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    Posted August 5, 2014 by
    St. Louis, MO, Missouri
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    Bonny Scotland

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    In my very short stay in Scotland, I managed to experience the majority of the nation.

    The weather was crisp and rainy in late November. My first day there, I walked around the city of Glasgow and enjoyed the Christmas Festival in St. Andrew's Square. Still having most of the day ahead of me, I decided to take a train to nearby Edinburgh to explore the castle and medieval city.

    Edinburgh castle was spectacular and gave me a glimpse of what life would of been like in the 12th century. The castle is also home to the oldest standing building in Edinburgh, St. Margaret's Church.

    The city was not complete without spooky tales from the underground vaults. These were dark places that were home to taverns, cobblers and tradesmen. It was also a place of illegal trade, drugs, and a final resting place for victims of serial killers.

    The next day, I took a day long tour from Glasgow all the way up through Inverness and onto a boat tour of Loch Ness. The dramatic scenery along the way of the gorgeous Highlands is something I could never forget.

    And of course the trip could not be complete without the amazing food. I experienced haggis and sticky toffee pudding for the first time which were both to die for. I also recommend a local Glasgow beer called West that I can honestly say is one of the best I've ever had.
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