Last day and last post of the UK trip, this time a whole day in Dublin. Being in Dublin, had to play tourist and visit the Guinness brewery. Also swung by Trinity Library and saw Brian Boru's harp which dates back to as far as 14th-15th century.
Our second and only full day in London, we first traveled to our old stomping grounds around Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Later we went to Mercato Metropolitano to meet with Marcel and one of his owners while wrapping up the day at the nearby Tate Modern museum. Gonna try to cram everything in one post, so early apologies for the length of this one.
One thing I really appreciated about London was the popularity of traditional neon signage. I do wish they were more common here in the States, though some of the language that was used should probably stay in UK…
Some good ole guerilla marketing along with an amazing book store, will definitely need to remember it next time I go back.
Finally getting out of Scotland, we hopped onto the train and headed down to our old British stomping round, London.
Wrapping up the final day in Scotland with a trip to Calton Hill.
For the last full day in Scotland, we wanted to go to the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh so Michelle could be more inspired for our own garden that she’s been expanding at our place. Fortunately the weather continued to be on our side and gave us blue (frosty) skies for the whole day, so we also went up to Calton Hill.
First full day within Edinburgh. Many places were still closed as it was January 1st, but fortunately a Mexican restaurant and the National Museum of Scotland managed to be open so we spent most of our time sticking to the inner city.
After dropping off the rental at the airport, we headed into Edinburgh where we’ll be staying for the next few days. Fortunately it seemed that we arrived just before the crowd rush for the New Year’s celebration, so after checking into our hotel we wandered around the city for a while as we awaited the count down.
Day two was probably our most eventful day of the trip, so I’ll be splitting it into two posts. First up, wrapping up driving through the highlands.