The United Kingdom does not take sunshine for granted. I quickly found this out when I was living in London. Even if it’s still freezing cold, a sunny day does not go unnoticed. Londoners, in particular, emerge from their flats and absorb as many rays as they can. Parks are filled, ice cream is abundant, and the city looks even more spectacular.
I visited Edinburgh for the first time earlier last month for my birthday. The beginning of March might not be considered winter but it certainly wasn’t spring yet. Everyone told us to expect rain, wind, and maybe even a little hail. As hard as it was to pack lightly, considering I was flying Easy Jet, I packed accordingly and was ready for just about anything…. except sunshine. I am a planner, almost borderline crazy, so I had jotted down just about every rainy day activity for when we were in Edinburgh. Although I missed out on visiting a single museum or castle, I was more than happy to scrap my plans and simply walk around Edinburgh absorbing the sunshine.
I hope you enjoyed this photo essay. Edinburgh is one of my favorite cities I’ve seen so far in Europe. Next week, I’ll be sharing where we stayed and more importantly, where we ate! Have you been to Edinburgh before? I’d love to know.