Thursday, August 11, 2005

Scotland Wrap-Up

The second day in Edinburgh was just as great as the first. After my long post, but before the bar, we went to see a show called Plucked (link here). The best way I could describe it would be Tenacious D but a string trio instead of rock. It was excellent. Hilarious, and I would recommend to anyone to see it, but I don't know if they come to the states or not.

After the show, we went out to a bar and had a few drinks. That's where I typed the last post from the metal keyboard. Then it was bedtime, as we had to catch a train to London in the morning.

The train ride to London was nice. Uneventful but very pretty. It was a good way to see the country side. We arrived in London around 4 and got to the hostel not too long after. At the hostel we met up with one of PositiveMode's friends who I had not before met. He (P-Mode's friend) had already booked tickets for a Jack the Ripper tour of London at 7:30 or so, so we went on that. It met up by the London Bridge which was so cool to see in person as I'm sure you can imagine.

Then we went on the tour. It's not worth describing, because it sucked, and didn't really offer a chance to see anything other than some back alleys in London where Jack may or may not have committed a crime. I don't recommend it, unless you are a simpleton, and don't care what you do with your time.

That ended around 9:30 pm and we headed back to the hostel to change and go get dinner. I had suggested take-away Chinese, but that was declined by my two travelling partners, and so we instead walked around for an hour and a half looking for somewhere to eat. Most pubs in London (not all mind you, but the ones near where we are staying) close fairly early, i.e., 11ish, so finding food was more challenging than we thought. An hour and a half later, we ended up eating the chinese food that I had originally suggested. I suppose had I asserted my will earlier, I could have saved a lot of walking and complaining, but it was amusing none the less.

I will now attempt to fit all of today in one post. . . .

1 comment:

NegativeMode said...

We didn't meet at the London Bridge, as the London Bridge is currently in Arizona. We met up at the Tower Bridge for the Jack the Ripper tour. I don't know why I'm clearing this up now, 9 months later, but whatever.