This weekend I traveled to Scotland! The first day there we visited St. Andrews, followed by a full day in Edinburgh that included a sunrise hike up to the top of Arthur’s Seat and a tour of the castle.
By the seaside of St. Andrews, Scotland!
Then, we woke up before the sun and started our trek up Arthur’s Seat. We started at Parliament (thanks to another UCL student’s advice who live in Edinburgh!) and made it with perfect timing.
Then we went to the Elephant House for breakfast where I sat and basked in JK Rowling’s old writing spot. The bathrooms are COVERED in Harry Potter quotes that just about brought me to tears. I didn’t upload my phone photos just yet, but if you check my twitter (@mlbowes) you can see a few there.
Then we went to the castle and saw the gun shoot at 1PM and took photos with the crazy characters wandering around there (just kidding, they worked there, don’t worry mom and dad).
A few other highlights: An excellent Italian dinner for 50% off (thanks, Bendetto! AirBNB is the best), trying Absinthe (smells like black licorice, aftertaste like mint), and sharing such a great weekend with even better people.