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Edinburgh Scotland

{travel diary} Edinburgh. Chapter 1.

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I admit that Scotland has not been at the top of my European destinations, it’s been unfairly overlooked while I had my eyes on Paris and Barcelona.  However, as entertainers, Apollo Robbins and I sometimes get to visit places that pleasantly surprise us and question our assumptions about the world.  Edinburgh was one of these.

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The famously temperamental weather of Scotland was rather generous to us and it only poured one out of the four days we were there.  I found myself actually embracing the clouds and moodiness of Scotland’s climate.  There is a beautiful contrast between that understated grey and the rich history in Edinburgh’s architecture and the lush green of its nature.

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Edinburgh is a city of shifting skies, of changing vistas, and of lovely surprises.  Surprises that wait for you around the turn in the form of a beautiful and mysterious alley (The Scottish call them Close) or the bright smiles on the friendly faces of strangers, ready to welcome you with that famously charming Scottish accent and pour you some local whiskey.

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It’s quite an understatement to say that Edinburgh captured my soul and refused to let go.  What that gorgeous city lacks in sunshine, it makes up in abundance of heart, nature, and storied possibilities.

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  • Irene Vu

    amazing photos! do you mind tell me what kind of camera you used to capture these pictures? thank you!

    • Ava Anhdao

      Hi Irene, I used a Canon 5D MarkII with a 24-70 mm lens