Epic European Cycle : 2015-07-02 : Edinburgh - Planning/Rest Day

Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Notes Actions
Reminder Dawn Departs Air Canada 1905 8:20 am $0.00
Reminder Bookings and Plans Spend some time making the required bookings and plans around Beth's time, and to get us back to Frankfurt. $0.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Hike Holyrood Park $0.00 0.00 0.00
Sight See Salisbury Crags $0.00
Sight See Calton Hill $0.00
Sight See The Canongate Tolbooth $0.00
Type Name Description Restaurant Cost Notes Actions
Lunch Pancho Villa's $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Bed and Breakfast Carolina Villalba Roldan AirBnB Edinburgh $249.00 This person COMPLETELY SCREWED US OVER. She decided, when she hadn't heard from us by 3PM today (I e-mailed her at 7AM) that I'd "changed my mind" about staying with her and left town. I was billed two nights of the three regardless.

3 nights. $83/night
75/3 Cowgate
+44 7960 604084
Hostel Brodie's Hostel Booking.com Edinburgh $72.00 93 High Street

Trip Log

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And just like that, it's over. We all got up before 5AM today to leave Dawn's hostel-mountain-chalet to make sure she gets to her 8:20AM flight. We walked down to the car park... annnnnnnnnd... it's locked up. Uh-oh. We hadn't planned on that. I waited by the car entry while Dawn and Brent explored in either direction for a way in. Dawn found a way in... but thennnnnnnnnn... no way to get the car exit door open. Finally she got that sorted as well and she was on her way. Good thing we'd built in lots of slack time.

Brent and I walked up the street to see about getting into our hostel to dump our luggage off, but it is also locked up. So, we walked down the street to where I had located a Laundromat. The Laundromat opens at 8AM, so we at some yogurts on the park bench, and now we're enjoying a coffee in Starbuck's until 8:00.

I set aside today for chores and planning, and so far, it is on track. Yay!
We finished our planning and chores early today, so we climbed the hill at Holyrood Park up to the Salisbury Crags for a great view of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle. Calton Hill is kind of a weird hodge podge of stuff to see from Holyrood Park. I said it looked like a "wonders of the world" mini golf park. Brent said, "it's Scotland. It could be a full-sized 'wonders of the world' golf course."
We had lunch at Pancho Villa's Authentic Mexican restaurant. I haven't been tracking meals and restaurants on this trip, because I haven't really been wow'ed by anything... until now. The food at Pancho Villa's is AMAZING! We highly recommend this restaurant. It's on the Royal Mile, closer to the Holyroodhouse Palace end than the Edinburgh Castle end.