What is up, dear ego.trippers? I will tell you what is up: Edinburgh! Yes sir, Edinburgh has got it going on, no? Have you ever been? For me it’s been a long time, but I couldn’t remember telling you about this trip. So I used the search function at the top of this page. The result was satisfying: no story yet on Edinburgh. I wonder how I could’ve forgotten about Scotland’s capital.

Actually it was an email from Air France that triggered this blogpost. You see, they offered a few promotions from Antwerp airport via London City to a few other destinations (and one of those destinations was Edinburgh). Which means I should go back soon. Honestly, Antwerp Airport is about a fifteen minute drive from my place, plus it offers free parking. And because it’s so small, you can still check in twenty minutes before departure.

Anyway, about Edinburgh. When I first visited this city, I didn’t really know what to expect. But rapidly it became obvious that the Scottish capital is well worth a visit, two visits or even three visits! The city itself is quite beautiful. Castles, mountains, churches, other old stuff (who knows what all those pillars are), parks, views, … Yes, the.ego.tripper gives the thumb up. Two actually.

The bar life/nightlife in Edinburgh is quite entertaining and during the day you can sleep it off in one of the many fine hotels or walk it off on the green hills of the city. Perfect, isn’t it? Just beware of drunken boxing. They’ve got some big dudes in Edinburgh who will kick your ass if you look at them in the wrong way. I even witnessed some drunk fighting between two groups of middle-aged men, going at each other with bottles. Although, to be fair, there was a religious march going on in the city, which probably caused some agression.

Oh, one more thing. If you happen to go out drinking in Edinburgh, don’t forget to eat a fried Mars bar in one of the fish and chips shops. Sounds disgusting, feels disgusting, but afterwards you’ll go: ‘That wasn’t too bad actually!’


(pictures the.ego.tripper/foter/google)

the.ego.tripper loves family resorts, bingo, kids peeing in the pool, breakfast buffets, hotel animation, tourist traps and group day tours.

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