It had been far too long since we had last visited Edinburgh, so Allistar decided to book a last minute trip for a night at the Holiday Inn next to Edinburgh Zoo. We had recently re-joined the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) and so we maximised our visit by going to the zoo on the Friday afternoon and the Saturday morning. On the Friday the pandas were awake but with no tripods allowed and me just using my happy snapper camera and no flash being allowed my pictures aren’t great but I have included one in the collage photo with this post. The Penguins were busy showing off their handsome tuxedo look!
We also had a look around the Christmas market which was a bit disappointing this year, as although it looked large it was just the same stalls repeated multiple times. They were serving tasty hot toddy drinks and I had a lovely mulled cider. Instead of giving out plastic cups they were renting mugs, so that was lovely to be able to wander around warming our hands on our mugs.
We had dinner at our favourite Mexican restaurant, http://www.miroscantinamexicana.com on Rose Street. They have the world’s tastiest nachos. This time I thought I was being clever by sharing medium sized Nachos with Allistar followed by another starter, but I was still full after the nachos….next time I will just have nachos and hopefully have room for dessert!
A lovely 2 days spent and I felt like we had been there longer. Next planned visit to Edinburgh is to see Dynamo Live towards the end of the year.