The occasion: My sisters birthday.
The problem: My sister has decided to stay a little longer in Milan (could you blame her?), where she has been for the past week or so.
The solution: Take the trip up to Edinburgh anyway with my mum. There’s no chance we will let the tickets go to waste- now more than ever- the most exciting month for Edinburgh.
Train journey: 9/10. Purely down to the coastal views and my lack of train journeys, I know this is somewhat generous. Comparing to rail journeys in the UK the views are top notch, hugging the coastline all the way until we reach the historical buildings of Edinburgh. I have fell in love with this route from Newcastle, the place I call home and Edinburgh, my mothers home city.
I know there are train journeys out there that will blow my mind, if you have ever had such a journey, let me hear of it.
I went to Edinburgh and had Thai food. Served above currency from around the world and a pane of glass. I hear so many accents from around the world in Edinburgh and love it. It is certainly a world renowned city.
Sometimes, the timing is just right. This guitarist, Matthew Lennox, was fantastic. And Canadian, although I’m not sure where he lives currently. He did say that he could tell he was in Scotland by asking people that put notes into his collection case to place them under coins so they wouldn’t blow away. Apparently, he has lost a lot of hard earned money that way.
What do you do with anti-terrorist barriers? Make them visually stimulating, of course.
As you can see below, acts use all kind of techniques to advertise their shows. Sometimes it works, sometimes dogs lick your face. The face licking happened 30 seconds before I snapped the pic below, my timing was not perfect by any means this time round.
The sun goes down, the lights come on. Day turned to night and this was a great thing. Edinburgh made the most of the night sky and decent weather, as will be seen in my next post highlighting the night-lighting.
Have you ever been to Edinburgh? If you haven’t, put it on the list. Especially in August, as long as you don’t mind the jam packed streets.
It is well worth it, I promise.