I freaking LOVED Edinburgh. To be honest, I had no expectations. When I’m lucky enough to venture to the European part of the world I am generally always chasing two things; sun and a culture shock. Therefore, Scotland hadn’t really been on my to do list. I had always heard wonderful things but it kind of all went in one ear and out the other. Now if someone asks me I RAVE about it. I make sure it goes in one ear and stays there. My purpose was to visit my best friend so I always knew I was going to enjoy it, but I didn’t know how much I would fall in love with the city.
One of my favourite cities in the world is London, and Edinburgh encompasses all the good bits of its UK sibling. It had a warm feeling. The type where you immediately feel at home, but in a cooler way where everywhere you look there are quirks that put a smile on your face. Quirky really is the word to describe this city. It isn’t really fashionable, but the culture is so vivid. The National Portrait Gallery was one of my highlights with some amazing interpretations of the human face. Moreover, lying down in Princes park after shopping Princes street was so relaxing. I was blessed with remarkable weather, but I just love how the UK doesn’t take the sun for granted. Everyone rolling out a picnic rug and taking part in their favourite leisure activity is really warming to be a part of. In fact whilst I’m touching on nature, the serenity of this city is unreal. Amongst all these amazing buildings and bridges is a sea of green. Extraordinary trees drape over this city, giving a huge sense of that calmness even in the most bustling areas. If you are lucky enough to come to this city then go for a walk along Dean Village. It runs along a flowing creek lined with houses and cafes that look straight out of Hansel and Gretel.
Have a look through my photo diary. Have you been to Edinburgh or Scotland before? Comment and let me know your thoughts of this neck of the world.