Edinburgh

My introduction to Edinburgh was inauspicious, to say the least. Arriving at our Edinburgh Hotel after a three hour drive from the highlands, my friend Sue and I were greeted by a note blu-tacked to the door reading, HAD AN EMERGENCY. CHECK-IN AFTER 8.30PM. LEFT LUGGAGE IN RAILWAY, and a phone number to call should we have any problems. We naturally called to see what the deal was, and twenty minutes later a man wearing a skirt and a slightly crazed expression arrived to let us in. He demanded we surrender our passports (not standard procedure in the UK), called us...

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