We spent a lot of time in Edinburgh taking part in semi-organized activities but we also spent a lot of time venturing around the city, taking in the beautiful architecture and unique atmosphere. Some of my favorite times in the city were simply wandering through interesting nooks and visiting quaint shops.
Hiking Arthur's Seat was an unexpected highlight of our time in Scotland. We had spent the day venturing through Edinburgh Castle & the city itself and made a last minute decision to climb the famed hill; we were not disappointed.
Perhaps Scotland’s most visited castle, Edinburgh Castle sits high above the city at the end of the famed Royal Mile. You probably saw in my last post about the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo that the face of the castle is a focal point in the show’s performances, but that’s only the beginning of the intrigue that I have with this building..
Our whirlwind trip to Scotland came to a close as quickly as it had begun (at least it felt that way!). Our itinerary took some hits, but one of these hits allowed us to go to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which ended up being one of the best things we did on our trip. The Tattoo is part of the Fringe Festival, the nation's largest festival that doubles the size of its host city, Edinburgh, during its occurrence.
Today's the day - we're off to Scotland for a week of adventures! I'm going to be pretty absent from my blog and social media while I'm gone. We want to spend our time in the UK enjoying every moment and not stressing about posts; we're completely disconnecting. When I get back I plan to write exclusively on Scotland until I'm out of material. ;) I've decided to post our tentative itinerary to hold you over for our adventures, and so you'll know what to expect when we get back! Our Scotland travels are mostly fast-paced roadtripping, so we're cramming a lot of space into a small amount of time, but I think it'll be well worth it.
I remember the very first time I was absorbed into a book. I was in the fifth grade when my teacher realized my passionate curiosity & persistence in asking questions. She recommended that I read a book she had on her personal shelf about a girl who was traveling to the New World from England. I took her up on it and my recesses & spare time quickly turned into reading periods. Years later I don’t remember the title of the book or its author, but I do remember that it opened a floodgate of knowledge and sparked the flame that turned into wildfire: my love for a good book.
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