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I am married to my loving husband for more than 38 years now. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children, until 11 years ago when I lost my youngest son. Since then my life is forever altered but yet unbroken....

My Travel Journal

"There isn't much I haven't shared with you along the road and through it all there'd always be tomorrow's episode" - Elton John

I started traveling around the world since early 80s when I had the opportunity to combine business trips with vacations. Then later when my rezeki is in abundance, there were numerous other trips along the way for vacations, most of the time with hubby and the kids when the timing is right. I have also started to compile the journal and photo-pages covering almost more than 25 years of world wide travel. Some destinations I visited just once, others many times. Many of those places are the obvious famous places people would like to visit but some, the casual traveler doesn't even think to try. I have placed links to my travel at the side bar of my personal page, My Life Reflections, and will be updating them from time to time.

My wish is to continue my travel and complete circumnavigate the globe, insyaAllah…

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland - Athens of the North..

“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter...” – John Muir

(Edinburgh, the resting place of Lord Voldermort)

Date: 8 May 2017 (Monday)
Route: Carter Bar – Edinburgh
Distance: 58 miles (1 hr 31 min)
Hotel: Travelodge Edinburg Cameron Toll Hotel (£49)

We arrived in Edinburgh early noon and checked in the Travelodge situated near Edinburgh International Airport. As it was still early, we decided to explore Scotland’s capital city.

(Taking the Lothian bus to Ocean Terminal)

Instead of taking the Hop on Hop off bus tour, we took the Park and Ride bus tour to Edinburgh city which cost us only £3.20/pax. The tour of the city took almost two hours from the Edinburgh International Airport to Ocean Terminal Harbour and back.

(J.K. Rowling would often write her manuscript in this city)
(Watching the sunset at the national Museum roof terrace)
(The water of Leith in Union Canal)
(Having early dinner in the sun dappled afternoon)
(A unique sculpture)

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 local government council areas. Located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore, it is Scotland's second most populous city and the seventh most populous in the United Kingdom. Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century,

Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the monarchy in Scotland. The city is also the annual venue of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and home to national institutions such as the National Museum of Scotland, the National Library of Scotland and the Scottish National Gallery. It is the largest financial centre in the UK after London.

(Edinburgh Central Mosque in the middle of the city)

Edinburgh Central Mosque, officially known as the King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre of Edinburgh, is located on Potterrow near the University of Edinburgh central area and the National Museum of Scotland. The main hall can hold over one thousand worshippers, with women praying on a balcony overlooking the hall. The architecture combines traditional Islamic features with some Scots baronial style.

(Branded shopping in Ocean Terminal Mall)
(Riding the bus back to Edinburgh Airport)
(Travelodge Edinburg Cameron Toll)

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