Magical Country and Literary City

Using our Easter holidays for a short city trip, we went to Edinburg for a few days.

Having grown up in a medieval town myself, I still wonder how these historical places resemble each other.

You will find narrow alleys and stairways, beautiful cathedrals, combining Romanesque and Gothic architecture, as well as a castle on a hill serving as the landmark of the city.

As a booklover I was especially impressed how literature and writers have influenced the city – there are not too many cities where you find a museum dedicated to the country’s most famous writers as well as a station named after a novel…

Unfortunately we only had one day to visit the countryside, the untamed nature around the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, but I am quite sure that this was not our last visit to this beautiful country…





4 thoughts on “Magical Country and Literary City

  1. Yay! I love that you made it to Scotland. I do hope my countryfolk made you feel welcome and that you found your time there to be interesting and inspiring. My husband and I met in Edinburgh and married there almost 20 years ago so I have a particular love of that city.

    1. Hello Laura!
      So you are Scottish?
      I found the Scottish people especially friendly and welcoming. Maybe because we Germans and Austrians aren’t used to such politeness and friendliness…

      1. Yes. I’m from Fife in Scotland originally but lived in Edinburgh and spent over a decade living in Mid-Argyll (after a spell living in England). We emigrated from Scotland to America 2.5 years ago.

  2. Wow. I admire people who take just a big step in their life like emigrating to another country…

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