Hello again! My heart won the internal struggle with my brain and I decided to head back to the United Kingdom for another adventure. As with past trips, I plan to journal them on this little blog but I thought I may do it a bit differently this time around. Since I’m visiting three cities I’ve visited on every past trip and seeing many of the same bits, I thought that instead of long, play-by-play accounts of each day, I’d mention the highlights; distance travelled, things visited, little summaries, pretty pictures, bits of info, etc. That’s my plan, anyway. Apologies in advance if my previous writing style takes over and morphs it into the previous format. And of course, there’ll be a salmon sandwich tally.
➡️ *All photos are property of yours truly – Please don’t use them – Please – Let us have nice things* ⬅️
Days 1 and 2 were spent mostly in the air. Like previous trips, I flew to London Heathrow from San Francisco (a roughly ten hour flight) but decided I would fly on up to Edinburgh and begin this adventure there. So roughly eighteen hours of commuting/travel, two flights, and no sleep later, I finally made it to my lovely Edinburgh home-away-from-home flat with its awesome castle view…and went to bed before the sun had even set.
I planned for Day 3 to be an “easy” day and spent it in the surrounding Old Town area revisiting Greyfriar’s Kirkyard, the National Museum of Scotland, and having lunch at the Amber Restaurant near Edinburgh Castle atop the Royal Mile (discovered on my first visit and an automatic stop every time after for their salmon sandwich). Located within the Scotch Whisky Experience, I highly recommend it for yummy food, Thistly Cross Scottish cider, and enough whisky options to make your head spin. 🥃
Distance Travelled: 4 Miles (plus the roughly 5,200 Miles I travelled to get to Edinburgh)
Salmon Sandwich Tally: 2
Writing Soundtrack: Sensational Sondheim Playlist