Day 4 of our European Adventure! We woke up at the flat we shared with an extremely nice English family and got ready for our outing. We started with Espresso (clearly) at the Brew Lab in Edinburgh and headed towards the middle of town.
The Brew Lab: I loved the periodic menu.
Next, a walk around town and a trip to the Art Museum. We saw an amazing impressionist display by Van Gogh, Daubigny, and Monet.
Layers and layers of paint.
The museum! This was a must.
Outside of the museum. We would have taken more photos inside, but… we were not allowed. Dang security! We then wandered around a bit, before going to the Castle for a tour.
Amazing pizza for lunch, street performers, coffee artists, and alley graffiti.
Next was the Edinburgh Castle tour. What a monumental and historic place to go! I mean, Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth here…
Pretty sure we are standing in the arena where they had jousting battles.
To quote Hermione Granger via Harry Potter 3: “Is that what my hair looks like from behind?” Didn’t realize I was so curly!
Scottie dog cookies in the Castle Cafe.
The famous IRN BRU. It tastes like orange soda had a baby with bubble gum. Still don’t get why Scotland is so obsessed with this drink. It’s the number one soda in Scotland and considered “Scotland’s other national beverage” aside from Whiskey.
After the castle, we HAD to do the Scotch Whisky Experience. We read about it before we went there, and it did not disappoint! It was like a theme park ride, with barrel cars you got into, and you got a guided tour from a “ghost” teaching you all about how whiskey is made.
Our ghost tour guide! He showed up to teach us all about whiskey.
In the tasting room!
Our scratch and sniff cards. Yes, I kept mine. Yes, it still smells great. (Bring me that Speyside!)
The room of 3000+ whiskey bottles!
We left the Scotch Whisky Experience feeling great (for obvious reasons) and headed to find some food to fill our newly boozed stomachs.
I don’t smoke. But Sean Connery is my vote.
Dinner at the Last Drop was amazing, and this place was not named for the last drop in the bottle, but the last public hanging site in this neighborhood… Needless to say, this place was haunted.
Last, but NOT least, we found a Big Lebowski’s themed bar! An entire menu of White Russians, American music, and Lebowski art, YES.
A little window display we passed on the way back to the flat for a good night’s sleep!