Travel Inspiration – For Research Purposes (of course)

by Kate

Recently I went on a fabulous trip around the Baltic Sea. Now, I’m sharing photos with you. Out of the goodness of my heart, just in case you need some inspiration.

But if you want to feel jealous, you should go ahead and do so.

Edinburgh

Bagpipes!

Bagpipes!

The Royal Mile - a mile of historical sites, tours, and tourist traps between Edinburgh castle and Holyrood House

The Royal Mile – a mile of historical sites, tours, and tourist traps between Edinburgh castle and Holyrood House

In Edinburgh Cathedral - an angel playing bagpipes. Because, of course.

In Edinburgh Cathedral – an angel playing bagpipes. Because, of course.

The most epic historical burn ever. This guy is my hero.

The most epic historical burn ever. This guy is my hero. In case you can’t read the inscription, this is the Marquess of Argyll, and he was beheaded. His last words, ‘I set the Crown on the King’s Head. He hastens me to a better Crown than his own.’

Edinburgh Castle. Not pictured: the 800 ice cream trucks right outside the front entrance.

Edinburgh Castle. Not pictured: the 800 ice cream trucks right outside the front entrance.

Holyrood House - one of the many (many) places Mary, Queen of Scots lived.

Holyrood House – one of the many (many) places Mary, Queen of Scots lived.

The incredibly picturesque ruins of Holyrood Chapel. (It should be noted that most everything in Scotland is picturesque.)

The incredibly picturesque ruins of Holyrood Chapel. (It should be noted that most everything in Scotland is picturesque.)

Stirling - where the streets are so steep, they have handrails to help you climb them.

Stirling – where the streets are so steep, they have handrails to help you climb them.

It's no real surprise that Stirling Castle was pretty hard to capture.

It’s no real surprise that Stirling Castle was pretty hard to capture.

Stirling is SO pretty.

Stirling is SO pretty.

So probably you can't read this, but the name 'Cuthbert' is immortalised in that stained glass window there.

So probably you can’t read this, but the name ‘Cuthbert’ is immortalised in that stained glass window there.

St Cuthbert's Parish church

St Cuthbert’s Parish church

Haggis - it's delicious!

Haggis – it’s delicious! (This is haggis, neeps, and taties – very traditional pub food)

Scotch Whiskey - it's also delicious!

The requisite Scotch Whiskey – it’s also delicious!

Tomorrow – kicking off Scandinavia!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s