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Sunday, 19 October 2008

Edinburgh trip...

The very first time, I travel alone...I been sing k, watch movie, shopping alone, but I never imagined that I will and I already travel alone to Edinburgh on 14th Oct (10.15pm coach from Liverpool), reached there around 7.15am morning on 15th Oct. It was so cold that morning, windy and I can saw the "gas" from my mouth when I breath...I was wearing 3 layers of long sleeves, with my scarf...Still, I was very very super duper cold..It was only 8 celcius...I cannot stand the coldness anymore, after I found the right way from the coach station to the city, and I saw the information centre but it opened at 9pm. So, I went into the McD which was only opposite road of the info centre...I ordered a bacon bread (if i'm not mistaken with the name) and cup of cappucino as my breakfast...It was wonderful, because I was freezing and my hand was so cold, it was perfect to drink a hot cappucino to warm my stomuch...

*my warm breakfast..nice oh..and the bacon bread, I never tried at Malaysia before*


*my lovely cappucino*

Then I started went around while waiting the info centre to open. Edinburgh is quite nice and was busy as well..the buildings here is quite nice..There are "old" town and "new" town...After the info centre opened, I baught the Highland one day tour ticket, which was at the next day 16th Oct, from 8am to 8.30pm. It is seems like a long journey, coz using the whole day, but my friends recommend me to take part, so...Then, I asked for the ghost tour ticket as well..."Ghost Tour", is very famous in Edinburgh (based on one of my lecturer, Ned)...and it is like the people will guide and bring you around the town, telling you might be ghost, history, scary story of the town...I liked this tour when I heard it, coz I think it is quite interesting, not like normally we went into ghost house and scared by those "ghost"...But, because I was going to take part alone, so, I was scared as well...I asked the girl to choose for me, from the several tours, I want a not really too scary one...and I baught a ticket for the ghost tour...It was at night 7pm. So, I have plenty of time, I went to the Edinburgh castle first...

*I asked the worker of the castle to take picture for me - entrance of castle*

*views of the city - took inside the castle*

Due to Edinburgh castle is located on the hill of the city, so visitors can see many beautiful scenery from here...definitely, it is cold like hell...coz windy that day, and a bit raining in the noon. There are 25 different locations in the castle to visit such as prisons of war, one o'clock gun, Royal palace and so on...

*one of the location signboard*

The most famous thing in the palace is one o'clock gun. This is a cannon which will fire everyday at one o'clock - 1pm. From the history that I read in the exhibition of this cannon, it's previously people used to know what is the time..

*This is the one o'clock gun...and you can see there is a clock beside the cannon*

After finished waiting until 1pm for the fire, I went out and heading towards the city centre...I went to a shop which can saw how the people make tartan mill..its something like this..

*I duno what its called, but its famous in Soctland, and expensive too...*

*Scottish dress code (sth like this)*

After finished visit the shop, I walked around and baught some Scotland short bread, which is famous here as well...Then my lunch settle at Subway (my favourite)...and I ate Italian BMT meal, I never tried 12 inch footlong de, wish I eat once...then I asked the cashier, he said, 12 inch is same price as 6 inch for this meal...aiseh...kalau tahu, I order the long one lor...cheh!!! After finished, I went back to hostel which nearby the city and take a rest and bath before going to the ghost tour. The ghost tour was quite interesting actually, coz the tour guide, bring us walked around the city and told us about the history of those places and then we went to the underground...which he said last time there is a person named Wally, and his friends tried to korek an underground from castle to the palace...something like this...and then it was not successful and he disappeared in the underground...and the story was long...I can't tell all here, and he also can't tell the whole story, so better check history book lor...It was not so scary actually, but just a bit dark, and it was cold..coz at nite, windy as well, and that day was specially cold...not same as Liverpool...

16th Oct...Highland tour

This tour was very nice and bring us to the highland and it is very beautiful...but my camera battery not enough, coz duno when and where I lost one battery...aih...so I continue took picture with my mobile...



*This is famous Scotland Highland bull...means their kind of cow*

Then we went to Urquhart Castle, which located on the highland...It was nice, even it had damaged...

*This is only half of the Urquhart Castle*


*Behind me is another half (I was wearing 5 layers of shirts that day..coz scared cold)*

*inside the castle*


After finished, we ride on a cruise which we were sailed on the Loch Ness...It is famous in Scotland..it is a lake, which last time, some people accidentally took photo of "monster" on this lake and now, they said if anyone able to take similar photos or monster appear on the lake, there will be a reward...

*This is Loch Ness*

*I'm on the cruise*

*This is the "monster"*

The whole trip was something like that, coz the highland trip mostly was taking the beautiful scenery photos...There are still some little story...but not able to finish in one post..so...i post another one when i free la..haha..

4 comments:

Lonely Paul said...

Hello

peiching said...

good experience..travelling alone...

åh-†ёh² said...

5 shirt do help ??

~ALICE in the wonderland~ said...

help a bit lor..better than the 1st day..but i still cold..hehehehe~~