Our Castle Experience–round 2.

Getting to Edinburgh Castle was an adventure all its own, because we had to find a route that was short enough that Jonathan’s ankle would still function after we arrived.  We pored over the street map and ended up taking a bus to the center and walking up “the mound” to the castle. It wasContinue reading “Our Castle Experience–round 2.”

First impressions of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is as green as anywhere you can imagine. Yes, it has been raining, sometimes heavily, but the payoff is that the gardens are beautiful and the flowers in perfect bloom. We’ve arrived in Scotland at an unusual time. The Brexit vote was just over a week ago, and like many others, we were unpreparedContinue reading “First impressions of Edinburgh”

Murrayfield Road, our base of operations

Our apartment is a recently renovated three bedroom, one bath place on Murrayfield Road, and it suits us very well. We are a short walk from the bus into Princes Street, the center of the city, and only a couple of blocks from a bus that goes directly to a large Sainsbury’s, where we canContinue reading “Murrayfield Road, our base of operations”

Dealing with a sprained ankle in Edinburgh, update

After a week of rest, Jonathan’s ankle still hurt a lot. I crossed the street to the Murrayfield Medical Office and asked about options and was told to go to A&E at the Royal Infirmary. As I was looking up directions I found a reference to the “Minor Injury Clinic” at Western General Hospital andContinue reading “Dealing with a sprained ankle in Edinburgh, update”

Something got confused in Den/burgh or Edin/mark

More on having a sprained ankle….. There was a long walk between flights. Our first leg, Oslo to Copenhagen, landed at the end of one terminal. Our next leg left from the end of another terminal that also required passport check. I went ahead (a bad idea as it turned out) and then tried toContinue reading “Something got confused in Den/burgh or Edin/mark”