During the first half of this week, Dora, Matthew, and I enjoyed 3 days in Edinburgh, Scotland (Daniel and Panka stayed behind for school with Dora’s mom). Dora’s brother works in Edinburgh; fortunately for us he works in one of the city’s finest hotels, which means we could live in luxury at a reduced rate. Much like our trip in Slovenia, our hotel room came with a prime view, in this case of the Edinburgh castle.
On Tuesday, we visited the castle, which consists of a series of buildings, some of them
museums devoted to Scotland’s military history, others memorials and chapels. Still other buildings harken back to the days when the castle served as home to Scotland’s royalty; you can even find the crown jewels of Scotland on display in one of the castle buildings.
One of our favorites was a set of rooms tucked underneath the castle, which formerly served as quarters for prisoners of war. The rooms gave a feel for what it must have been like, and there were also some interesting stories about life in and escapes from the prison.