Monday, July 26, 2010

Edinburgh - 8 Years Later

How do you know when you're in a Scottish airport? Well, when we were standing at the luggage carousel waiting on our bags I counted at least six sets of golf clubs that were on our flight alone. Not surprising since everyone wants to come here and play the old course at St.Andrews. I think you need to book your tee time at least a year in advance.

It's great to be back in Edinburgh and the place hasn't changed a bit. It's been 8 years since we lived here. I thought that I'd feel like a tourist but when you know every street, shop, pub, nook and cranny it's difficult not to feel like a local. I probably know Edinburgh better than anywhere else I've lived and as soon as we stepped onto the streets it was like we never left. One thing that we had both forgotten about is the smell. I don't mean that in a negative way. Edinburgh has a very distinctive smell. There's a huge brewery in the city centre (McEwans) and the smell of the hops fills the air. Generally it's in the morning when it is most noticeable. We love the smell and it brings back just as many memories as anything else.
Sunday was spent walking around and meeting up with my old flatmate, and Jen's childhood buddy, Jayne. We had a nice pub lunch and some good chatter. We'll be meeting up again before we leave. Today (Monday) we plan to visit some of the key tourist attractions. Here's to enjoying some good Scottish food, drink and entertainment over the next few days.

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