Exploring Edinburgh

 Back in August, Max and I went to the south of France to visit his family. However our flight was super early in the morning (7am, brutal) and we were flying from Edinburgh airport so I planned out a little surprise for Max and it just so happened to be his birthday the day we were flying out.
Unbeknown to him, I had booked an overnight stay in a hotel and arranged for us to have dinner in the city. But we had some time to spare so we wandered around for a while, soaking up the atomosphere of the Fringe Festival.

 

 

 We had planned on visiting the famous Mary’s Milk Bar on the Grassmarket, but the line was literally up to the castle. Which was very disappointing as I really wanted one of those hot chocolates – have a look here.
Instead we went to a little French cafe (very apt) for some coffee and hot chocolate. Almost everywhere in the city was packed with people, so it was very lucky we found somewhere to sit.

 

I was wearing this dress from French Connection which I absolutely love. A woman actually stopped me in the street to ask where I had bought it which kinda made my day. However I still haven’t mastered the whole ‘blogger pic’ pose…

 

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I had booked dinner in Chaophraya – their Edinburgh branch is really special. It is at the top of a building and is mostly glass meaning that you have the best view of the castle. I would highly recommend going early before your booking to get some drinks in their lounge/bar – if it’s a nice day (like it was for us) they remove the roof and it feels more like a bar in the Mediterranean rather than Edinburgh.

 

 

The food is amazing at Chaophraya, if you like Thai food you will love it there. I forgot to take pictures of the food, but we were really just enjoying the experience of being there (the castle is on the other side of us in this picture). The staff even brought out a free piece of cheesecake with a candle and sang happy birthday to Max.
All round, a successful mini-trip. Although the 4am wake up call the next day was really not fun. I will be putting up lots of new posts soon about our trip to France and also excitingly, Canada. I’m actually living in Montreal for the next year on exchange so I’ve been trying to settle in for the past few weeks, meaning blogging has taken a back seat.

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