Layover Life: Edinburgh, Scotland

Another day, another new city visited! This week, I was fortunate to be rostered a flight to Glasgow, Scotland.

Last time I was here, a friend of mine (who used to be crew) drove me up to Stirling and showed me around the quiet little town. This time around, I hopped on a train to Edinburgh with a few crew and visited Edinburgh Castle.

We arrived into town around 4:30pm in the evening, so we didn’t have much time to spend at the fortress. This is because everything tends to close down earlier in the city on Sundays. I snapped a couple pictures, took in the views and off we went again!

A bit of history for you- Edinburgh Castle has undergone a variety of events and sieges throughout its history, but archaeologists have yet to establish when exactly it was first occupied because its settlement is still unclear. Although it has largely been used as a military base and royal residence for centuries, what is known about its founding is that the castle has been there since at least the 12th century during the reign of David I, son of Saint Margaret of Scotland. 

Continuing on our journey, we made our way into a couple souvenir shops and finally, a grocery store to stock up on fresh fruits before catching the train back. The Fringe Festival was going on, but I left early to meet my friend for dinner back in Glasgow. In proper Scottish style, we ended up grabbing dinner at a pub not too far from my hotel. Chips and beer anyone?

Next Stop: Unknown!

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Spotted: Landing into London Heathrow

Incoming…!!!! My crew and I landed into London Heathrow this afternoon on board Emirates Airbus A380 A6-EDH! Fortunately for us, Nimalan Rudrakumaran captured the moment. If you look hard enough, you just might see me sitting beside door number two! 😜

Next Stop: Unknown!

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Layover Life: Manchester, United Kingdom

Well, I had planned to share with you what I got up to in Frankfurt, Germany BUT I ended up getting some much needed rest in my hotel room instead. SO, I made sure to get out and about on the layover that followed- Manchester, United Kingdom.

To be honest, before visiting I didn’t know much about the city. I try not to do a lot of research on the destinations I fly to just because I enjoy the element of surprise and adventure. My expectation for Manchester? Football fans. Football fans everywhere. Of course, this was NOT the case!

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Walking through the downtown core

With two other members of crew, we grabbed a map from our hotel concierge and boarded a complimentary bus to the nearest metro station. After wandering around for 20 minutes, we finally found the train that would take us to the downtown core. Directions aren’t my jam, but we made it to Manchester Arndale eh-okay!

Manchester has tons of amazing bars and restaurants, but we settled on a recommendation given to us by fellow crew- Burger & Lobster. For 20 pounds, we were given the option of either lobster, a burger or a lobster roll. Each came with fries, salad and a drink. Let’s just say it didn’t disappoint!

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The burger at Burger & Lobster was SO good!

Following dinner, we took a stroll through the ‘Central Retail District’. A few stops here and there, and we headed back to the hotel. Having a 24 hour layover is great, but a lot of that time is spent sleeping. At least it is on my watch!

Next Stop: Colombo, Sri Lanka!

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