I arrived in Edinburgh on the 28th of March and Julie and I ate dinner at Dusit, a fantastic Thai restaurant. We shared two appetizers and one main dish: fish cakes, spring rolls, and prawn Pad Thai. Everything was really good, but we both felt the fish cakes could've been a better texture. Overall, A+ meal. From there we went to Tiger Lily, a hotel/bar/restaurant that is decorated in the cutest color scheme and decor. It's a slick black, pink and silver theme but the pink is in small doses and thus doesn't look uber annoying or cloying as pink can tend to look IMHO. We decided to get the fondue for dinner to share (as I ordered it the waiter goes: "I'm not sure I get what you're getting at".. which was hilarious, as I was simply ordering an item off their menu but alas we got our fondue and drinks). The chocolate itself was so-so surprisingly, but the items that you dip were all yummy. Their signature cocktail was absolutely vile though. It tasted like cherry cough syrup and had egg whites in it- which we didn't notice until later. We sent them back and got a bramble and a bellini, respectively.
|Tiger Lily decor|
|Want fondue now!|
|Cheers to 21!|
|Tiger Lily, loungin'|
After that we headed out to some pubs just to check out the scene.We saw a bit of live music and met some odd characters. Julie lied to a creepy guy who wanted to have her drink his drink by sarcastically saying she "was an alcoholic and couldn't drink." 'Twas funny. From there we just called it a night.
|J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter here|
|He want dat cake|
After that we went to dinner and decided to go to a sushi place that she and Serra had been to before called Kanpai. It was sooo good! We got the salmon maki roll, the dragon roll and the soft shell crab roll. Flawless sushi and I liked the way the served each roll separately. Was so amazing!
|Spotted: with nuts in hand.|
|Classic at tea shot|
|Loch Ness rawrrr|
|Do you see the monster?|
|Alan, our guide, being stoic|
We decided to eat at a small Italian place called Gennaro on a whim and got mussels (my first time trying them - I like! Reminded me of shrimp scampi, but weirder looking), margherita pizza, and salads. That night we stayed in and watched movies, which was tons of fun as per usual.
|Mussels in white wine sauce|
|So good mate|
|Beauty in a bite|
For dinner we went to Tex Mex II, a Mexican place not far from the Thai place we went to a few days before. We shared guacamole and a strawberry-mango margarita half pitcher. Then for my entree I ordered the enchilada with prawns while Julie got the taco salad. Our food was really good! Def Tex-Mex more than anything, but good.
|$12 for Lucky Charms. SMH.|
|Yes, darling. It's all the rage to stand like so under streamers.|
|Glittery shortbread masterpiece|
|Ay ay ay~|
|Tho beathifulll lolz - this dress is... odd.|
Later that night we hung out with her flatmates and some other students in her building and went to this guy's birthday party thing. We didn't end up going out anywhere afterwards, but we had fun hanging out there. I met some Canadian girls who go to university with Liberty from Degrassi (lol forever).
|With Julie's flatmate and friend|
The next day we were *supposed* to go to Glasgow for a day trip, but when we both woke up we were tired and lazy. I wasn't dying to go there, and it was £10 to go (and an hour away) just to browse the same shops that you find anywhere in the UK, so I wasn't that upset when we decided not to go or anything. We ended up eating at a Lebanese place for lunch called Beirut Palace or something to that effect and got falafel sandwiches and fresh lemonade. The lemonade was fantastic! In the UK, lemonade is equivalent to Sprite/Sierra Mist/7 Up, while what they call cloudy lemonade is more similar to American lemonade. It was nice to get fresh lemonade as I hadn't had it in ages! After lunch we headed back to her flat and spent the day watching movies and just taking it easy. We ordered Chinese takeout for dinner and called it a night!
Once I got back to London I had a bit of a journey from the airport to my flat and once I finally made it back home my door was oddly jammed and my key wouldn't let me in. It was so weird and I was confused and tired and had to wait for them to come and try to fix my door. Let's hope it doesn't continue to give me problems, as that's not really ideal. Anyway, that's it for now! I have to spend all of Tuesday packing before I head out again on Wednesday for Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague and Budapest! Whew! Cheers x.
Quick video we filmed from our tour bus: