Edinburgh in 3 Days

It's my first trip of the year and it was to not so sunny Edinburgh. As I'm writing this I'm on the train staring at all the stuff I got wondering if I even needed half of it. Well I got a new tote bag out of it all so I guess we'll say it was worth it. I took some time after exams to have a break before getting back to Uni to start semester 2 and thought I would share with you some of the things I did during my 3 days in Edinburgh.

The first thing was walking, so much walking. Honestly how my legs are still here after the amount of walking I did. We were up and down everywhere but honestly the views were worth it. It has a real city vibe to it but with everything being so close but high up it is a nice walk round the place. It was so nice to see everything and find some new places that I would never have gone if I went by myself. I luckily had my friend as an amazing tour guide. So it was very relaxed and full of laughs.

Shopping was a big thing for me, I mean when is it not. I love a good mooch around the shops and there are so many little knick knack shops that I had to run into every single. One that really stood out for me was Eden. Situated in Cockburn street it is a cute shop that does so many cute gifts. From mugs to cards to stuffed toys there was a bit of everything. I left this shop with a present for one person which i would like to applaud myself for as I was very close to buying so many things for myself.

Vintage shopping was also another exciting thing here. There are so many charity shops and vintage shops. I managed to go into Armstrongs and pop out with two new things. One being this amazing 60's a line dress. I will be working it into my wardrobe soon so stay tuned. And i managed to pick up this bright red Adidas jacket which was an amazing find. I've been after one for so long but i didn't really fancy paying the prices so when I saw this I ran for it straight away. They'll both be making an appearance on the Instagram soon.

Of course i got the souvenirs, it wouldn't be a proper trip if I didn't pick up a few magnets and keyrings. You won't struggle to find gift shops, on Princes Street there's about 6 dotted near each other so you'll be fine for souvenirs and those take home gifts.

Food wise I had a mix, I stuck to the classic Nando's which I know isn't exactly very touristy but I did also try a battered sausage and let me tell you I'm hooked on it. If you want to pop in somewhere for a good milkshake and even better food. Hula situated in Grassmarket is a cute little spot. They have a lot of dishes that can be made gluten free and vegan. I had the veggie chilli and let me tell you that is one of the best chilli's I have had in a long time.

Apart from all of this I just spent a lot of time exploring, It's great to wander around and find so many places. I didn't want to do a strict do this do that guide as my cup of tea may not be yours. These are the main things that stuck out for me and the bits of Edinburgh I experienced and recommend 100%.

Let me know if you've been to Edinburgh before or if you're off to anywhere soon. I've got Budapest coming up and I can't wait to go

Until next time, Chloe

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