Besides the obvious – that it’s wonderful to catch up with friends – one of the best things about hosting a visitor for the weekend is the free staycation that your Saturday and Sunday become. Showing my friend Priti [whose photography is below] around Edinburgh made me see the city with fresh eyes and fall in love with it all over again. It certainly helped that she was super enthusiastic and equally enraptured as I was at my first sight of this majestic place!
I walk by such beautiful structures daily, yet do not always remember to appreciate them. We wandered into a church, discovered some new café favourites, and toured the Palace of Holyroodhouse – the Queen’s royal summer residence. I’d been meaning to visit for ages, so a friend’s presence was the perfect excuse.
Mini Adventurers, I urge you to step away from your city to view it with fresh eyes – or simply introduce a friend to its wonders and experience its magic through her eyes.
P.S. Speaking of living in the moment, Do It Now.