11/2/15

SCOTLAND

edinburgh castle^

 while we were in scotland we took a full day to explore every nook & cranny of edinburgh & there are quite a few of them. the streets are incredibly twisty & midevil feeling, especially with the architecture throughout the old part of the city, which is where edinburgh castle is. honestly, edinburgh made me feel as though i was on the set for a harry potter movie, it easily could have been where the entire movie was filmed & it is no surprise to me that j.k. rowling wrote it while living there. there is a totally witch-y type vibe happening, you can see it so easily! speaking of j.k. rowling, we did our one geeky activity & went to the cafe that she is rumored to have written the majority of the first harry potter. it's called the elephant cafe & had pictures & figures of elephants everywhere, it's super cute & they had delicious hot chocolate.
our second day in scotland was spent driving through the highlands to glencoe valley, which i definitely would recommend. austin drove us there & he was pretty nervous, but he did an amazing job considering that we were on the opposite side of the road & car! i was impressed & really happy it wasn't me driving haha. glencoe valley has had a ton of different movie scenes filmed there (this part of harry potter & this part of james bond) & rightfully so, it was one of the coolest/prettiest drives i've ever seen. it's totally unlike anywhere i have ever seen & as fate would have it, cedar fell asleep on the drive so i litereally have 2 pictures of the actual valley. haha, but it's all good.

6 comments :

  1. AH THIS ALL LOOKS AMAZING! (and i totally obsess over elephants and HP, so pretty sure that elephant cafe is my dream come true.)

    you look so scottish-european-chic in your picture with braided hair, red lipstick, and a plaid shirt. now come back to the USA so that we can be friends in real life.

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    1. haha "scottish-european-chic", that is great, thank you! haha & yesssssss we need to become friends IRL!

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  2. So jealous! Edinburgh is my favourite city I've traveled to! Beautiful. Wish I could go back! I love all the pictures of Cedar exploring! I'm sure he will treasure these memories forever.

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    1. ah, it is really so pretty there! i'm happy you loved your time there. i try to take a million photos of cedar everywhere we go cause i know he's going to say that he didn't go anywhere in his life cause he doesn't remember it... lol, thats what i always used to say to my mom!

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  3. Oh gosh, what a dream!! I want to go to Ireland someday. & that cafe where JK Rowling did the thing... that's just a cherry on top!

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  4. stunning. and, like you, i would have lost my movie-loving mind driving the hp/bond highway. absolutely gorgeous.

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