I am just catching up on a few posts that I wrote but couldn't actually post because I had no internet.
Friday January 27th, 2012
I am sitting in my hostel bed in Edinburgh right now. I have been dealing with shaky internet connections since arriving to the UK, but this hostel takes the cake right now! (Otherwise I have no complaints so far—the hostel itself is huge and cozy and incredible, I got TWO pillows, and the showers are superior. I actually took pictures for anyone who cares.)
This was taken from the bathroom window of the hostel!
The past few days haven’t been too bad. I put together a last minute trip to Scotland and moved about half of my stuff to my new house, so when I return on the 1st of February I can go directly to my new room and stop hostelling! I am excited mostly for having more room, a place to organize my stuff, and privacy. The hostels really haven’t been as bad as I was anticipating, but you know, nothing beats a spot to really call your own.
Pictures from the ceiling of the train station.
I can’t really say too much about Edinburgh yet, aside from that it is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. And all of the tiny souvenir shops make me want to unload my money in ways souvenir shops in London do not. They just seem more authentic and kitschy and excellent... So we’ll see about that one.
I have a few pictures, but they’re pretty scattered. I am going on a day trip to the Highlands tomorrow so expect some big picture posts coming up!
I haven’t been able to get any good chats in with my family members this week, in part because of the rough internet but also because I’ve been really busy! It makes me sad but I know once I get settled and have reliable internet it’ll get better and easier. Now all that has to fall into place is the job! I have a few “leads” but I won’t say anything else until something concrete happens.
Here are a bunch of pictures of the awesome hostel I am staying at.
First meal in Edinburgh. Mmmmm.
Friends and family: Thanks so much for the blog comments, they really truly brighten my days. I miss all of you sooo much so the tiniest comments help me feel connected and less homesick, and loved, so keep it up please J.