[Day 63] Scotland for Dummies

When we first arrived in Edinburgh, as an introduction to Scottish culture, they had us sit and listen to two gentlemen in suits talking in a monotonic Scottish accent for 4 hours. They had powerpoint slides and everything, and they just read things off the slides like tenured professors who have stopped giving a flying duck.

I went out looking for water but before I knew it, I was walking to the nearby ice cream shop and ordered myself a nice, mouthwatering scoop. When I came back, Delenn whispered: “My god you missed it. This guy just read Scottish words off a dictionary for half an hour. Every time he finished a word I thought he would stop, but he just kept going.”

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Unrelated photo but I took this in Scotland and it’s pretty

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[Day 63] Scotland for Dummies

[Day 52] Sun sighted in Edinburgh

Today, thousands of locals flocked to the streets to witness what was considered the first sighting of the sun in Edinburgh since the Great Miss Sunshine in 2001. According to several eyewitnesses, the sky was lit up blue for more than two hours from 11am to 1.10pm, Friday, July 1, 2016. The leaves dried up and suddenly, the locals realized that the leaves were of a cheerful shade of grey, not just a sad shade of grey.

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[Day 52] Sun sighted in Edinburgh

[Day 49] Day at the zoo

So I went to Edinburgh zoo today–you can’t be in Edinburgh without seeing its famous penguin parade–and I was telling Jonas about the giant panda I saw at the zoo.

Me: “I kid you not. That panda is awake for only 8 hours but poops 50 times a day.”

Jonas: “That sounds like a pretty shitty life to me.”

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[Day 49] Day at the zoo