Where is the city?
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I arrived in Edinburgh yesterday and the entire city was caped in a dense fog. I could kind of see buildings, but where was this castle everyone told me about?
I ended up wandering aimlessly for the most part all day. I am sort of museumed-out at the moment, and I also had a good hang over from my last night in Stirling. I ended up meeting some locals at a pub and we hit up another club til late. Then I got back to the hostel and noticed I had a voicemail from my mother asking me to call her. Oh, no. It was 3 a.m. my time but still only about 9 p.m. at home, so I called and chatted with my mom and some sisters.
Anyway, so Edinburgh...it was too late in the day to check out the castle, so I walked up and down the Royal Mile, jumped into the Scotland Museum for a bit to read up on the Jacobites and other historical events that make Scotland what it is today. Eventually the fog lifted and there it was - Edinburgh Castle, huge and high up, overlooking the city. Snapped some photos. This is a city none like any I've seen!
Then I grabbed some dinner at the Potato Shop, recommended to me by a few people. Very delicious and a huge amount of food for the price.
I spent the evening stressing about the next few weeks. I realized I needed to get a game plan going soon, and more importantly, book my hostel in London.
But in the meantime, I should really try to enjoy Edinburgh while I'm here, so off to see this Castle. I've been waiting out the rain, but it's not looking like it intends to be done anytime soon. I hope tomorrow's weather will be better as I've booked a day long trip to Loch Ness/the Highlands/Glencoe.