Scotland – Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a place on my travel wish list for quite a long time. Living in Hong Kong a metropolis, generally we will not choose to travel to the cities, but Edinburgh is the exception. The attractions in Edinburgh are concentrated, almost all of those can be accomplished on foot.
The city is divided by Princes Street, south is the old city and to the north is the new city; both areas are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Old city retains many European medieval architecture, the conservation of cultural in such a large-scale let Ao sigh. Edinburgh Castle is the main attraction in the city which existing at the cliff, the city roads are built along the ridge. Edinburgh is first develop in the mountains, and then slowly expand downward the castle rock and eventually became today Edinburgh.
The Royal Mile is the main road of the old town, grew up about one mile, connected Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The Royal Mile is a the most busiest tourist street, and many good shot are taken here. In the Old City area, we found many ancient streets and underground cellar, it is very interesting when you imagine that people and horse are walking along these paths in ancient times.
Outside the city, there are some hiking trails within easy reach, you can view the stunning city from the top. ￼ ￼ ￼ People from the north sometimes project an impression as rude, but I felt that they are forthright, enthusiastic and friendly.
People living in Edinburgh is quite relax I think, there is not fast pace as we are living in Hong Kong, may be they know how to enjoy life; we saw a lot of people leading their dogs to the park, or run into the mountains at evening, I believe they are happy; but this slow-paced, sometimes very annoying when you are hungry waiting for food in the restaurant, and need in a hurry.
Cycling is very popular in Edinburgh, vehicles on the road is also very courteous, cycling is like a part of life and the natural thing to do. People riding every day in this beautiful city, classical buildings along the street ride, we are very envious of it!
Finish the first 3 days in Edinburgh, we go ahead to the Scottish Highlands.