Edinburgh Travel Blog› entry 5 of 7 › view all entries
We briefly went to Manchester to drop off my luggage only to leave for Edinburgh the next day (Monday). I really just wanted to stay put for a while and set up my bedroom and organise everything out of my case and into a set spot...but nope - away we go. On one hand it was really exciting to be going somewhere else to travel but at the same time I was really eating into my Aussie savings and wanted to find a job and start earning British pounds, and to settle my bank account and transfer money over, get started on applying for a National Insurance number etc, all the things to settle into English life really.
We arrived in Edinburgh and found Castle rock hotel pretty easily... i'll admit we had to ask directions - but when we did we were pretty much told to "look across the road" lol in the nicest way possible. The hostel was right in front of Edinburgh Castle. Edinburgh was amazing and the old architecture was beautiful!! If it wasnt so goddamn cold I honestly think it is somewhere that I could live. We were however in a pretty touristy area which I wouldnt like if i lived there, but hey, its gorgeous. We were told the temperature for october this year were extremely cold.
We met up with Shell's friend Terri who she met on her European contiki tour at the beginning of this year and had dinner with her at the last drop. With our accommodation at Castle rock we got discounts at certain places and the Last drop was one of them. We expected a pound - if that off our meals but we got each meal for HALF PRICE!!..woo!! The staff were awesome too - i must have "take the piss out of me" written on my forehead because thats all i got for i few weeks straight by strangers!! lol it was fun.
We did a walking tour of Edinburgh on the Tuesday and learnt a whooooooole lot of information from the history of the song "You take the highh road and ill take the low...something something something... loch loooomooond" its really sad =( to walking past the window J.K Rawling came up with the idea or wrote about Harry Potter and the building that gave her the idea for the school in the books, to the Graveyard where the little dog waited by his owners grave everyday until he himself died - where apparently the most haunted place in Edinburgh is - i didnt see or hear or feel anything though, grr.