Travels Across the UK : Edinburgh 6th October 2013.

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After a few hours of sleep in Glasgow. Madi and I made our way down to the Bus station to catch a bus to Edinburgh. Many of my friends know I am not at all a morning person and I therefore opted to spend most of the journey asleep.
It was still quite early in the morning when we got to Edinburgh and there weren’t that many people about. We first headed out to get some food at Prince street station. I can’t remember exactly what we had but I’m pretty sure it was Burger King.  After this we walked around Edinburgh doing touristy things and looking for our hotel on Rose Street.
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We managed to get lost on the way to the hotel and once we actually found Rose Street,  we were still a few hours early for check in.  Madi kindly offered  to pay £10 for us to have an early check in. Usually we wouldn’t bother with early check in and go wait a few hours but this was genuinely so worth it.  Literally, we were so shocked at the size of the room that we were given. It was unlike any travelodge room that we had ever had. We dubbed the room the “travelodge presidential suite”.  I even got photos because we had never had a travelodge room as cool or as big as this one.
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There was a long corridor from the front door of the room all the way into the main bit ( mind the shitty iphone quality photo).
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For a travelodge, this room was actually ridiculously huge and had a good view down Rose street which isn’t  really exemplified in my photo.
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Even Madi had fun messing around with the glorious room, whilst I made ridiculous amounts of tea. Once our phones were charged we headed out to a mall to meet people Madi knew. image
We also headed to the picture house to say hi to a few people before heading back to the hotel to pre-drink with Alli who Madi knew. Once Alli arrived, we headed out to buy some vodka before commencing pre-drinks as we literally had no alcohol on us. Once we had finished the drinks we headed over to the picture house once again. We watched most of the support bands and I went over to talk to Elis whilst Madi and Alli ate SWS’ merch guy’s haribo with some of my occasional help.
I’m not entirely sure what happened next but somehow we saw this bank note on the merch table and took pictures of it. It’s real weird how inflation really strikes countries into creating masses of money such as this.
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The drinks at the venue too were incredibly expensive.
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We also took plenty of selfies.
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After the show, Madi and I went back to our hotel to get my passport and then met Alli to go to a bar. We stayed at the bar for a bit and engaged in humorous conversation with people we knew. My friend Robyn was also at the bar and it was real nice to see her and talk to her after such a long time. Josh and I also had a short hilarious conversation about my ethnicity, in which I had to explain the standard story about my mixed origins. I said my goodbyes shortly after and we made our way back to our hotel.
On the way back to our hotel, I ran into Kellin from Sleeping with sirens and got a photo with him ( the photo did not cost $80).
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It was a weird night, but it was so nice being in the prettiest city and meeting new people. These are experiences and the moments in life that I genuinely live for. It was so weird that I met Alli that night. SO very weird. I mentioned before in a previous blog way back in May that after Slam Dunk Leeds there were a group of people in the bus station being absolutely hilarious. It turns out those people were actually Alli and her friends. SO BIZZARE. I had never talked to her before, but she was really friendly when Madi introduced us and I can’t wait to go back to Edinburgh to hang with her again.
Overall, I think Edinburgh was a pleasant experience. The people were friendly, the drinks were great. The city was lovely and ever so scenic. I am definitely in the need of going back there soon.

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