God Save The Queen!

The last portion of my trip was spent in Great Britain. First in Edinburg, Scotland, then in London. Edinburgh might be my favorite place from this trip. Not only was I excited to be in a country that spoke English finally, but my dad’s side of the family is Scottish, so I was able to get a little family history while I was there. I visited the highlands and Loch Ness but, unfortunately, Nessie the Loch Ness Monster did not make an appearance.  I did, however, get to taste some excellent whiskey. London was also fabulous. Lots of friendly people, and we found a restaurant owned by 3 Texans. Who would have thought you could find good Mexican food in London? AND they give free margaritas to anyone from Texas. Needless to say we were happy campers that night.  Here are some fun facts I picked up about the UK:

1) Scottish people think 82 degrees is hot. I had to explain to them that they don’t know the half of it.

2) Scotland does whiskey tastings the way most places do wine tastings.

3) Scottish people really know how to make bread and fudge. Two things not good for my waistline.

4) In the UK an eraser is called a rubber. So when a little kid asks you for a rubber don’t have a heart attack.

5) Oxford University is not actually on Oxford street in London. Its not in London at all actually.

6) London Bridge is not very impressive. The Tower bridge is the cool one.

7) London has better clothing than Paris. True Story.

8) Scotland is freezing in May. London is just cold.


  1. Looks like you had a blast! I’m heading to Ireland in July, do you have any amazing travel tips that I must know before I leave? Always up for advice from recent travelers, maybe you could do a post filled with tips!?


  2. @Maggie Sorry its taken so long to get back to you, its been a little hectic over here for me. I love giving my opinion, wanted or not :), so I definitely have travel advice. It should be up this week!
    P.S. My best friend lived in Ireland for 3 months and fell in love if Cork and Cobh, so if you get the chance to go to either of those…