Sunday, June 5, 2011

Adventures in Edinburgh Part Two


Hello, Lovely lovely! I'm listening to Ingrid Michaelson's Parachute while working on this blog post in my little room in London. Oh, London...it's a beautiful place to be, but it's also jammed packed with a million other people, some of which have no sense of personal space. I guess I'm just not used to an uber big city like London. My sister keeps telling me that Paris is going to be even more crowded. We leave for Paris on Friday and then we're go on to Cannes next Wednesday. I'm already getting a little nervous about the language barrier. I hope I don't butcher the French language and insult someone! My boyfriend went to Paris & Cannes a few weeks ago, and he told me that most of the southern French people don't speak any English. I guess I will have to rely on my French guide book, my mad charade skills, and my sister for all the pronunciations of difficult French phrases. 

Anyways, here is another batch of pictures from my whimsical adventures in Edinburgh! 
























My favorite place in Edinburgh is the Royal Botanical Garden!! It's a magical place filled with a vast array of flowers, wall hedges, waterfalls, trees, and ponds. 



Technically, these pictures are from a day shopping trip to Glasgow. We took the train up to Glasgow and met up with one of my sister's friends. It was a lovely little adventure. I even found the Tardis!! Doctor Who is one of my absolute favorite shows, if I haven't told you that before. We found two of these blue boxes while exploring Glasgow. I guess the Doctor was keeping an eye on us!


I must preface these pictures with the fact that I'm absolutely terrified of fish. More specifically, I'm afraid of a fish touching me. I know that sounds silly, but that is just how it is. Anyways, my sister saw a pedicure salon that was offering fish pedicures, and she begged me to get one with her. Fish pedicures are banned in our state, so neither of us had ever tried one before. She finally talked me into it, and we both had our feet nibbled on by a bunch of tiny fish. It was a very strange at first, but the little fish were actually really cute. My feet were really smooth afterwards, and it was the quirky experience I was longing for in Scotland.


Sending lots of positive energy your way!!

4 Lovely and Quirky Comments:

Raphaela said...

Loved to look at your pictures!! Looks like you are having a wonderful time in Europe!

dull boy said...

great pics...i travelled to scotland about 10 years ago (in September), and before going there, i had imagined it to be cold and bleak, but it was just like your photo's - beautiful.

Jenny Eisen said...

OMG I tried a fish pedicure in Cambodia! I couldn't keep my feet in cause it tickled so much. Check out the pics on my blog. And more pics from my trips in March-April entries.

http://jennyeisen.blogspot.com

Joisey Dani said...

Very nice pictures! By the way, while you are in Paris you must must must go to the restaurant that is in the Musee D'Orsay. Also as long as you try to speak French, the people there will be very nice to you and go right into English if need be.

XOXO,
Danielle

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