Day 4: Arrival
Saturday 18 Jun 2011 - Saturday 18 Jun 2011
Today was primarily lost in travel. I checked out of my hotel this morning and then headed for the Tube. Underground from Charing Cross to Kings Cross where I caught my train. The train took me direct to Edinburgh past some of the nicest countryside I've seen. Not the tall forests and craggy mountains of the Us Pacific Northwest, but rolling green hills and farmlands.
I arrived at the station about 3:30 and decided to stop and get some coffee before I check in to my room. If London is an old city, Edinburgh is ancient. The Old Town area is amazing, all stone buildings and narrow cobbled streets with alleys, courts and closes hidden around every corner. I expect I will do some more exploring tonight after I divest myself of my bag. Which I will do shortly.