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Aug 21, 2016 - Dundee - UPDATE

I forgot to tell you that my friend, Mike, was the winner of the contest to identify the so-called "look a like" stairs from Edinburgh. He correctly identified them from the movie Exorcist 1. He will get a prize of my choosing. Congrats Mike. Yea, I survived my first day of driving on the left! Actually, the driving part was not bad at all. Rather, getting used to driving a manual shift left handed too a bit of getting used to, especially because it is a "six on the floor" versus just four gears + reverse. Don't ask how many times I stalled...

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Jul 13, 2015 - Sunderland to Dundee (Broughty Ferry)

July 13 We enjoyed our very pleasant stay with Joyce and Chris and hope that it is not too long before we see them again. We had breakfast and left around 9:00 a.m. to travel northward to Scotland. It was raining slightly when we left Sunderland, but as we drove toward Berwick on Tweed, the weather improved for our first stop of the day. In Berwick, we walked around the downtown, did a little shopping and ate a light lunch at a small cafe before driving on to St. Andrew’s. Nearing St. Andrews we followed the special events signage to the...

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May 13, 2013 - Dundee

On the Monday we decided to take the train to Dundee just to explore a different direction. Without a rental car we would not be able to tour Royal Deeside or any of the royal palaces, so this was our compromise. The weather was cold and wet, as was most of our week in Scotland. First stop was the McManus Art Gallery & Museum, another fabulous Scottish museum comprised of several galleries with various works of art and culture. We enjoyed it immensely. While in Dundee we visited Discovery Point, a highly rated visitor attraction dedicated...

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Mar 31, 2010 - Skiing :)

Heyyyyyyy We are now back in Dundee after spending a weekend in Aviemore, skiing. We stayed in a very fancy hotel with seperate beds, yay. Each morning we woke up and headed to the hotel restaurant for a huge buffet breakfast. This filled our stomachs for a long day skiing on the cairngorm mountains. The mountain was absolutely beautiful. Standing at the top, we looked down over the white, snow covered mountain leading to the shrub lands below which surrounded a small loch, it was an absolutely beautiful sight. Many stacks (mostly on my...

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Mar 25, 2010 - SCOTLAND!!!

Hey everyone!!! We are now in scotland...yay. It is a really nice place. Our first stop was Edinburgh. As we walked out of the train station, we were greeted by bag pipes and scotish tourist shops. Once we found our way and managed to decide where our hotel was, we hit the town. After stopping for lunch, we realised how cold it was and so headed back to the hotel to get more clothes!!! We spent the next few days touring around edinburgh with our private tour guide (Holly, sarah's mum's friends daughter) Visited the edinburgh castle while it...

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May 24, 2007 - Day 7 - Looking for Crocodiles in Dundee

Looking for Crocodiles in Dundee. This mornings' train ride to Dundee was via Perth. I got my continents mixed up and was sad to learn that I would not be seeing any crocs. We toured the sailing ship RRS Discovery in the afternoon. She is on permanent display on the river Tay. She was an Antarctic explorer around the turn of the 20th century and was stuck in the ice for over a year before a rescue could be accomplished. She is a tri masted barq with a steam engine that was used to break through the ice. Evening found us at the Royal Tay...

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Aug 24, 2006 - On to Perth

Thursday we had breakfast and took Nan to work then continued on to Perth where we stopped for some things for lunch and arrived at Christine's Dad's home as he was finishing lunch. We prepared ours and ate. He had the lady coming to take him out in his wheelchair, so we went and did some shopping. We came back and prepared dinner for ourselves and Rob, Christine's brother and his friend Fiona. We sat and talked before going to Rob's where we talked well into the night before unpacking and getting to bed.

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Dec 19, 2005 - My pal the Dalai Lama

So, at the end of last month, the Dalai Lama spent the weekend in Edinburgh, addressing the fourth World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet (apparently he's quite the fan of Scotland - maybe the weather reminds him of Tibet!) Our flatmate Charity organised the press conference for his arrival, so really the Dalai Lama was her pal, not mine...but that title got you to open this post, didn't it?! Thanks to Charity's insider connections, we got to join the Tibetan spiritual leader as he held a public discussion on ethics - we were in the...

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Dec 9, 2005 - Dundee

On the 7th, I caught the bus back down to Dundee to visit Gill and Roger, friends of my mum's from university days, whom it was really lovely to meet! In the morning, Gill and I took a drive to St Andrews and the weather was beautiful - not a breeze and the sun (yes, the sun!) shone brightly!!! We took a walk out on to the jetty and through the ruins of the St Andrews Cathedral, which was very picturesque. In the afternoon, we visited Glamis (pronounced Glams) Castle, about half an hour from Dundee. The family home of the Earls of...

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