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In Edinburgh they lavishly slosh sauce over their chips - what more is there to say? Plenty, let me tell you. For this is a very fine city indeed. And it's a city of two halves: the towering tottering ancient, and the Georgian Sunday best.
The Old Town retains a wonderful medieval charm rarely found today in Scotland. Indeed, as you creep through dim alleys in search of ghosts and ghoulies you half expect to hear a cry of 'Gardyloo' and find yourself sloshed in other brown stuff that definitely isn't sauce.
From the sauce thing alone I think you can instantly see that Edinburgh folk are very different to, say, Glasgow folk. It's in the genes. Glasgow folk mostly came from Ireland way back in the mists of time, while Edinburgh folk came from somewhere else entirely (possibly outer space) and appear more prim and proper than their cousins in the west.
But these are all thoughts you can chew upon while exploring a myriad of magnificent things. And while pondering where to begin, might I suggest The Halfway House pub, which is in a little steep lane leading from the railway station up towards the Royal Mile.
Boy, but are you in for a treat.
EDINBURGH CASTLE
ROYAL MILE AND THE OLD TOWN
THE NEW TOWN, EDINBURGH
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