Edinburgh Scotland 10/2017

I joke with friends that I have more friends in Scotland then I do in NYC. It feels like that sometimes. So when I needed to get away from the drama in the city, it was not a difficult decision where I needed to go for soul soothing.

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Lets start this by talking about Edinburgh.

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The city is very international and usually includes a fair number of tourists. October was pretty quiet and I did not have to compete for space among crowds of visitors. It was quite peaceful and relaxing.

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I stayed with my bestie Yemi, Yemi King Photography, in Stirling, which is centrally located between Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Perfect to connect with friends in most areas of this region.

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Easy access allowed me to wander and relax among the restaurants, pubs, and sights of this great old city.

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The monuments and buildings had a character of their own and flourished in the night’s light. I was quite happy strolling the area and just enjoying and taking in all the sights and sounds of the city.

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The days and evenings spent in Edinburgh also included amazing food, whisky and Cuban cigars. What a thrill it was to sit outside Dirty Dick’s on Rose Street with mussels, haggis, Islay single malt whisky and a cigar by myself in a very light drizzle watching the people walk by. It did not bother me in the least that I know my picture was taken about a half dozen times.

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Time with friends in Edinburgh included of course Yemi, Alan, and a visit and fitting at my friends Dan and Vixy at Stewart Christie & Co., the 300 year old bespoke tailor in Edinburgh.

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I did not get into a museum or monument, but they touched me nonetheless. I expect future trips will include those.

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It was a fantastic time to stroll and take pictures or sit and chat with friends or meet new people.

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I will write soon about the other places I saw and the people I met or visited with. Scotland to me was much more then the places. It was the people.

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I will be back soon.

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Stay tuned for Stirling, Glasgow, Loch Lomond, and Glencoe.

 

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