A couple of weekends ago some good friends and me went up to visit my brother at his new university in Edinburgh. Despite it being cold it was such a nice weekend. I was coming from Nottingham so picked up a friend who is studying in Leeds on my way. The others had the easy journey from London so all hoped on a train from there. We were greeted will hellos and hugs when we finally got to Edinburgh (How is it possible to be in the Midlands, so half way there, but it still take less time for the people coming from London!). First Port of call... Food! And not just any old food would do it had to be burgers. Having done the research we tootled off to a great little burger joint called Hollyrood 9a. Burgers galore. After studying the never-ending menu we all order our separate burgers with the brave opting to share a haggis one as extra. Each burger came with chips and coleslaw, all placed on a wooden board and served to you by a young lively Scottish girl. All the food was great, except the haggis. I can proudly say that will be the first and last time I will ever eat haggis. Sorry to any Scottish people out there, but I just don’t get it. It’s kind of gross.
After having our fill of burgers and on the boys part beers, we decided that this was as good of a time as any to brave the mess that was going to be my brothers room and halls. WOW. I thought my halls weren’t that bad but his. What greeted us as we opened his room was apart from the pile of dirty washing and unmade bed a flat screen tv, a working telephone and a king size bed! Talk about slumming it! He even has a cleaning lad who come in and does everything for him except washing. Hmmm. Luxury.
After mumming his room and doing some tidying we all decided that we should get some rest before our big night out.
For our big night be decided to hit up one of apparently Edinburgh’s best cubs and one of my bros and his friends favorites places to go Opal Lounge.
What we planed was going to be our crazy night out turned more into watching the people of Edinburgh go crazy! All in all we had a great night and stumbled home in the early morning having encountered some incredible Scottish people.
Before all heading in our separate directions we went for a big roast at The Dome restaurant, anyone looking for a extravagant setting to have a great roast for good money head here! With the huge flower arrangements and chandeliers it is truly spectacular
I love weekends away they always end up feeling way longer than just a couple of days, this one was especially great cause I got to see the bro too which is a bonus!
Now all we have to do is start planning where to go next!