Saturday, February 1, 2014

Edinburgh, Scotland // part one

 I have a bit of a problem. It's a problem best described as: wanderlust.

                                  (n.) the irresistible, incurable desire to
                                               travel or wander

  As a victim of wanderlust, I of course was ecstatic to hear that I'd be getting the opportunity to spend a weekend in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland with my mom and my sister, Heather. That was all the way back in November, but looking at the photos I took there brings it all fresh to my mind, just as if I was there only a little while ago.

 Let me start off by saying just this: Edinburgh was pretty darn cool.

| Our bus we got on at the airport dropped us off right here, beside the Scott Monument. |
| We then caught a hop-on-hop-off tour bus, that took us all around the city. |
| A telephone box and a police box? I can't handle the Britishness. Also, TARDIS. |
| After the bus tour, we visited the Edinburgh Castle. This is one of the chapels within the castle walls. |
| A view of Edinburgh from the Castle. Plus, epic double rainbow. |

| This is where John Knox lived. |
| After exploring the city for a while, we took a tour of Holyrood Palace. This is where the Queen of England spends her summer months, and it's where so many Kings and Queens have lived in the past (including Mary, Queen of Scotts). Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take photos inside...but it was beyond amazing in there! You should google it :) This was probably my favorite part of the whole trip. |
| The abbey beside the palace was gorgeous. |

  After an amazing day, it was time to head to our hotel to get some much-needed sleep.

  I'll be posting a second part soon, with what we did on our second (and last) day. Thanks so much for reading...I hope you enjoyed getting a taste of what Edinburgh is like!



  1. Oh my GOSH this is just so beautiful. All the old buildings and high, green hills...can you please take me with you next time?? :P

  2. what a breath-taking view! so gorgeous.

  3. The first monument, oh my word, beautiful. All the pictures are amazing, though. I want to go to Scotland so bad. Can't wait to see the rest!

  4. Let's go back!

  5. It all looks so old, and beautiful. I want to go to Scotland now! :)

  6. I think I was fangirling over this entire post. My mind was basically going, "Wowwww, beautiful photography! LOOK AT THAT BUILDING. Double-decker bus?!?! TARDIS!! Bagpipes, hehee! Oooooooh. That rainbow. O_O Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh. Okay, I am so done. I'm going to Scotland!" Lol. Really beautiful photos, girl!

  7. P.S. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog! You always make me smile. :) Also, I check your blog fairly often, so I'm not sure why I never officially followed you back ... but I just did! Yay! Love all of your recent posts (as you can see from the ridiculous heap of comments. Oops.)