Two weekends ago, we went on the first MLF "class trip" to Edinburgh, Scotland. About 14 of us went in all, and it was a great time. Also, Edinburgh was one of the schools that I considered so we were anxious to see the city.
We left Friday after class and took a train from Oxford to the Birmingham airport. Then we took a really short flight to Edinburgh. Plane travel is so much easier here than it is back home. Plus our round-trip flights only cost around 30 pounds each!
|Me and Lee (one of the other 3 Americans in the MLF program) at the Birmingham airport|
Edinburgh is the ancient capital of Scotland. Its castle dominates the city's skyline from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Since it was just a weekend trip, our only day to really see the sites was on Saturday and we spent most of the day at the castle.
|A view of the castle from the city|
|The view from the castle into the city|
|Me and Arne in the castle's great hall. Arne is a fellow MLF student from Norway. Thankfully, he resisted his Viking instinct to storm the castle walls and ransack the place!|
|Of course, there were bagpipe players in kilts|
|Leah and Karthi admiring the effects of their Edinburgh crash diet|
|Since we are good students, we had to take a picture in front of the statute of the famous economist, Adam Smith|