Wheeling Edinburgh – Why Not?

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Why not (why not)
Take a crazy chance
Why not (why not)
Do a crazy dance
If you lose the moment
You might lose a lot
So, why not, why not

Hilary Duff

Did I convince you to go to Edinburgh in the previous blogpost from Scotland?
Well, here are my top 10 reasons NOT to go to Edinburgh:

  1. It is hard to find accessible restaurants, so we ended up at Jamie Oliver’s place twice. But this is not a bad place to be. Food was good. And to be honest, they have very honest waiters:

Me: Can we have two of the Jamie Oliver’s special cocktail as an aperitif?
Waitor: No, you don’t want that.
Me: Oh, really? Why?
Waitor: It’s very sour.
Me: But I don’t like sweet drinks. I tend to like them a little bit sour.
Waitor: But you will not like this.
Me: So, it’s not sour? It’s very very sour?
Waitor: Let’s just say he wasn’t that lucky with this drink. I don’t know what went wrong, but you seriously don’t want it.
Me: Ok, we trust you! Let’s have a mojito and a bramble instead.

2. Hills, hills and hills. The only flat area is the main street from what I could see. But if you want to go anywhere from there, you will face some hills. Some of them seriously steep, in the direction of the castle.

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3. Cobble stones! Some places you have to cross the street on some of the very worst kind. Without an assistant – I don’t think I would make it.

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Not the worst example…

4. Things seem to be out of order…

5. Haggis! Served at an international conference! I wonder if anyone dared to taste…

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6. The intense smell of gas in the bathroom of the hotel (Doubletree Hilton)

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7. You might get killed if you don’t look right. Or was it left…?

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8. It rains a lot. But as you can see, not always…

9. Hotels are expensive (at least the ones we could find)

10. You will hear bagpipe music. Again and again…

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Farewell to Edinburgh…

 

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