a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland

I felt content sitting in the train looking out into the lush green fields as i went back to Glasgow, it had been a wonderful day at Edinburgh. Not only was the scene captivatingly green, it was full of beautiful horses and fat sheep which were nice to see. A fifty minute train ride back to the hotel was what i was in for, and that was okay as it was very comfortable. I had taken the same train ride to Edinburgh in the early morn so i roughly knew what the journey back would be like.

When i drew my curtain at 7:30 am, i was certain it would be raining. Heck! i was even prepared for snow. Every time i visited Scotland, i had never been fortunate enough to experience what i did this time.. the sun. Happy days. It was four degrees celsius though, but the day got warmer.

Edinburgh is so neat and clean.. well at least i can strongly say that about the parts of it i was in. The streets are filled with many nice little shops and cosy restaurants, really a nice city to be in. The buildings tell of a very rich history. I had kept my visit to the Edinburgh castle pending for too long. That was my first stop of the day as i went about exploring.

  • leaving queens station in Glasgow for Edinburgh. 9 a.m

  • got there about one hour later

  • at this point i was just following the crowd. they had cameras in their hands so i knew we were all going for the same thing

  • it was such a clear lovely day

  • it took a bit of a hill climb to get to the castle. it was scenic so i didn't mind

  • Edinburgh castle

  • i liked the view

  • the chilly breeze was refreshing too

  • leaving the castle i could hear his bagpipe from miles away, his traditional outfit was quite as loud too

  • he suddenly said something funny and i struggled to compose myself

  • the full on kilt.. scottish men traditional wear

  • how about that for an everyday sign board

  • strolling down these streets got me in such a good mood

  • i stumbled upon the end of the world.. it was right behind me. ha!

  • being my first time to Edinburgh, i enjoyed my experience

  • o so cosy. last stop of the day for lunch

  • on pressing the centre of this magnet it plays bagpipe music.. its the little things.

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  • Reply Nimu September 18, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Hahaha, end of the world..You are so tiny!!! :-)
    You should pick up a scottish accent on your way back…i feel like they sound so cool.
    Nice pictures too!

    • Reply Wairimu September 18, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Haha, Nimu i cracked up too when i saw the worlds end. If anyone asks tell them it has been found. About the accent.. i have tried but it’s one of the hardest to mimic let alone understand. Thank you about the pics :)

  • Reply Middle aged 20something September 18, 2015 at 9:57 am

    Wow, I enjoyed reading that a lot. Either you’re a good story teller or the pictures did it for me. Hehe guess I’ll know once I read the rest. Thanks for the shared experience.

    • Reply Wairimu September 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Im intrigued by your name middle aged 20something, i like. Haha, i surely hope its both the story and the pics. Either way im glad you enjoyed the post. It’s always a joy sharing. Thank you for reading through 😀

  • Reply Nyokabi September 26, 2015 at 12:02 am

    i loooove the pictures and the story …..

    • Reply Wairimu October 2, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Im glad 😀 Thank you Nyokabi

  • Reply Dorrie :D October 8, 2015 at 2:41 am

    Hahaha very nice read… interesting how you only noticed the horses and ‘fat sheep’ roflmao!! someone must have been hungry! Glasgow is a hidden gem for sure for shizzle; I am blown away by the neatness and even more by the beauty and breathtaking views..wow!! Thanks for this nyarma..im taking notes for my next tourist destination. Love! love! loovvee!!! :-)

    • Reply Wairimu October 9, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      O Dorrie, you make me laugh 😀 Those sheep could not go unnoticed even if one tried. Edinburgh left me amused, it really did. I’m glad you enjoyed the post, thanks for going through it.

  • Reply Dorrie :D October 8, 2015 at 2:44 am

    And then…what are you using for your skin/face?..maybe you’re the one who brought the sunlight and clear day there coz you’re glowing! (lame i know but a sista must express herself now!) you look awesome :-) share the secrets please…

    • Reply Wairimu October 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Awww, now your being too kind jaber, thank you very much. (grinning) And you certainly haven’t lost your sense of humor too haha. To help a sister out, i constantly hydrate, faithfully moisturize, occasionally exercise and pray :)

  • Reply Laurette October 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    These photos are slaaaaaaaying!!! Love the photos Aggie :-)

    • Reply Wairimu October 28, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      For the love of photography in me.. thank you Laurette, much much appreciated 😀

  • Reply Josephine November 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I have now become an official fan of your blog and photography. Thank you for taking us with you :) :) :)

    • Reply Wairimu November 28, 2015 at 6:47 pm

      Hi Josephine. Reading your post has got me grinning 😀 Thank you for taking your time to go through my blog. It is always a joy sharing my experiences and I’m honoured you have joined my travel wagon :)

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