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Trip Report Weekends in Europe, Part 1: Scotland - Edinburgh, Glasgow and Loch Lomond 3 days and 2 nights

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A bit about me: I am 22, female and moved to London about 1.5 years ago. I love 2 things very dearly: travelling and food. London is perfect for both :)

I try to escape my hectic work life (12-15 hours per weekday) once a month for a short weekend trip, typically Saturday morning to Sunday night. Easyjet is my dream come true in a sense. This series of trip reports will be talking about these weekends, before they become a blur inside my head. Keep in mind that they will sound very rushed, but well. Thats how weekend trips need to be!

There's plenty of time to sleep when you are dead - Benjamin Franklin

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This trip was with my mother (late forties) and sister (17) who came to visit for a few weeks. DM and I are very very active, no nonsense, always on time sorts. DS tries to be a typical teenager but doesn't get a chance to be :)

Day 1 : Edinburgh

Early morning flight from London to Edinburgh. (Scenic) bus transfer from airport to near-the-castle-somewhere.

We decided to start the trip at the very top of the Royal Mile - at the Edinburgh Castle. The walk up the hill was really pleasant, sun shining through and quite desserted as well. We walked through the parks etc before reaching the (LONG) queues. After about half an hour, we were inside. We wandered alongside a guided tour for 80% of the time, and spent the rest exploring what interested us. Highlights - crown jewels, war memorial and the cannon which is fired at 1 o clock. There were some street performers right at the top, which i found rather amusing :)

We then started our descent downwards. Neither of us was particularly interested in whiskey (DF is but he was not around!) or Camera Obscura , so we skipped those. We headed straight down to the Hub and St. Giles Cathedral.

Lunch was a quick pizza around north/south bridge (the name changes when it intersects the royal mile/high street)

We then walked down south bridge. I recall there being a wild goose chase for the vaults. The place looked rather underwhelming and we skipped it. We headed to edinburgh museum, which was very interesting. The mummies were a highlight there, as were the tereasures from around the world.

<more to follow! tombs, harry potter and elephant house :) >

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