I traveled to Edinburgh and participated in various activities. My friend had purchased tickets for ice skating, and while she was excited, I was happy too, despite not knowing how to skate.
Upon arrival, we were unexpectedly asked to buy additional tickets, even though the website had two options: one for Edinburgh Zoo and another for skating, and my friend had chosen the latter.
The website clearly stated that the skating ticket didn't grant access to the zoo, and we were fine with that. However, at the reception, Darcy informed us that we needed an Edinburgh Zoo ticket. This was confusing as the website only offered the option to buy the skating ticket separately, and it explicitly mentioned two separate tickets.
The skating area was at the other entrance. Although we requested Darcy to inform her manager, she came back and said the manager denied us entry. We knew she did not speak to anyone, so we insisted on a refund if we couldn't enter, but she claimed only the events team could process it. After calling a member of the events team, they let us inside and explained that on weekends, the zoo entrance was closed and there was a separate entrance for skating. But it was the weekend, and all we needed was to use the other entrance or get allowed inside to go straight inside the skating area, but Darcy did not mention this; instead, she insisted on us buying an extra ticket without attempting to clarify the situation or guide us to the correct entrance. She displayed a cold attitude and polite rudeness throughout. She has a nonchalant attitude and was silently giving off a wicked vibe.
When we went inside, we realised that it wasn't actually ice skating like they had advertised on the website. Instead, the floor had a smooth and slippery surface. One of the staff members at the skating rink mentioned to us that it costs a lot of money for them to maintain the frozen ice. Even though I'm not very good at skating, I still had a great time taking photos and videos. So, my friend had these skating boots that were just not comfortable at all. It was a real bummer. And to make matters worse, it started pouring rain out of nowhere. So, we quickly decided to find some shelter. Luckily, there were these art stands right beside the skating area, so we huddled up there to stay dry. After a little while, we decided to head over to the city centre to have some fun but I still got my jacket a bit wet.
I am wearing the Jack Wolfskin Kyoto Long Coat.
I had a delightful trip to Edinburgh and enjoyed some fun activities just before the cold season fully set in. Edinburgh is quite a bustling city with its historical buildings, Christmas market, and the captivating castle all in one spot, attracting many tourists. Since my schedule will become busier soon, I wanted to revisit Edinburgh and captured the moments through numerous photos taken in the cold. Walking around the mall, I tried out a new powder sample and blush, which I ended up buying. Overall, I cherished this little trip to Edinburgh.
Went for a brief stroll to Edinburgh Castle, but decided not to explore the interior. Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress in Scotland, is perched on Castle Rock—a site with human presence dating back to the Iron Age. The specifics of the early settlement remain somewhat mysterious.
This is me at the Edinburgh Art Gallery. I only explored the first floor before leaving. One enjoyable aspect, as I mentioned earlier, was experimenting with various makeup products and even making some purchases.
Glenmorangie is a whisky brand that crafts modern-style whisky tailored to the palates of younger individuals. The whisky boasts a vibrant calico red hue with notes of orange and sweetness, delivering a potent yet smooth taste. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the photo booth and engaging in lively conversations with the bartenders, even trying my hand at concocting a drink while playfully playing the role of a bartender.
I made a brief stop and had a meal at the M&S cafe. The croissant was delightful.
How did you spend your Friday? Wishing you all a lovely week!
Edinburgh is a city of subtle but profound enchantment. Just a single afternoon spent exploring its steep hills, historic architecture, and vibrant restaurants, cafes, and shops will provide you with a treasure trove of fond memories to look back on.
Whether you are visiting the capital on holiday or moving here to work or study, you will probably be keen to make the most of your time in the city and experience its most unique and unforgettable attractions. Here’s a helpful list of some of the best to get you started!
Watch The Sunset from Arthur’s Seat
If you have always wanted to climb up an extinct volcano – Edinburgh gives you the opportunity to do just that. Arthur’s seat rises 251m above sea level, surrounded by the lush lawns of Holyrood Park. It’s a relatively easy climb – or cycle if you have a bike available – and the views from the top are undeniably breath-taking.
Who knows – if you relocate to Edinburgh, this majestic spot could soon become a regular favourite. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to find out more about relocating to the city, including the question of removals in Edinburgh, to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Explore The Royal Botanic Garden
Nestled on the outskirts of the New Town, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is the perfect place to spend a sunny day, wandering through its lush glades and admiring its exotic horticultural delights, which hail from around the world.
It’s also an ideal spot to sit down with a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy picturesque views of
Edinburgh itself while the wind sighs gently in the boughs overhead and you plan the next stop on your itinerary.
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