Down to my last 2 weeks before I head back for the States, I’ve been tagging along with the hubby up to Scotland — where he works on his projects (with power generation plants) and I ….. I also do work, and try to make the most of the time difference with the US by doing touristy stuff while America sleeps, and then rush back in time to catch them during their work hours. :)
These weeks in Edinburgh are particularly well-timed because of the ongoing Edinburgh Art Festival. We’ve booked a hotel in Falkirk, which is a convenient midpoint for the hubby to drive off to work and for me to catch the train to Edinburgh (or even Glasgow). The train to the city is a bit pricey at 7.80 GBP roundtrip off peak (they call a roundtrip a “return” here) which roughly translates to about $13-14. That’s about half an hour train ride each way. Not cheap, compared to commuter fares in Chicago. Imagine if you had to commute to work everyday. And the peaktime tickets are even more expensive.
But anyhoo, the Royal Mile in the city was packed with street performers last week.
Almost every other person you bumped in is in a costume (“fancy dress”) of some form, either because he/she is part of a performing act, selling you stuff, or just being their funky fashion self. So so so much fun. Here are a few views: