Day 7

28 September 2017

Edinburgh, Scotland

17:00 I went on a walk today and was so at peace, it was amazing. I walked down to the Scottish Museums of Modern Art but they weren’t open yet. I ended up walking through Dean Cemetery. I don’t know how I managed to spend so much time just walking around a graveyard… I always end up wondering that.

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Dean Cemetery

The cemetery lead me into Dean village and down a river. The trees and greenery surrounded me as I extremely carefully made my way down slippery wet dirt stairs down to the water.

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The path led me to homes lined along the river that were so cute, it looked like something out of a story book. Part of me wants to see how much it would be to buy one of the houses here but I know that it is most likely far higher than I can afford so I will save myself the pain of finding out.

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I came across St. Bernard’s well and man riding his bicycle stopped and told me the story of it. I guess he could tell I was trying to figure out what it was. People say that the spring by the Water of Lieth was discovered by someone in the 1700s and became a popular spot with the locals and travelers because the water supposedly had healing powers. Under the dome above the well is a statue of the Greek goddess of health, Hygieia. You can still go down and drink from the well but it was closed today. The man said that it has a strong sulfur taste and not worth trying it because it tastes bad and it’s all a bunch of bull.

I just got to the Safestay hostel and it is the nicest one that I have been in so far. Everything is very clean and it is set up like a regular hotel. It figures that the only nice hostel that I booked for the trip so far, I’m only in for one night.

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Safestay Edinburgh

I’m going out tonight and hopefully I’m not sneaking out the back halfway through my drink to go back to my room. I can’t say that I’m expecting Edinburgh’s nightlife to be too exciting. I’ll let you know how it was tomorrow. Wish me luck.

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