Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Scotland)
by Adam Goodwin | 2013
Edinburgh is an ancient city with modern amenities – a common theme of many European cities. The city reminds me most of Rome, Italy. A walkable city that is more enjoyed by walking than taking transportation. Hidden jewels line the cobblestone streets.
Some quick recommendations for places to visit and see:
- Scottish Parliament
- Arthur’s Seat
- Scott’s Memorial
- Royal Mile
- Endinburgh Castle
- Walk in the old city
- St Giles Cathedral.
This is a small list. There are many more wonderful and great things to see and do.
Find a place near the Royal Mile/High Street. Many attractions and historical sites are in this area. Can save a considerable amount on bus fare and time by staying in the main older part of the city.
In just over a year, the Scottish will vote in a referendum to gain independence from the United Kingdom and England. Listening to the Yes and No sides campaign to educate their fellow peers and citizens makes for interesting and intellectual conversations with locals.
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Adam Goodwin is a Canadian working in the United Kingdom, and is a proud shameless idealist. His parents currently work in Cairo, Egypt. He has siblings and distant family in Canada and around the rainbow nation’s only home. Follow his year+ overseas on Twitter (@adam13goodwin) and on this blog.