Tuesday, 6 September 2011

August 10


Karen and I spent a lot of time this morning going through our luggage and preparing for the flight home.  I braved the shower again, and I guess it takes some getting used to...the scalding water and all.  Today we were a little slow-going...must be the mild hangovers from the pub crawl :) 

We went through Newtown again to find an indoor mall - we kept getting caught in small downpours outside!

We went back to the most amazing Mexican food we found on the entire trip - Mariachi's!  Just around the bend from the Grassmarket, this restaurant had the best margaritas and spicy chicken nachos in the universe!!  We ate there twice while in Scotland...yet never tried haggis.  Perhaps our priorities are amiss...

We prepared to end our evening with yet another stop at Deacon Brodie's, where we learned that its namesake - William Deacon Brodie - lived a double life back in 1886 and thus became the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  How cool is that?

The insanely long parade of pictures to follow were all taken during the performance of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.  It was pouring rain during the entire show.  Yeah...the entire thing.

This picture is the money maker - there is an Edinburgh Military Tattoo picture contest, you know?

Ok, so after sitting in the rain to watch the show, we walked the two miles back to the hostel...in the rain.  See how soaked my pants were!

OMG!  I had to roll them up in a plastic bag to pack them away for the flight!!

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