(R.L. Stevenson, Edinburgh, 1878)
I don`t travel the world. Not yet at least. Instead, I go wherever life brings me never (almost!) saying no. And that`s probably what, some may think, makes life interesting. And this time life brought me to Edinburgh. I was lucky enough to come back here after a few years this August. And I love that city. The people, the vibes, the gazillion festivals it holds, and the weather (after a few days of adjustment) can be more than bearable.
Even though I don`t live there, Edinburgh is not a city so much, it`s more a way of life. I doubt that anyone could get tired of exploring Edinburgh and its secrets.
So, let me show you what great many things we did there. But first of all, you have to know that there are so many interesting things to do here that the week we spent there passed way too quickly! On the day of leaving it felt a bit like I was leaving home.
Edinburgh has been the capital of Scotland since the 15th century and has become a city of education, arts and culture. And that`s one of the many reasons which makes the town magical. It is quite hard to explain it to you, but when you walk through the streets of Edinburgh it seems that you just traveled to another world, the magical one. Keep scrolling down, you`ll see what I mean… 🙂
The town is full of greenery. One of the most things I miss is the green. The trees, the bushes,the soft just cut grass, the deep green moss..
And the buildings of the town. When you look from the Princess Street on the other side of the valley the seem so cramped all together, but the city doesn`t feel like it`s squeezed into a box, rather it seems spacious enough, but at the same time cozy and warm.
Many say that the name of the Arthur`s seat derive from the legend of King Arthur. I know I have not yet seen so much work to be able to claim which place has the best panorama view, but a climb to the Arthur`s Seat is worth the sweat.
I`m sorry I`m not telling much about the places, but I do believe that showing in some cases can be much better…:)
Though I have to say if you are here, take half a day trip to the Cramond Island, it`s such an interesting place! The interesting thing is, you can only walk to the island on a low tide because when the water comes back..You might as well stay the night there:)
Our stay was short. But both us are sure about one thing. We will come back here. For all it has to offer, there is no other city as elegant and charming.