Hello my friends.
Let's just say before I start my trip report that the final result of our visit is that all of us fell madly in love with the UK.
First, let's talk about abourt flight, everything was great ... except for one thing, don't ever use the JFK airport for a flight connection. I thought I hated the MIami airport, but, after our experience in this unefficient, bad serviced and chaotic airport I think Miami is not too bad after all. It to us almost three ours completing the migration, customs an security procedures.
Then we flew to Heathrow ..... WOOOOOWWWWW (as my daughter Andrea said when we arrived) what a HUUUUUUUGE difference, all the officers where efficient, nice and colaborative, we where ready to board our Edinburgh plane in less than twenty five minutes!!!! My best airport experience ever!!!!
Then to Edinburgh. It was showering when we arrived, nothing serious. Edinburgh airport is about the same size as San José Juan Santamaría Airport. We were out in just few minutes.
The first think that catched our attention were the taxi cabs, I think my daughter must had taken a picture of every single taxi we saw during our visit.
We stayed at the Ocean Serviced Apartments in Leith. This apartments are new and really well located, less than two blocks away from the bus stop, and five from ASDA. They have a nice living room and kitchen area, two bedrooms and two complete bathroooms ... al for less than esighty pounds per nmght ... for the entire family, I keep thinking it was a real bargain
Since we arrived late in the morning and we didn't want to lose our preciouss time, I booked a tour to the Vaults, so there we go. I was a little nervous about how to use the public transportation in the UK, but after our first experience I mus say that it´s a lot easier than what I'd tought. You public transportation systems ROCK, efficient, clean, reliable and really easy to use, both in Scotland and in England.
Now we're in the city centre at last. What a first impression!!! We where just stunned by the beaty that sorrounded us, Edinburgh is just incredible, as my wife quoted: It's like bieng inside a Fairy Tales book. LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!!!!!!!!!
The Vaults tour was great, it helped us understand a lot of things about the city's history and heritage. First big score.
OK, we're tired.
It wasn't easy at all going back to the apartment because we were so pleased we just didn't want to leave the place.
One funny thing, my son doesn't look like the regular latin american boy, he's taller than most of the kids his own age, even for international standards, he's white, with lots of freckles and dark blond hair .... in fact he looks just like a lot af the peaople we saw in Scotland, so now we know where he belongs to.
I'll cotinue later ... if you allow me
As you can see, contrary to what my dear friend Mike posted some days ago, my English now is getting worse than ever!!