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Went to the National Museum, again, this time early in the morning. Well, it still took us all day, and even worse, Kat and i lost each other, and so she went back to the hostel early thinking that i would as well. But i didnt, i stayed at the museum all day long. This was a mistake. The museum gives free tours. They have several to choose from, including a long intensive tour and a short brief, highlight tour. This is the way to go. The tour guide takes you to all the best features of the museum and tells you about it, so no reading. Dont get me wrong i can read, it is just if you tried to read everything in that museum, which is what i did, it would take you all day and then some, plus eye strain. After the highlight tour, which i believe lasts 1 hour, you can go back and spend more time in the areas that interested you.
The museum traces Scottish history from geological times until present day. They have a really cool Japan and Egypt room. Also, there is a giant room filled with interactive games and displays, that the kids really seemed to enjoy.
After the museum, i found Kat at the hostel and we went for dinner. We decided on Albanach Scottish Pub for appetizers and drinks. We had a delicious breaded brie for 8 quid, and i had a Belhaven Best, which is the Scottish version of a stout. Then across the street for the main course at Bay of Bengal Indian Restaurant. We split an entree and naan bread and each had some wine for 24 pound. Which i think is pretty expensive considering we split everything. But it was worth it, the food was excellent. After dinner we had a night cap at World's End Pub. It was a quaint little pub, which probably has existed longer than my country has, very cool.