Edinburgh and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Edinburgh is a city of contrasts. There is the cultural juxtaposition of The Edinburgh International Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe and The 2013 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and the architectural (and geographic) juxtaposition of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town (with its preserved medieval street plan and 16th century buildings), its New Town (in Georgian style and a masterpiece of city planning)…

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God Save the Queen

The Scots have a reputation for being pessimistic (check out this … hilarious? sad? article I found on the subject…) http://www.trans4mind.com/counterpoint/index-humor-inspiration/humor2.shtml As the gentleman Scot said to his lady “It’s a lovely day today.” Aye,” she replied. “But we’ll suffer for it.”  We found the Scots’ humor hilarious… upon seeing our luggage, the concierge at The…

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Elaine Davidson, Most Pierced Woman – over 9,000 piercings From www.edfringe.com: “The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names…

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Fàilte gu Alba (Welcome to Scotland in Gaelic)

Google maps suggested the A74 north towards Edinburgh, which would have been faster, but thank goodness we stumbled upon the Scottish Borders Historic Tourist Route (A7), a scenic route through that loosely follows the Scottish/English border… a great choice, and one we highly recommend. Scottish Borders Some of the land along the Scottish Borders area has changed hands – between England…

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