A spontaneous trip to Edinburgh

Recently, I found a great deal for flights to Edingburgh and spontaneously decided to book a trip there. So, after my trip to Madrid beginning of April, I was on the way to the airport again.

On April 30, I had a late flight from Copenhagen to Edinburgh, and when I finally made it to the hostel, it was already shortly after midnight. The following morning, I woke up early as one of my roommates was snoring. But since the sun was already shining, it wasn’t that bad, and this way, I had even more time to discover Edinburgh and walked across the city until I got to Cairngorm Coffee, where I had breakfast.

As I was traveling alone and am always up for meeting new people, I asked Alice, who’s currently doing an exchange semester in Edinburgh, if she would like to meet up for coffee. And although we’ve never met before, she agreed. So after breakfast, we met up and spent a few hours just walking around the city, and thereby, Alice also showed me the best places and her favorite spots in the city. 

After spending some time together, she dropped me off at the meeting point for the upcoming Potter Trail. The tour is a free walking tour through Edinburgh, where you visit those places that inspired J.K. Rowling for writing the Harry Potter books. As I had already walked nearly 18 kilometers a day and thus, really needed some rest, I went back to the hostel. On the way back, I only grabbed some food and decided to spend the rest of the day in my bed.

On my last day, I first had breakfast at the hostel. And although it was raining in the morning, I decided to walk to Arthur’s Seat anyways and passed by the Scottish Parliament and the Place of Holyroodhouse on the way there. In the afternoon, the sky cleared, and by the time I finally made it to Edinburg Castle, the sun was shining again. Later, I met Alice again at the café MILK, and we had a great time together and also talked about what a fun experience it was to meet up with a stranger. Then, Alice went with me to the bus stop nearby, where I took the bus back to the airport. And a few hours later, I made it back to Denmark again.

I have to say, Edinburgh definitely was one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to, and this trip was a great experience in many ways. I not only met up with a stranger, but I also traveled alone and stayed at a hostel for the first time. And lastly, I also not only had a low-cost but also a great holiday at the same time.

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