In December, me and Sophie flew from Stansted – Edinburgh (a 45 minute flight) to visit our Spanish friends Marta and Isabel who were in Scotland for a week. We flew on Friday and spent the weekend there, leaving Sunday afternoon.
When we arrived in Edinburgh we spent a little time outside the airport (being tourists) taking photos with the “Edinburgh” sign. We then got a tram to Haymarket where we were meeting Marta and Isabel to get to our hostel. Our hostel wasn’t exactly like the photos we saw online but it was still alright as we were only sleeping there. We were in a 12 bed dorm, me and Sophie, Marta, Isabel, Jade, Vanessa and Joaquina and people we didn’t know.
When we got there we put our things in our room then went out. We headed towards Edinburgh Christmas Market along Princes Street. It was so busy there, but so lovely! They had hundreds of different stalls, selling food, drink, gifts, etc. There were also some fairground rides too, so we all went on one which was good!
(Photo below of the christmas tree maze)
After being at the Christmas Market, Marta Isabel Sophie and I went for dinner at Ask Italian. We then met the others at a Piano Bar called “The Rat Pack”, it was such a chilled place, it was nice. We then headed back to the hostel about midnight.
On Saturday, we got up early-ish and got ready to go for breakfast. There was a Pret a manger just down the road from the hostel so we went there. We did a lot of walking on the saturday, we started with going to the Edinburgh Castle and walking around to “The Elephant House” which is famous for having J K Rowling there writing some of the Harry Potter book. We had a look around pretty much all of Edinburgh city and did some shopping too. Sophie and I went back to the hostel around 7pm to take our shopping back and to get changed ready for ice skating.
Wow, ice skating was so much fun!! I loved it. They had made it so nice too, so you could skate around a bar which was in the middle and under a bridge to get there. All of us were nervous about skating but once we got the hang of it we were all fine and skating without holding onto the side haha! At the end we went for a drink in the bar and then headed to the hostel.
Sunday morning, we got ready and packed our things. We went to get some breakfast from Greggs and then chilled before we then had to get the tram to the airport.
Jade and Joaquina were flying from Glasgow back to Spain, but Marta Isabel and Vanessa were flying from Edinburgh so Sophie and I were able to spend a bit of time with them before getting our flight home. We had a drink with them in the airport and then caught our flight back to Stansted.
It was so lovely seeing them again, as we hadn’t seen Marta since August when she visited England and hadn’t seen Isabel since we were in Lubrin in 2015.
More to come on previous travels and plans guys!!