Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Travel | Edinburgh Day 3

Hi Lovelies
So for part 2 of our Edinburgh adventure:

We left you at the end of our second day in Edinburgh. On day 3 we explored the Royal Mile.
 The Royal Mile is a nice cobbled touristy street filled with whiskey shops, souvenir shops, restaurants and more. And one of those well hidden gems is the museum of Childhood. The place is jam packed with lots of toys of all different eras.  I don’t want to spoil too much with tons of pictures but there are dolls, doll houses, board games, bicycles…
Laure won our game of snakes and ladders, it made her day

There was also a shop dedicated entirely to all things Christmas. Not so strange you might think but it is a bit weird walking into Jingle Bells in the middle of summer.
After that we went to the hostel to drop our stuff off and afterwards we walked the other end of the Royal Mile leading up to the Castle: home to most of the whiskey shops and the more impressive architecture.


After that we split up. Lilly walked up to the Castle and Laure and I walked towards Princess Street Gardens again. Lilly really wanted to see the Castle but for Laure and me, it was just too busy and crowded.
As I can’t really tell much about the castle I’ll just insert a few of Lilly’s stunning pictures.




Lilly walked towards Princess Street Gardens around the Castle to meet up with us at HMV.


Laure and I walked this way:

This probably another famous sight of Edinburgh but on the contrary to the hustle and bustle at the castle we only encountered a handful of people when wandering around.
It was hard not to get jealous of the people living in these stunning houses when you saw the front but when you got a look at the gardens and the view they have it’s impossible.

This probably another famous sight of Edinburgh but on the contrary to the hustle and bustle at the castle we only encountered a handful of people when wandering around.
It was hard not to get jealous of the people living in these stunning houses when you saw the front but when you got a look at the gardens and the view they have it’s impossible.




Laure and I also attempted to vlog again. As we have tried this before and only taped my forehead and Laure’s left eye we decided taking a test picture was a good idea. I can tell you our vlogs have survived the editing process and are actually on YouTube. More about that soon.

After dinner we wandered around a bit more before going back to the hotel to drop off the goodies of the day. That night we decided to go to a pub. We didn’t opt for the rather noisy one next to the hostel but went to explore the Royal Mile for a bit. There we stumbled across The Royal McGregor. Lilly had the most delicious orange juice while Laure and I had a boozy hot chocolate, which basically is hot chocolate with some liquor in it. In Laure’s case it was Baileys, in mine whiskey. We also tried to upload our first YouTube video while we were there. More on that later.
That concluded another lovely day.
If you want to read more, head over to our other blog : Peanut+Monkey! Quite a big part of this post is the same though, just a little extra here and there.
Lots of Love
Ellenore

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