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August 22, 2006

Tales from the Far Side of the World Part 5: Edinburgh

Filed under: news of the day — lexifab @ 2:13 am

Recommendation for the future: do not, under any circumstances, come to Edinburgh in August for purposes other than viewing something at the Festival, and then only if you have booked both events and accommodation. It’s a bit of a madhouse here.

In the last week we’ve been up to the top (the Orkneys), up and down again along Loch Ness, seen a couple of castles (including what’s left of Urquhart Castle, which is pretty damn cool) and generally done a lot of miles (they don’t have kilometres here, for some reason 🙂

Things are going well, although the accommodation thing is becoming tiresome – you really can’t get a room *anywhere* in Scotland without booking in advance. Luckily we’ve discovered that you can book anywhere using the Scottish Tourism services, but unluckily we only found this out after spending a night sleeping in the carpark of the Culloden Moor battle site.

Anyways, back to England tomorrow, where you can’t get a ticket for the Royal Shakespeare Company instead (we learned that Patrick Stewart is playing Prospero in The Tempest but we seem to have left it too late to try to get in).

PS: Some parts of Scotland are very pretty indeed. Oh, and I think that story about a monster in Loch Ness might be cobblers.


  1. Hey there! Our phone is busted and they won’t let me register a complaint since I’m not Fiona! This country sucks! Call me! Haha you can’t.

    Comment by Jimbo — August 23, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

  2. What, you can’t manage a falsetto, Jimbo?

    Comment by Andrea — August 23, 2006 @ 10:10 pm

  3. They tricked by first asking me dumb questions and THEN asking for Fiona. I’ll try faking it next time. Though this does cut down then number of calls we get trying to sell us holidays.

    Comment by Jimbo — August 23, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

  4. When we visited Loch Ness, my brother got me to wade into the Loch and took a picture of me. Then he said “Photographic proof of the Loch Ness monster”. Adding insult to cold wet feet.

    Comment by Jenny — August 29, 2006 @ 11:10 am

  5. Harsh. Amusing and clever, but harsh.

    Wish I’d thought of that.

    Comment by lexifab — September 2, 2006 @ 11:23 am

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