Spending time as a Local in Edinburgh

Don’t freak out.  I didn’t go to Edinburgh Castle.  I didn’t go to Arthur’s Seat.  Yes, I did go to Princes Street, but it was kinda accidental as I was looking to replace some clothing items and some really, really good coffee.

And I did discover one of the best breakfast cafes I’ve been to ever.

Walking to the cafe…

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Piece Box Cafe Bar

Stumbled on this place by accident, and SO glad I did.  Amazing breakfast, amazing coffee, great price…

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Next I walked into town…

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Time for New Jeans

Anyone who has seen my carry-on packing list will know I am traveling light.  I currently have a semi-strict life rule, that if I buy an item of clothing, I need to throw away (or donate if still in great condition) the item I am replacing.

In the case of my grey jeans, they were not traveling well, and stretched from wear and washing to the point that they were not comfortable to wear.

So I figured that while I was in Edinburgh, I would see if I could replace them.  And luckily, Princes Street was full of cool jeans.

I surprised myself, finding a great high rise, stretchy, comfy skinny pair at New Look.

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Finding Great Coffee

Next it was time for a fresh cup of coffee, and apparently good coffee is on Georges Street.

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One place was very highly rated on the web, Wellington Coffee.

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And it was as good as all the reviews say.

The staff were not particularly nice, but still worth it.

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Also on Georges Street was another horse head sculpture.  These Kelpies are really a big part of Scottish…. mythology.  Kinda cool.


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