I underestimated the power of mother nature until I went to Scotland. Here’s the thing: even though I’ve spent a third of my life in an ice rink, I can’t stand cold weather. It’s so bad that even if it’s 90 degrees outside, i’ll be cuddling with a blanket in our car. I could handle London and knew that Edinburgh was going to be a bit colder. Little did I know that Scotland’s weather is nothing close to sunny skies. My friend even sent me a snapchat saying “That’s literally my favorite place in the world! Enjoy!” I replied with “It’s beautiful here but it’s so cold”. She said I’d get used to it eventually, but I never reached that point. My brothers went out with long sleeved shirts and hoodies, whereas I was fully equipped with thermals/inner shirt/long-sleeved shirt/hoody/winter jacket – And still, I was freezing.
Scotland is actually beautiful. It was even more interesting because I learned a bit of Scottish history back in primary school. I also had no idea that Robert Louis Stevenson (author of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) was Scottish! I learned this at our walking tour and although it was insightful, our limbs were numb by the end of the three hours. Can I just say though, that the food we ate was pretty solid. Chaoprya is a restaurant that served westernized versions of classic Thai dishes. Personally, I think the dishes could’ve been spicier, but I guess asians are more accustomed to spicy food. We also grabbed hot chocolate multiple times at Hotel Chocolat Cafe. If you’re at Edinburgh, please go there. Please. I promise, it will be the perfect cure to your numb fingers. The quality is perfect and it isn’t too sweet!
And that’s it for Edinburgh! Till next time 🙂