Preview of Jojomo's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: www.travelpod.com This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Edinburgh, United Kingdom Entry Title: "Edinburgh and Kippen" Entry: "Caught the train up to Scotland at the crack of dawn and watched the beautiful scenery go by. Had to carry my extremely heavy bag up the hill to the old part of Edinburgh – note to self, will have to chuck/send stuff home else I will have serious back problems on my return to oz. The backpackers I stayed in was really great – clean, friendly, and right opposite the Castle. Edinburgh is so beautiful. Many more proficient and expressive writers than me have described its charms so I won't exhaust my superlatives here. Suffice to say, when I was walking back to my hostel over the bridge towards the old town, with the sun coming through the clouds to shine over the castle, the ancient buildings and the gorgeous greenery that stretched out around and beyond the city, I got chills. Went on a three hour free walking tour (the guides survive on tips alone), which was surprisingly informative and really well done. Discovered more and more that the town is packed full of Aussies – the first guy I spoke to on the tour was from Blacktown, and, when hearing I was from Castle Hill, expressed his condolences to me that the Tav had shut down. Cooked my first hostel meal (mmm, rice with tuna and tomatoes), and then was convinced by these <b>…</b>

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