Over a year ago while studying abroad in London, a group of us decided to escape the city for the day. We booked our train tickets, packed our bags, and headed out to Brighton. The train ride was only about an hour long, which gave us just enough time for some snoozing before we were off exploring the streets and alleyways of the little seaside town. Our first stop was lunch at Terre a Terre, a vegetarian restaurant with the most amazing food. I didn’t get any pictures of my meal but I remember that I ordered the special of the day and I would definitely recommend stopping by!
Our next stop was, maybe obviously, the beach.
Our second day in Edinburgh was much more relaxed than our first. And by that, I mean that we hung out at The Elephant House for about three hours journaling and reading for our Literature classes. Does anyone know which author first began to write her magical book series in The Elephant House?? [Hint: the main character’s name rhymes with Larry Hotter!]
Our first stop after leaving our hostel that morning was the Palace of Holyroodhouse, which is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland (aka Queen Elizabeth I, who I saw earlier this summer!). The palace is located at the end of the Royal Mile opposite Edinburgh Castle and is situated right next to Arthur’s Seat.
While studying abroad in London last year, a few friends and I made a trip up to Edinburgh, Scotland for the weekend. We hadn’t done much research about what to do ahead of time (which is totally uncharacteristic for me since I’m usually very on top of things while traveling), so we didn’t really have any idea what was in store for us that lovely weekend. One thing that I really enjoyed was that although Edinburgh is a big city, it had a much more laid-back feeling which was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of three months in London.