Arrival in Edinburgh

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A local pub

Finally! I was really looking forward to this trip. Scotland is a country with an immense attraction to me. It has beautiful old cities, a rough mountainous landscape and a cute and quirky culture. Especially the Highlands have a spiritual magnetism. It is the birthplace of brave warrior poets. The modern scotsmen see their past as filled with noble savages, and travelling through the Highlands purefies you to a mind of clean water and strong whiskey.

It was only a short trip. I was to stay in Edinburgh with a friend for a few days only and make a tour through the Highlands to the famous Loch Ness. We arrived in the evening at the day before. It was a very tense day because there was a big chance the whole trip would be cancelled.

White Knight. Not a succes :(
At the time there was another ash cloud on the way from Iceland and it was slowly drifting towards Scotland. The Icelandic volcano would continue to worry us for the next few days as we followed the news intensely.

Only when our airplane took off I could relax, and know that our trip had finally started! We might still be stranded on our return flight, but who cares? We were on an adventure. We arrived late in Edinburgh and it was already night. Some of the little pleasures of travelling greeted us on our way, such as foreign currency, foreign flags and people driving on the left side of the road. It�s the stuff that reminds you that you are travelling.

The hotel was a bit of a letdown (Edinburgh Hotel House, stay away from it unless they are going to renovate), so we went out to look for some nightlife. The city center was too far away for walking at the time and we ended up in a local pub where not many tourists come. That is the best way to visit a pub! Locals all around you with funny accents and drinking unknown ale! We tried one of the those unknown ales, the White Knight, but it was awful, hehehe. Better luck next time.

RJ82 says:
local pubs r the best.
Posted on: May 19, 2010
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A local pub
A local pub
White Knight. Not a succes :(
White Knight. Not a succes :(
Our room
Our room
Edinburgh
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