Tag Archives: Haggis Tour

Feeling the DSL

The sad news:  I am back in Edinburgh and the tour is over. The good news:  I am still in Scotland. I can’t say I’ll miss being on the bus, though it was an educational experience.  Between everyone’s random jokes (most of which aren’t fit to print), punishments, and bus karaoke, time on the road […]

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Superstition

Today was an immersion into two more things Scottish – superstitions and wilderness. Despite the ghost of the Duchess of Sutherland roaming around, we didn’t lose a single Haggis tour member to Carbisdale Castle.  There were a few unusual occurrences – my hairdryer (of course I brought my hair dryer) working only sporadically, when it […]

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Scottish Highlands & Haunted Castles

I am writing from my dorm room in Carbisdale Castle.  No, castles and dorm rooms don’t usually go hand in hand, but in this case, it works.  Understandably, castles and wireless internet have not yet developed a relationship, so I won’t be posting photos until our next stop. Today was just another day in Scotland […]

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Scotland is Sexy

Day one of the Haggis tour and I find it hard to believe that Scotland and England share a border.  It all feels so…Scottish.  This is a good thing. I learned several things today from Carol, our Scottish guide. 1)  Scotland is the source of all important inventions, including tarmac, telephones, and epidurals.  It doesn’t […]

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The Ghosts of Edinburgh

Edinburgh. The first time I came here, it was to visit my cousin, Sarah.  She was working as a tour guide for the haunted vaults, and invited me to come with her to ‘jump out’ at the end. At the end of the tour, someone dressed in ghostly clothes jumps out and screams, effectively terrorizing […]

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