Edinburgh and a bloggy meet-up

Almost right after I handed in my thesis at the end of May, I made my way over to the lovely city of Edinburgh to meet my bloggy BFF cupitonians and it was awesome. Mostly because she was great but also because Edinburgh is a really great city.

Like many european cities that weren’t heavily destroyed during WWII, it is full of tiny alleyways and old buildings. It even has a real castle, man, I love castles. I didn’t go inside however, because I’m cheap and didn’t want to fork over a my money to even walk on the grounds.

On Sunday morning we did a lovely walking tour of the old city and it was kinda free. I mean, the guy expected a tip at the end but he also deserved it because he did a great job even though he was Australian. Seriously, I met more Australians there than real Scottish people. Completely bonkers especially since I love that Scottish accent so much.

We also sat in the Elephant Room where J.K. Rowling wrote big parts of Harry Potter. My nerd-heart could hardly take it. I even looked into the mirror of ERISED (it was in the bathroom but still!!).

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This is difficult to recap in words so let me show you some pictures instead. (Ugh, I always feel weird sharing a lot of pictures since this is not a photo blog by any means.)

There are actual people playing the bagpipes, it's amazing!
There are actual people playing the bagpipes, it’s amazing!

 

The street leading up to the castle.
The street leading up to the castle.

 

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
One of those REALLY narrow alleyways.
One of those REALLY narrow alleyways.

 

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I kid you not, the national animal of Scotland is indeed the unicorn.
I kid you not, the national animal of Scotland is indeed the unicorn.
This really reminded me of Downton Abbey.
This really reminded me of Downton Abbey.
We also took a tour of one of the old graveyards and saw the tombstone of Tom Riddle. Have I mentioned this trip was a big nerdgasm for me?!
We also took a tour of one of the old graveyards and saw the tombstone of Tom Riddle. Have I mentioned this trip was a big nerdgasm for me?!
You know you're a Whovian when you pick out your beer because it almost called like Ten. Tennents :)
You know you’re a Whovian when you pick out your beer because it almost called like Ten. Tennents :)
And when you keep seeing these as potential TARDISes.
And when you keep seeing these as potential TARDISes.

 

In conclusion, this trip was awesome and I really hope it won’t be too long until cupitonians and I meet again. Who knows, maybe one of my future travels will bring me to Bangalore?!

 

 

 

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  • readmeanything

    Isn’t she absolutely epic?

    And Bangalore is brilliant. x

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      She’s the best!

      One day I will see for myself, I know it.

    • cupitonians

      YOU are the best! We should all have a big blog meetup in Bangalore and have a by-two coffee! Treat’s on me!

      • Wilhelmina Upton

        A by-two coffee? That sounds awesome! Just tell me when and I’ll try my best to be there!

        • cupitonians

          We’ll figure something out real soon!

          • Guest

            I’m so jealous. :( When are you two coming over to the Philippines?

  • Tim

    While I don’t have a fear of heights when I’m above something, I’m pretty sure I have a fear of heights if I’m at the bottom of something looking up. That narrow alley picture you have would give me vertigo if I looked up to take that picture myself.

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      I didn’t even know that was a thing, good to know. Edinburgh is full of these narrow pathways as it’s such an old city. This one was kinda extreme though.

  • cupitonians

    <3 You are so good to me! Thank you. And damn it, I want to go back to Edinburgh now!

    • Wilhelmina Upton

      Me too! How’s the boy? He was from Edinburgh right? Are you plans for wanting to study there still current?

      • cupitonians

        He’s from York. Although I keep telling him I’d trade him in for a Tennant type Scottish guy. Too bad we didn’t meet any Scots when we were there.

        • Wilhelmina Upton

          Hahaha, poor him. York is beautiful though I’d have to prefer the Scottish accent.

          • cupitonians

            He still has a Northern twang and insists that lots of planets have a north. But I told him that it isn’t as good as the Scots. He might start an England, Scotland cold war. Men!

          • Wilhelmina Upton

            Good answer on his part. I hope he doesn’t feel the need to start a war though…

    • I’m so jealous. :( When are you two coming over to the Philippines? ^^

      • Wilhelmina Upton

        Dunno, there aren’t enough vacation days in a year to do all the things I want to do :(

      • cupitonians

        Oooh. The Philippines. Yes. I’m going to add that to my list. My dad studied in Manila for a while. It would be good to see the country!

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