Saturday, August 3, 2013

Edinburgh, part 1




We started exploring Scotland from its beautiful capital, which is currently getting ready for the incoming Festival season. : )

Actually, our first destination in Edinburgh wasn't the Old Town, but the majestic Holyrood Park instead.
With its cliffs and gorges, it is a rather unique park to be found so close to the heart of a major city. The hills in Holyrood reach a height of more than 250 metres, and the landscape includes meadows, rocky paths and many kinds of wild flowers. It really looks like a miniture version of Scotland! : )







The climb to the top of the cliff was rather tiring, but the view over Edinburgh was worth the effort, and we were lucky enough to get there in a clear, sunny morning. Maybe it was a slightly unconventional way to approach the city, yet still I am so happy that we started from there! : )





(tiny details matter too!)


(and yes, my bf enjoyed himself quite a lot, as you can see ;P )









Travel fashion tip: randomly and unwillingly match your outfit with the background colours ; )







And if there are ducks anywhere close to us, we are much likely to stumble upon them and stare at their awesomeness.. we definitely love ducks! : )


After the wild beauty of Holyrood Park, we followed the Royal Mile - the main touristic street - to the heart of the Old Town. Edinburgh is a lively and colourful place, offering an endless range of café, pubs and little shops to explore. We wandered around the whole afternoon, and took a break to have some delicious fresh scones with tea.




















We also spent an hour or so admiring the many curiosities and wonders of the National Museum of Scotland, a rather bizarre gathering of relics which space from natural history to communication technology, ethnic art, geology and design. Definitely one of the most entertaining and fascinating series of exhibitions I've seen in a single museum! : )


6 comments:

  1. Edinburgh looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your photos with us so we can go on a little tour too. It is great to see all the greenery around the city too. The best of both worlds.

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  2. It looks great! Definitively, I want to to there:) Enjoy it:)
    Hugs, Candy:)

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  3. I've been there many times due to my studies and I must say the Edinburgh is the best city to live for me. It is a magical place. I would be glad to come back again

    Slainte!

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  4. Thank you for sharing your wonderful day with us :) Edinburgh is a fantastic city.
    Hugs Maria

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  5. Hello Mijbil,
    I am so happy you are having a good time. The picture are just incredible.
    Big hug,
    Giac

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  6. Wonderful pictures! I love the views of the city from the Park! And of course, the wonderful street scenes too! You look like you are having so much fun!

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