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Arthur’s Seat

I just came back from a trip to Edinburgh, and I want to start the post with my favorite place there, Arthur’s Seat.

I dreaded the weather all the way there, afraid it would be raining so much I wouldn’t be able to hike. So I decided that whenever it wasn’t raining, I would go there. Being here for four months has made me given up on hoping for sunny weather.

But to my surprise, when my plane landed on Thursday, it was sunny. Like, real sunny. I didn’t get to my hostel until two, and I thought it would be too late to hike by then, since the sun would set at 4.30. So I spent my first day walking around the city while thinking, “It’s so sunny I feel like wasting it for just strolling around.”

Then in the night, it was raining. I woke up in the morning to the frosty air and grey sky. It wasn’t sunny, but at least it wasn’t raining. So I walked to Holyrood and tried to find the path from Dunsapie Loch (which was claimed to be the easiest), but couldn’t find it, so I took the path in front of me and started hiking. Thanks to the rain in the night before, the path was all muddy and slippery, it took me forever to reach the top.

But finally, I got there.

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And while I was there, I couldn’t help watching fellow hikers who also struggled a bit. Some were lucky enough to have this view with their family.

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Others had their beau with them.

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While the rest was like me, went up here alone just to see this piece of beauty.

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Although the hike was a bit strenuous for me, I really had no regret. If I had had more time, I would’ve done it once more. It was THAT amazing. Being up there and getting to see the beauty down below is definitely one of the best feelings. The sky was grey, but it was still gorgeous.

Everybody knows that Sumbawa is my most favorite place when it comes to natural beauty, but this comes close in second.

I spent a long time here, not wanting to go back down. But I finally did, leaving this place with a pair of muddy shoes, strained muscles, and a new profound love for Edinburgh.

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8 Comments

  • Reply wira

    Hello Dixie, i fall in love with your blog at first sight! *lebay*

    Ahaha, seriously. Kamu udah ngunjungin tempat-tempat yang masih di mimpiku, hehe. Good luck there and don’t forget to bring more stories!

    *klik tombol follow*

    January 25, 2014 at 12:59 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Halo Mas Wira. I adore your blog too so hearing this from you is really flattering, thank you!

      Semoga nanti mimpinya ke tempat2 ini kesampean yaa :)

      January 25, 2014 at 2:11 am
  • Reply nazura gulfira

    Dixiiee! nyesel banget pas ke Edinburgh ga ke Arthur’s Seat gara2 ga kuat dingin pas lagi winter huhuu. ternyata sebagus itu ya view nya dari sana :”(

    anyway, keep traveling and posting awesome pics of England (and Scotland) yaa Dix! :D

    January 28, 2014 at 5:33 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Yaaah, sayang banget Zu :(
      Semoga nanti ada kesempatan ke Edinburgh lagi ya biar bisa ke Arthur’s Seat hehe.

      Thanks for the words, Zu! Jd malu dipuji sama yg expert :”)

      January 28, 2014 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Jo Fisher

    This is a beautiful post :) The pictures are stunning and I’m glad you loved Edinburgh. I went there in July 2010 and didn’t find the time to go up Arthur’s seat – I wish I had, and your blog posts make it even clearer that I missed out! Hopefully I’ll go back again soon.

    Jo xxx

    http://www.shewearsburgundy.blogspot.co.uk

    January 31, 2014 at 8:25 am
    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you! Edinburgh is really beautiful, indeed. Hope you can go there soon, it’s definitely worth the hike! :)

      January 31, 2014 at 10:16 pm
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    • Reply Dixiezetha

      Thank you! I’m glad this blog is helpful for you :)

      May 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm

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