The sky is an eery shade of blue, and the rain just started coming down here in Edinburgh. It’s unusually warm for this late in the afternoon, and a steady breeze is coming in through my window that looks out onto the courtyard. Because of a very late night I slept until about noon today, then went back for another 3 hours of rest after eating some rice curry with tomatoes and ham: a medley of ingredients I’ve become used to at least in the past few days. Edinburgh is a dramatically different city from anything I’ve ever known. It has a population of about half a million, but I’ve been mostly around international students who aren’t Scottish. The city is a very harmonius blend of ancient buildings, new buildings with faux-aged stone, and completely modern office buildings. Here’s a picture that may show what I mean. If you hit the next and previous buttons at the top, you can see the entire Edinburgh photo gallery so far.
I just now finalized the next 2 weeks:
October 13th: Aer Lingus flight from Edinburgh to Dublin. Hostelling in Dublin for a couple days, then visiting the famed highlands for a good 4 days or so until the 20th.
20th: Train down south for a flight from Shannon, Ireland to Stockholm, Sweden. This will be my first RyanAir flight. It cost 7.52 Euros ($9.13).
20th-27th: Stockholm Hostel, with cheap 2day Ryan Air flights or SAS airline trips to Finland or Norway.