[ 到愛丁堡吃海鮮去 ] Continue in English here.
在英格蘭可能吃不到特別好吃的生猛海鮮，但蘇格蘭不一樣。我們在愛丁堡的 Royal Mile 和 George IV 街，找到一間海鮮料理做的很不錯的西餐廳。這間其實是由我們住的地方的前台人員推薦的，無論是氣氛, 服務或是料理都...
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這次很臨時的去了蘇格蘭的愛丁堡，以前都是住在舊城的那端，雖然離景點都很近，但晚上可能就有些吵鬧或是"淒涼"，因為愛丁堡是個滿老的城市，許多建築都黑黑的，而且還有 "鬼城" 一說，Anyway, 我們這次住在一間 serviced apartment，這間在....
We didn't get a pic of the famous HAIRY COOS in Scotland so we were hunting over the places for one to take a pic of. We finally found one right under the barracks blew up by the Highlanders who heard that their Bonnie Prince Charlie had left them to their own fate after the defeat on the battlefield of Culloden. Too bad the coo just didn't want to turn its head toward us! It didn't even bother to look up at us. It just went about its own business! We waited forever but yah.. that was just too bad.
The Culloden battlefield where the last British civil war was fought. It was a war between the Highlanders (Scots) led by Bonnie Prince Charlie (Catholic) and the German (Protestant) king placed on the throne of England at the time. The Highlanders were butchered. The prince fled from the isles to France and lived a desolte life after abandoning his loyal troops to their fate. English troops swept through the countries and destroyed the Highland's way of life to prevent the people from rising up again.
The castle was just pretty viewed from all angles ‘tho the interior of the castle wasn’t super exciting. The castle is still a private castle (the owners still occassionally go to stay there). We could only go to places open for visitors.
Does this place look familiar to Nana fans? This is where the music video of the theme song of Nana2 was filmed.
Our guide warned us about eating our take-way fish and chips by the harbor ’cause he was a victim of the vicious seagulls that roam the area. He says the seagulls there are like the size of ostrich. They wear those kamikaze goggles above their eyes and they wait patiently above humans (eg. on a lamp pole) who just got freshly fried fish and chips from the nearby store for the right moment to plunge down (in the tora tora style) and snatch the food.
Got on a coach to Glasgow right after our minibus took us back to Edinburgh. Said bye to all the great people I met on the tour. 3 days flew by just like that. Seriously hoped I had more time. Time passes so fast when one's having fun. =P
Glen Coe is also called the "Valley of Weeping" because of a tragic massacre that occurred here in 1692. On a sunny day like this, looking around the steep rocky hills around us, we tried to imagine the stormy night in the winter of 1692 when the clan of the MacDonalds attempted to escape from their murderers by climbing up the steep snow-covered mountains. Apparently, the place was said to be filled with the cries of those murdered or frozen to death when the moody Scottish weather kicks in.
Still got this stupid song that our guide sang stuck in my head: "What's that coming over the hill? Is it a monster? Is it a monster?" (*sung with proper accent)
Looks pretty real eh? It's just a sticker on the window of our boat. LOL.
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