This weeks Friday Photo is from Edinburgh, one of my favorite cities to visit. The Scots are frugal (they only fire the cannon to mark 1:00 instead of 12, as it saves ammunition), friendly, and have a hardy outlook on life. I’m convinced that loving bagpipes must be genetic, and I’m happy to have gotten that gene from my folks.
Unfortunately, the Royal Mile is now infested with a chain of cheap souvenir shops all selling the same imported trinkets and junk. If you look hard, you can still find locally owned shops selling authentic Scottish goods, and it’s well worth the effort.
On a better note, the cuisine in Edinburgh is improved immensely since my first visit. The foodies can rejoice – they used Scottish frugality and french techniques to create the most amazing dishes. For me, I’ll stick with pub food…and avoid the haggis!