Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Christmas Holiday

Since the 17th of December I have been on the go. I first flew from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, and with all of the winter storms I keep saying it was a Christmas miracle I made it! I met up with my friend Meredith Loken and soon her mom, dad, and brother followed. I have known the Loken family for 15 years so I was really excited to be able to spend the holiday's with friends I consider as close as family. After spending  5 days traveling in Holland, and visiting The Heineken Factory, we ventured to London for Christmas. We rented a flat in London which is used as a cooking school. It was very neat to spend the holiday in such a cool house, and gave us time to relax after long days of sightseeing.  We spent a week visiting all of the famous sites and on Christmas Santa Came to London! When it was time to leave we took at train from London directly into Edinburgh.

I was so excited to host my first house guests and the Loken's and I have been checking out some great sites in Edinburgh I have been waiting to see with friends. Yesterday we strolled downtown through the park to Calton Hill. Since it was so damp, the fog kept rolling in and out of the city. It was kind of creepy but gave for interesting atmosphere. After Calton Hill we checked out the Edinburgh Museum. I didn't realize we have a lot of free museum's in the city- so friends if you come to visit there are a lot of options to do without spending a lot of money!

Then last night Meredith, Donna and I went to a musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse with my good friend Carla. We saw Hairspray and we all said it was the best musical play we had ever seen!  If you are thinking about going you must definitely take the opportunity to see it! The play was a highlight of our vacation thus far! So for the first time in over 10 days I have a free morning to start doing laundry and cleaning while the Loken's are on a day trip to The Highlands.  I must admit I am enjoying lounging in my pj's and taking some time to relax!

Tonight is the hogmanay torch light procession in downtown Edinburgh where over 20,000 people will be parading by torchlight up to Calton Hill to kick off the new years festivities. I am so excited to check it out! Until next time, I will see you on the internet.

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