Scotland: Edinburgh & Glasgow

We were recently given two First Class train tickets so we went as far as we possibly could.. to Scotland!

For our trip to Edinburgh we stayed in a lovely AirBnB apartment very close to the city centre. I much prefer renting apartments than hotels when on holiday and I think Miles' apartment has been one of the best so far. The apartment had so much character with its enormous book collection and selection of prints and postcards littering the walls, it's really inspired me to start imprinting more personality on our own apartment. For our final nights in Glasow, we stayed in the rather peculiar CitizenM hotel whose colour changing shower was the highlight of the holiday. Who knew showering in lime green light could be quite so amusing?

A holiday isn't a proper holiday unless you eat all the food and we certainly ate and drank at a whole heap of wicked places. The Hendersons restaurant was so amazing we ate there twice (once at their bistro and once at the restaurant) and I ate so much at Mono I gave myself tummy ache for two days straight (oops) The 78 and Brass Monkey were nice chilled out places to grab a bit of stereotypical pub grub and a quiet drink, although Panda & Sons was a little too pretentious for me and nowhere near as good as my local speak easy. The Bay Tree cooked us an amazing full English breakfast and Saramago was great for a relaxed early lunch.

We packed quite a lot into our short stay in Scotland including a trip to Edinburgh Zoo, Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, National Museum of Scotland, Hunterian Museum, Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Arts, and a couple of other galleries. Although a lot of these places had terrible lighting and/or banned photography, I did manage to get quite a few shots worth sharing (if you don't follow me on twitter then you missed out on some killer zoo selfies) aaand.. watch out for a vlog! We filmed the entire holiday and hopefully I will be able to share it with you all soon.