Sunday, December 8, 2013

Edinburgh

Birthplace of Harry Potter



Instead of an Instagrammy Sunday post today, I decided to write about Edinburgh instead, since that's what I've been doing for most of the week anyways. We're no longer working at our internships, so we had this whole week off except for class. Of course we took it as another travel opportunity and unfortunately our last. I can't believe my semester abroad is coming to an end!

Edinburgh is a beautiful city with so much history. Our first day we went on a walking tour. Our tour guide was awesome and told us some really interesting stories. One being about Maggie Dickson who was publicly executed for cheating on her husband, but when they hung her, she survived and lived for 40 more years! Weird, I know. We also learned about Bobby the dog, which is why the Scotty dog is so popular in Scotland. Bobby was so devoted to its owner John Grey, an Edinburgh watchman, that when he died he would lie by his grave all day and night. The city ends up adopting Bobby so he's not mistaken as a stray dog. The story is so cute!

The second day we explored Edinburgh Castle, which was really cool and very similar to Hogwarts, since that is where J.K. Rowling was inspired to write the Harry Potter books. We also hiked up Arthur's Seat. It was so beautiful and totally reminded me of the hiking paths in P.S. I Love You. The hike was really windy and muddy. I even fell in the mud, but the fresh air and amazing view made it all worth it. 

I'm happy to say that our last trip was a success. I still can't believe my next flight will be back to the U.S. I'm excited to go home, but my semester abroad has taught me a lot. Edinburgh was just one sweet ending to an amazing trip.

Thanks for reading!

2 comments:

  1. Wow it looks absolutely stunning there :) I am so jealous you got to see where harry potter was first created! Beautiful photos as well! I absolutely love your blog, it's so interesting to see different parts of the world.

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