Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities, and it’s even more special when it’s covered in Christmas lights. I had daydreamed about visiting this year with Husband but ran out of time before Christmas. And then out of nowhere, I was called to the Scottish capital for a work event which would require an overnight stay. I only got a couple of hours to wander around, but it was enough to tide me over until my next visit. Just.
The flight to Edinburgh was easy, albeit a little delayed. From the airport, I jumped on the tram which deposited me very close to my hotel on Princes Street. I had an amazing view from my room, but wanted to go straight out to see the lights on George Street. I’d seen the Street of Light in 2016 and they’re just as magical now, surrounded by other beautiful buildings that have been covered in decorations.
After a quick burger from the Boozy Cow, I messed about taking photos through my open hotel room window, and then had to take a long hot shower – it was incredibly cold and I was struggling to warm myself up!
The following day after a very constructive morning, I had a couple of hours to kill before my flight back so marched around the beautiful city to absorb as much as I could. Of course, I had to visit Hannah Zakari as I do each time I’m in Edinburgh, but decided not to buy myself anything as I had very limited luggage space. I visited the Christmas market which had so many amazing stalls, all the food so tempting. But with the cold getting to my bones, I jumped back on the tram to get to the airport (which was lucky as security at the airport was chaos).
My time in Edinburgh was fleeting but just as enjoyable as my other trips. I’ll definitely be back in 2019.