Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Scotland the Brave

Edinburgh has proven to be a city of revelations. Primarily I have been shocked to find out that Haggis is more prevalent than I ever imagined. The thing is, its not a sheep's bladderin gooey grossness like you'd imagine, but rather more like bad thanksgiving stuffing. At a Pub we stopped at for a drink, there were Nachos offered with Ground Beef, Chicken, Or Haggis. Haggis Nachos. Last night was Danielle's Birthday and we rocked the Haggis and the Angus Beef at a traditional Restaurant Named DUBH PRAIS , which I highly reccomend, and this fine morning we hit Edinburgh Castle.

The Castle from afar

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The Gates of Edinburgh Castle With Statues of Robert The Bruce and Mel Gibson
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Castle Interior
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Amazingly enough there are a lot of Kilts being worn in the Scottish capital. I mean, you don't see many sombreros in mexico or lederhosen in Berlin, but here people will wear anything as long as its plaid.
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Maybe its just a tourist thing...

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1 comment:

Nate Combs said...

I remember drinking Whiskey Macs with a Scottish WWII vet (he'd stormed the beaches in Normandy), regaling me with incomprehensible tales of Scottish culture and bravery. I did get away from that pub pissed and with a working understanding of Robbie Bairrrrrrrns. Also, buying Haggis from a man at 2am in the foggy stretches of Blackfriars & the Royal Mile was strangely romantic.

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