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So finally I got my ass up again into another country. It was a spontanous decision, the kind of decision I really rarely ratify, so it was short, but totally worth it.
I went to Edinburgh for two days and I will be back. In the featured image you see the worlds largest monument to a writer (which on I leave up to you to find out). A country which celebrates writers like that has to be a good one.
In short summary: The people in Scotland were very friendly and open. Even not knowing my way around and all I never really felt unaesy around any place I went within Edinburgh. Of course I haven´t been everywhere, still a friendly atmosphere permeated everything. Awesome.
The high number of money changers and ATMs reminded me of the British Pund problem, really guys, just get into the Euro and the world will be a lot easier for everyone.
Other remnants of Empire are still visible with the shops and restaurants from all over the place, speak planet. Right now here in Germany everybody is hyped about integration of the refugees, take a look there guys. It works. On both sides, in a country(ies) with such a mixed population a general conduct of respect has established itself. The first thing I noticed back in Germany was how careless everybody is about the well-being of others in public…
Somehow I didn´t manage to eat real Haggis and also I didn´t taste Irn-bru, well next time.
Again best thing about travelling is meeting new people, besides being in new, awesome place, of course. This time a funny list.
Besides that I can´t wait to get back there, especially as I did not buy anything with a Tartan pattern on it.
On another note before I dump pictures, the first thing I heard when I stepped out of the bus in the city proper was a piper – piping the StarWars theme 🙂