Edinburgh - Day 1

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June 14th 2015
Published: June 14th 2015
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We successfully made it to Scotland this morning! Very low-key flight, although neither of us slept much on the plane. We were able to drop our bags off at the hotel (awesome location - pretty much walking distance to everything tourist-y!), and then went exploring around Edinburgh. My first priority was breakfast, because I was super hungry/near hangry. We found a cute Café on the Royal Mile, and had a traditional English fry breakfast and a latte. Much needed!

We wanted to take it easy-ish today, so we decided to activate our 24 hour hop-on, hop-off bus tour pass this morning. Also very helpful to begin learning the city. Unfortunately, we stayed on the bus longer than we anticipated because we both took impromptu naps during the first tour loop. We finally hopped off the bus near Edinburgh Castle, and spent about 3 hours exploring the castle. Very cool place with several interesting exhibits. Semi-surprised at the large number of people using selfie sticks - although I guess I shouldn't be, as they've popped up around Chicago in full force, too.

After the Castle, we did a bit more exploring around Edinburgh. We called it an night early, because we're both exhausted and really wanted to shower/finally change out of our travel clothes. Trying to stay awake for about another 90 minutes now before heading to bed. So far, we're really enjoying our time in Edinburgh. The city itself is charming, and the people are unbelievably kind and friendly.

Posting some pictures from Edinburgh Castle today - enjoy!

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