10 Things I Wish I’d Done in Scotland
Remember how I made plans to make the most out of my eight days in Scotland?
Well, I never got around to doing it. Between stuffing myself with kebabs almost to the point of explosion and showing up for the socials at nine every night, there was never enough time to sneak out of Edinburgh. So the only part of Scotland that I got to see was the Old Town. No regrets, though. It’s lovely, and the festival made sure we get to try all the tours available. We went on the Castle Tour, the Mary King’s Close Tour, the Old Town Tour, and the Whiskey Tour.
On my last day in Edinburgh, Khavn finally realizes his producer’s been toiling like a madwoman and haven’t been able to go wandering to the countryside as she’d planned to. So, he asked the festival to take me on a private tour of the nearest countryside. I got a car, a driver, and a guide all to myself–imagine that!
Unfortunately, I was really pressed for time. We never even made it to the countryside and dear Charlie (family name’s Stuart, I’m serious!) only got as far as Holyroodhouse and one of the private schools that served as the inspiration for Hogwarts before I asked him to drive me back to the festival venue.
Still and all, it was a wonderful trip. True, I never got to try these Must-Do’s on NatGeo’s list, but I did get to do a few others that were on the list, too. I’ll tell you about them in my travel blog. In the meantime, here’s hoping I get to visit Scotland again. You never know–it could happen!
I thought I’d see Paris only once in this lifetime, but I ended up going to Paris twice this year. Anything’s possible when you work hard and are kind, and you greet every morning with a spring in your steps. (In fact, it isn’t just the travel that’s coming full circle in my life. So, too, are relationships. The ex and I are good friends again and we even trade happy banter every time I talk to the kids! But, that’s another story altogether.)