Thursday, December 17, 2009

First Snow!!!

I know there's only a light dusting, but the first snow it just so special that I had to share it with all of you!!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas is Here!!

The Christmas season has kicked off with a bang here in Edinburgh! To get into the Christmas spirit, my friends and I went down to Princes Street for the German Christmas Markets and the lighting of the Christmas Tree!!!

The German Christmas Markets are adorable and charming. It was quite cold outside, so we started with mulled wine to warm ourselves up, and then wondered through the booths looking at all the little Christmas trinkets. And of course, all the walking made us hungry, so we had to enjoy some of the amazing German food! As for me, I went straight for the desserts and had apple strudel with cream and black forest cherries! It was divine!

Then, we wondered around the rest of the festivities! Complete with a merry-go-round, a Ferris wheel, an ice skating rink, gigantic snow globes, and much more!!! Absolutely amazing!!

As the time for the Christmas Tree lighting grew near, we headed up to the mound to search for a good spot. It was freezing, but we all endured the blistering wind by singing Christmas carols while we waited for the Christmas lights! And boy was it worth the wait! The gigantic tree light up like magic, and fireworks blasted off as thousands of people shouted and cheered!

And to end the night on a great note, we walked around Georges Street, also gorgeously decorated for Christmas and stepped into the Dome Bar to admire the decorations (which were stellar!!)

Hope everyone is also enjoying the start of the holiday season!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Morning Walk

To give you all a better idea of my daily life here in Edinburgh, I took some pictures from my morning walk around Arthur's Seat. It was a very wet and dreary day, so I'm sorry for the poor photos! I'll try to catch a sunny day here for better pictures!