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Exploring Edinburgh | UK Travel

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Late February 2017: My friend Denisa came to visit me in Glasgow. We did all sorts of fun things, we walked around the city a bit and we went to the cinema to see La La Land. However, we didn’t just stay in Glasgow – we also went for a one day trip to Edinburgh! I’ve never been to the Scottish capital before so this was a very exciting opportunity for me. I decided to document this trip and share the photos here on my blog as Edinburgh is very beautiful and definitely worth sharing. Enjoy! 🙂

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My lovely friends Denisa and Kristýna in front of Edinburgh Bus Station. They were reading the map when I decided to photograph them. Oops.

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On our way to Edinburgh Castle. I quite liked the architecture of this building.

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That’s me. Posing on the stairs. Honestly I hadn’t realised I had such long hair.

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They sell Tartan everything everywhere. Edinburgh is like a big souvenir shop – and my friend Kristýna wanted to go to every single one of them. Every. Single. One. And she lives in Scotland!!!

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David Hume and his golden thumb. Everyone was touching his feet so we did it too. Hopefully it will bring us some luck. This is my friend Denisa touching the lucky thumb.

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Edinburgh Castle.

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From Edinburgh Castle we went to the city to find a restaurant that has vegan options (since Denisa is vegan) and we saw these. I am honestly in love with the artist that came up with this.

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Yep. We counted.
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This is where we ended up having lunch. They didn’t have that many options (mostly just burgers) but the food was really good. I had a vegeterian burger and I also shared a starter platter with hummous and nachos and stuff with Denisa. We were soooo full. I thought I was going to die from overeating.
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Denisa in the restaurant.
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This was right next to the restaurant. We had to go in! We’re not from Poland but we thought they would have some Czech stuff too – and we were right, they did!
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Best part of the trip was definitely getting Kofola from the Polish shop. For those of you wondering what the hell that is: Kofola is a Czech version of coke. Like Coca Cola or Pepsi but Czech and SO MUCH BETTER. Me and Kristýna love it and you can’t really get it in Glasgow (we tried a couple of different Polish shops but we didn’t find Kofola) and we missed it sooo much. If you ever go to the Czech Republic, try it. You’ll love it, I promise. It tastes like “proper” coke.
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Denisa really wanted to go to this hill she visited when she was younger. I think we ended up going to a different one but I have some amazing pictures from it and it was very beautiful.

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Up the hill.
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Denisa pretending to be Sherlock. (Yes. It was my idea.)

 

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Kristýna trying to hide from the wind. She was really cold.

 

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Bilbo?!?!?!?!
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It got late and dark when we were still on the hill. The sky was all red and wonderful so I took this picture. Then we headed back to the city centre to get somewhere warmer and wait for our bus to drive us back home.

 

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We ended up going to Costa. Kristýna ordered this Chai Latté that she really likes.
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Denisa and her herbal tea. I think she’s texting her dad in this picture.
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And finally, my tea. Kudos to Costa for having soya milk as an option. 🙂

That’s it. I honestly had an amazing time this day and it was so great to share it with my friends. I definitely want to visit Edinburgh again (which really isn’t that hard or expensive considering I live in Glasgow). It’s a beautiful historical city with many more places I want to explore. Maybe I’ll do it in September!

This post’s wonderlove goes to the Hunter Davies Beatles book that I’m currently reading. It’s so interesting and the perfect thing to do just before going to bed. And thank you, Nanda, for giving it to me for Christmas. 🙂

Vonnie

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2 thoughts on “Exploring Edinburgh | UK Travel

  1. You’re so welcome! I knew you would love it, even I was all crazy about it (and I am not THAT in love with The Beatles). By the way, I love the photos. Edinburgh is one of the places I want to visit on my bucket list. 🙂

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