 and the other says 10. Anywho we get on and find some seats that aren't reserved and we end up sitting next to these teenaged girls who are actually quite annoying but I could overlook it because they had cute British accents. Anywho, it takes about 5 hours to get there. So we finally get off at our stop Edinburgh, Scotland. Immediatly we see a tradtionally dressed scotsman in his kilt and natrually hold a bagpipe. I thank God that he wasn't playing it because they are quite loud and in the confined area it would have echoed forever.
fields of daffodils
.. FOREVER! We go to the information desk to try to find where our hotel is... and I'm standing with our backpacks which weigh more than I do.. which is saying something, and about 6 men come by and they are HAMMERED drunk. I forgot how wonderful the Scottish accent sounds, because dispite them being drunk and hitting on me as they passed I still just loved hearing them talk. Just being there and listening to the people, after the drunks walked far enough to where they weren't the only thing I could hear, I heard some high school girls talking about how hot "Liam" is and how she was mad that he didn't call her, and I heard a young boy asking his mom if he could have some sweets. I know this may sound boring but being in the bustle of the train station and listening to them talk was so fun for me.
me = nerd
I love hearing different accents and the Scots sound like they sing. It's beautiful. I want to raise kids there so they have that scottish accent. We found our hotel after about an hour of walking with backpacks that weighed a good 50lbs plus an evtra bookbag to put maps and trinkets in adding another 10lbs... needless to say it got heavy quite quickly. We did some sight seeing, but mostly we just walked around and enjoyed the land. Dafodils grow like weeds over there. Just feilds and feilds of daffodils, they grow throw bushes, in the pansys, I was surprised not to see them growing between the cracks of the sidewalks. They have some castles you can tour but it was really expensive and I look back now and wish we hadn't been so frugle but you live and learn and next time we go I will spare no expense.
By the way you can't get fish and chips like you can in the UK. de-lish.