FUN-video: Spectacular Scotland – Movie Trailer

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FUN-photos: Spectacular Scotland – Edinburgh

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  • Spectacular Scotland – The Royal Mile was all a frenzy with The Fringe festivities…world’s greatest platform for creative freedom…but the main reason we came was for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo…encompassing 26 military marching bands and dance troops from around the world. Beyond Spectacular!
  • Thrilled that Cinzia (sister) & Fabio joined us from Trieste, Italy and got to have dinner with Alex & Barbara…whom we met on our…“Slow Boat to Singapore” cruise in 2016.
  • Then we took two day trips…1st to St. Andrews…that included Anstruther & Falkland…where they film Outlander…2nd was to North Berwick…quaint coastal town…just 40 miles from Edinburgh…with the best lobster ever!

Trip Recap – Exceptionally Epic! But not without some avoidable disappointments…

…and one’s out of our control…like British Airways computers being down…

…the day we flew home…at least we had the lounge…and we didn’t miss our flight!

New Travel Motto: When it’s no longer FUN, we’re done!

Thank God our international bucket runneth over!

FUN-Travel: Spectacular Scotland – Edinburgh Wrap Up

August 26, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

  • Spent last day wandering around…

…taking in more Fringe…

…juggling…singing…miming…

“50 Shades of Shakespeare” actor

…& catching two comedy acts.

  • Then delightful dinner…

…of sumptuous sushi.

Kanpai

FUN-fact – Every evening serenaded by soothing sounds of bagpipes with grand fireworks finale!

Trip Recap – Exceptionally Epic! But not without some avoidable disappointments…

…and one’s out of our control…like British Airways computers being down…

…the day we flew back…at least we had the lounge…and we didn’t miss our flight home!

New Travel Motto: When it’s no longer FUN, we’re done! Thank God our international bucket runneth over!

FUN-travel: Spectacular Scotland – North Berwick

August 26, 2019 by · Leave a Comment 

  • Cinzia & Fabio planned taking off today…to tour more towns…

…but talked them into going to yet another…

…quaint coastal town…for lunch of fresh North Sea lobster…

…so tender you could cut it with a plastic fork! YUMMY!

  • Air thick with smell of salt…a few scattered sprinkles…

…and nice stroll down High Street…rounded out the day.

FUN-factNorth Berwick Golf Club is the 13th oldest golf club in the world and has hosted Final Qualifying for The Open Championship.

More FF – Met Brianna Do, from Long Beach, while walking on High Street who was in for the LPGA Championship that week.

FUN-travel: Spectacular Scotland – St. Andrews & Fife

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  • 1st stopAnstruther (known as ‘Ainster’ locally)…

…quaint cobbled streets…with seafront harbour.

  • 2nd StopSt. Andrews…home to third oldest university in Britain…

…with beautiful ruined castle perched on cliff…

…& known worldwide as the “home of golf.

The Old Course

  • 3rd stopFalkland – the Royal Palace dominates old village…

…with array of old cottages…on narrow winding streets…

Johnny Cash…commemorative plaque on bench at Brunton Green…

…his ancestors came from the Falkland area.

Brunton Green

FUN-fact – The popular series Outlander is filmed in Fife and Falkland was portrayed as the city of Inverness.

More FF – Used up all British Air miles for our tour! Our international bucket runneth over!

 

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