Edinburgh is my current city of dream.
There are so many reasons why I'm so fascinated with Edinburgh... The city looks as it's growing so so naturally from the rocky mountains, stacking up from the bottom to the top. I was overwhelmed when suddenly I found myself in the middle of a valley, surrounded by mesmerising Medieval and Georgian buildings in every directions. It's just too much beauty too handle! Things are contrasting here yet nothing seems out of place. I think that's why I thought of Edinburgh as a symphony or a puzzle. If you only look to one part of it, it doesn't seem special. But when you see everything in whole, it'd take your breathe away. Guaranteed.
Strolling around the city, the streets are vibrant by the presence of bagpipers, wearing the iconic tartan 'skirt'. Unfortunately I stayed there for a very short time, so I didn't do enough exploration in here. I decided to go for the Edinburgh Castle for the day. It was built on the peak of Edinburgh Rock, overlooking the panoramic snowy mountains, roofscapes and sea. I think the Castle is quite nice, but I like it mostly because of the city view from above rather than the Castle itself.
Personal Note: I need to stress this thing once again, an intensive gym training a week or two before your trip to UK is highly recommended.
St. Andrews gives me a different air. It's truly has an uncomplicated nature. Great timing, cos I was in a slightly yawny mood that day. Don't get me wrong tho, I don't mean that this place is lifeless! Admittedly, I have a little doubt that it's a great choice before coming here. The size of this little town is out of question. 2 hours walk around the city and you will find yourself stand in the exact same spot as you start. Quite small for a place where Prince William and Kate Middleton first met, right?
However, it is a small town with big charm. People love it here because its a remote location, perfect for having a day off from busy routine. One of my travelling buddy even got back here for the fourth times! It's a great place to visit if you like golf, horse riding, swimming, walking.. If you are a landscape fan, go ahead. Some people may think St. Andrews somewhat blunt, but you'll be most likely change your mind when you come here. It's kinda fun to just wander around and wind down a bit. Getting off the road is always a good idea anyway!