Wednesday, 1 August 2012

ROYALNESS, CRAZINESS AND SCOTTISHNESS

WARNING: the rest of the photos, consist of smiles as cheesy, if not more, as the one displayed in the above photo
The Royal Yacht Britannia (aaah yeaaaah)
Surprise! Rain. In Edinburgh Castle.
Say whaaaaat, Camera Obscura.
My head on my mum's body... lol.
EDINBURGH
Big smile and annoying piece of hair in Holyrood Palace Gardens

Durham, Camera Obscura, watching Olympic festivities at Festival Square, best pizza in the world :)

Heeey, fairly long time- no talk, this is mainly because I've been away (as you can see) to the beautiful city of Edinburgh and Lil's been extremely busy, unfortunately, however, this is only going to be me (Anna in case you hadn't figured out) because Lil is jetting off to her holiday in Croatia- words can not describe how jealous I am.
Anyhoo, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you about my mini city break if you're interested... and even if you're not. Firstly let me begin with the weather (like a typical English conversation), it was FREEZING. No exaggeration.. well, a little bit, but honestly, it was so cold, which was a bit of a problem when we'd packed for sun, sun and more sun e.g two out of three of the pairs of shoes I had brought were sandals. Which was pretty unpractical (is that a word) when you're facing biting Scottish wind. Which brings us to the 2 things I learnt on this trip:
1. Edinburgh is always windy and
2. It's literally impossible to say Scottish without putting on a Scottish accent. Go on, try it.

Me and my fam actually went away for 5 days, but one of them was spent in Durham and the others were mainly spent travelling... so I thought I would tell you about the 2 full days in Edinburgh.

Day 1: An early start and then a quick walk to the station which for some reason stank of cow pat, with no apparent reason why. We then proceeded to catch a tour bus in typical tourist style (what can I say, my mum's asian) to travel to the Royal Yacht Britannia, which was REALLY GOOD. I won't lie, I had my doubts, but honestly it was so good and you really got a feel that royalty had been there (erm.. probably because they have). We then had lunch and made our way to the Castle (unfortunately this post probably will just consist of a list of the tourist attractions we visited) which was actually a bit unimpressive mainly due to the lack of recreated rooms, also, it was raining. Finally, we visited Camera Obscura, which was AMAZING. GO, GO, GO if you're ever in Edinburgh, hahaha, it was such a crazy and wonderful experience and was so fun! Especially the spinning tunnel, which was hilarious and terrifying at the same time, basically, just go and experience it for yourself- you won't regret it.

Day 2: Another early start (yay me) and we were off to the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, where, unfortunately you weren't allowed to take photos, although that's probably for your benefit considering it would consist of another photo of my 'Cheese Gromit' smile, Oh Wallace. Moving on, without sounding like a pompous twit (probably the wrong description choice then) seeing the originals by Warhol, Hockney, Picasso and Lichtenstein was really inspiring and the pieces of art that dated back to the war were incredible. Our Final attraction was the Palace, which I found really, really interesting, especially the story of Mary, Queen of Scots (yes, I am a history geek) who, possibly had the worst life ever. 
And that's it, that's everything in our trip, apart from a bit of shopping and a family run Italian which was possibly a gateway to heaven, seriously. The pizza was beyond incredible. Beyond.

See you soon!
Anna x
P.S if you made it this far you are an amazing human being











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