There is just something about this part of the world that I love. I’ve been to Edinburgh before but I wanted to go again to see a friend who is studying there and also see the city again. The last time I visited I had just finished my study abroad, wanting one last adventure before going home. I was so happy for life and everything seemed so
untouchable back then. Now, I am a woman who knows that life can be one scary rollercoaster and know how to handle herself, flying by herself to Edinburgh.
And as I got off the bus too early because it would have taken me to the city center, but google told me other wise, I figured it out and ended where I needed to be, on North Bridge Street where everything began to feel familiar.
Edinburgh is a very old city, older than America, and so it has a large history. I took the tours last time I was here, so this time I wanted to just walk around, hang with my friend, and experience the local areas. I love how it’s such a big city but you don’t get the big city attitude. If you want to read about the places of Edinburgh I visited you can click here.
The Scots are not only hard to understand but they are so friendly and funny as hell. I was only here for two full days and then left on my 3rd day. When I got into the city I went to my Airbnb to drop off my suitcase,then I went around the corner to sit, charge my phone, and eat something because I was starving. Before the rain came I took a walk, remembering exactly how to go. I walked the whole royal mile then met my friend for lunch at this cute Indie taps place called Mother India’s Cafe. We then walked to the campus so she could show me her little places were we sat and talked until it got dark. The next day we took a sunny, muddy walk up Arthurs Seat.That was probably one of my favorite adventures I have been on, not only did we have great chats, but we laughed.
Edinburgh is one of my top cities I’ve been to, it’s easy going, friendly, and the buildings are wonderful. I have been to a lot of cities but my favorite places are the cities where I can just take my time, not feel rushed, and there is a hill to climb to take in good views of the city.