For my birthday last June, my best friend Martin and his wife Kaija surprised me with a weekend trip to see them in Edinburgh. I had never been before, but in my head, the image of Edinburgh was that of magic and wizardry. Much to my surprise, I was not too far off. It is an amazing city, and to top it off, the weather was perfect that weekend. I hope that the pictures speak for themselves on how beautiful this city is. I decided to journal my trip through the captions. Enjoy!
The highlight of the weekend was really that I could spend time with Martin, Kaija and Lucy (their cute dog!).
Would do again. 10/10.
Left: Edinburgh. Right: Copenhagen.
Lovely greeting as I landed
Hello. First item on the agenda: ZOO.
There were a lot of sleeping animals. Here are some sleeping otters.
Edinburgh Zoo. Sleeping rock penguin.
Edinburgh Zoo. Sleeping rock penguin. Standing.
Edinburgh Zoo. Sleeping panda.
Edinburgh Zoo. Sleeping koala.
Huge ants. They’re actually sleeping, too.
I see you! Black jaguar playing ninja.
Edinburgh Zoo. Not sleeping leopard. Fun fact: Leopard have circle patterns and jaguars have a circle with a spot pattern.
A view of Edinburgh Castle
Street in Old Town.
Oink on Victoria St. Pulled pork sandwich for £3. I had it with haggis and BBQ sauce. REALLY really REALLY good. Promise. Deserves the ww seal of approval.
Lovely day for a walk.
Path leading into the Castle
Scenic view from Edinburgh Castle
Young gentleman providing musical entertainment.
I like narrow paths.
Walking down The Royal Mile
I like weird things.
Like in the movie!
I like gates.
The official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland.
The coffee shop where J.K. Rowling first penned Harry Potter. Magic was strong here. Too bad the muggles were oblivious of this.
Token pint picture.
Free entry, yay.
Harry Potter and The Chamber of Debates.
Lovely walk through the park
They took me out for dinner at Monteiths (Contemporary Scottish cuisine and cocktails). Amazing dinner. I had the Halibut, YAY. Deserves the ww seal of approval. From the entrance, to the atmosphere, the food, the drinks…perfect birthday dinner! http://www.monteithsrestaurant.co.uk/index.php
Sharing the scenic view from Blackford Hill with Martin. Needless to say, we’re not great at posing.
Lucy resting from chasing rabbits.
Token B&W photo.
I had the full breakfast for £9.50: sausage, bacon, black pudding, homemade beans, mushrooms, egg and toast. YUM. I mean, c’mon, HOMEMADE BEANS. Deserves the ww seal of approval. http://edinburghlarder.co.uk/
The full meal followed by a cappuccino.
Look at dem textures.
A wee drink before the haunted tour!
Of course Martin had to blow on my neck to freak me out. Thanks, Martin.
Ps. Krissy has an exciting announcement coming up soon! Stay tuned.