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  • Day84

    DK of NSGB & NI

    July 19, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Back in the Disunited Kingdom of not so Great Britain & Northen Ireland for a few days...

    With Brexit in full flow it is not too far a streatch to imagine a bunch of new countries coming to these green and pleasant islands soon. England & Wales together but alone in the world, Scotland & Northern Ireland independant and part of the Scandinavian bloc and remaining in the EU and the City State of London, more powerful than all of them but equally alone; surrounded as it would be by the English & Welsh country :-)

    A fortified customs border between England and Scotland... a new Hadrians Wall? A road bridge connecting Scotland & N Ireland? A Walled London with a Tunnel from the City to the Channel Tunnel?

    The Celtic Union, Waland (or Enges) and the European City State of London

    The mind boggles...

    Some fascinating Infographic maps and commentary here: http://geographical.co.uk/places/mapping/item/1805-cartogram-special-brexit
    and here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/06/24/world/europe/how-britain-voted-brexit-referendum.html
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  • Day3

    Scenes from Edinburgh

    August 18, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 57 °F

    After missing a night's sleep yesterday, we slept in this morning, then took a walk to find lunch. We're quite good at getting lost; the curving streets that change names several times don't help. Despite their reputation for being "dour" the Scots are very friendly once you approach them. So when lost, we just ask someone, which often turns into a conversation.
    This evening, we met the rest of the members of our tour. There is a range of ages: more toward the "mature" end, but as young as a high school senior. They seem a fun bunch, and we're looking forward to getting to know them.
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  • Day2

    Edinburgh at last!

    August 17, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 59 °F

    Due to our four hour delayed arrival, there were no gates available at EDI, so we had to wait for stairs to be brought for deplaning, then wait for bus to take us to Customs. Because we weren't at the regular Customs entry, no electronic Global Entry, so a long line to get through. But, with the worst of the travel behind us 🤞, we had a wonderful taxi driver and arrived at our hotel. The Bonham is charming and quaint, and the bed was the best thing we'd seen after our journey. Time for a rest, a shower, then off to the Royal Military Tattoo.Read more

  • Day2

    Wow! Just Wow!

    August 17, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 59 °F

    We wound our way along the wynds and closes to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade, where the Royal Military Tattoo is performed nightly in August. What a spectacle! The Tattoo is not only a gathering of some of the world's best pipe bands, but includes military bands, singers from Malawi Girls School, mariachis and Aztec dancers from Mexico, Czech dancers, an amazing Swiss drumline drill team, a Colonial fife and drum corps, the US Air Force precision rifle team, and even horseback bagpipers from Oman. It is all accompanied by fireworks, light and laser effects. At the end, a lone piper stands highlighted against the dark sky on the battlements at the top of the castle. Goosebumps!Read more

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