Sept 25 (Sat): Stayed back one more day in Edinburgh after our 3-days tour and walked around the city for an entire day. Edinburgh is 'small' enough for us to cover most of the attractions by foot in one day. =) Initially we were planning to take the free walking tour but decided not to coz it would be faster if we walked ourselves...besides Edinburgh is quite a safe city for us to explore ourselves with a map. :p
Stayed at Royal Mile hostel for a night. The staff were really nice and helpful...we had to check out early but coz we were only leaving at night...they allowed us to store our bags and take a shower before we headed to the coach station for our night bus. =)
St. Giles Cathedral
Saw someone getting married at the Parliament House and managed to get a picture with the bagpiper.
Edinburgh University...the Law & Medicine faculty.
Greyfriars Kirk & Cemetery
Edinburgh Castle...we didn't go in though.
The castle looks nicer from this view...beautifully sitting on the mountain.
We just simply walked and passed by this nice slope.
The lady in red skirt was our dorm mate...found out about this dance & live music thingy from her.
Princess Street Garden between the old town & new town. As usual, I was doing my crazy jumpshots again. :p
The Scott Monument
Along Princess Street...shopping area in Edinburgh.
Old Calton Cemetery...so many cemeteries in Edinburgh.
Going up Calton Hill...The Nelson Monument & Dugald Stewart Monument in the background.
The National Monument...memorial to those who died fighting for the UK in the Napoleonic Wars...looks like the Parthenon in Athens.
Great view of Edinburgh city from Calton Hill =)
More picturesque scenery from the hill...Arthur's Seat is the mountain in the background.
The New Parliament House & Robert Burns Monument...I'm basically just taking photos of the exterior of different buildings...haha! :p
The Holyrood Palace...not Hollywood. :p Queen Elizabeth II spends a week here every summer.
Along High Street. The little boy in in kilt was so cute!!
Night photos of the city as we were heading to the coach station for our night bus back to London.
I'm now back in London...resting one day before our next journey...16 days Europe tour...gonna be visiting many nice places in 8 countries so more pictures to come. :p Barcelona & Valencia pictures are still pending...haven't got time to work on them yet...hope I can make some progress today...hehe! :p This 4 months journey is gonna be ending soon...gonna be back in M'sia in 19 days...woohoo!!! =)