Edinburgh Day One

We got up at an ungodly hour today and finalized the packing and personal hygiene measures n order to greet our AirportLiner driver outside the door of our apartment building promptly at 3:40. We got to Munich airport pretty smoothly despite dense fog and Autobahn closures due to accidents. Boarded, and then slept our way to Amsterdam.

How many of you go through Asterdam fairly regularly? That place seems to be a disaster whenever you have to transfer from B terminal to D, E, F, G, or H — incurring a passport check by Dutch immigration — which is like every dang time. In reality, the lines weren’t that terribly long to wait through. We didn’t shuffle toward the desk for more than 10 minutes. But it sure was chaotic and stress-inducing to have all those lines open and be so far back from their points of orign as to not be sure whether you were in the EU Passports or All Passports line.

Getting to downtown Edinburgh via the public airport shuttle bus was very easy — even fun. We rode a double-decker with friendly and welcoming periodic announcements from the bus driver.

We checked in at our rental apartment and set out to explore on foot. First stop: Waterstone’s book store, to snag a travel guide.

Then, to Marks & Spencer Simply Food for lunch fixins. They have a lot of neat stuff there! Parsnip chips and blueberry/pomegranate water, but what really caught my eye were these:

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Scotch Eggs. I had been curious about them for over a year, ever since watching Keith indulge in one for snack The Office. Verdict: not bad, but cetainly not good for you. Had to try them just once.

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While out stretching our legs after all the travel today, I snapped these:

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