Friday I found myself in Grassmarket, probably one of my favorite parts of the city. That area is filled with pubs and music -- which both dominated my weekend! We found a three-piece band that was a mixture of rock, folk, and bluegrass. We all grabbed a pint and a table outside and just enjoyed the music. It was nice to be able to sit and get to know the people I was with. After flirting some more with the band from afar, we made our way up to the Royal Mile in search of a ghost tour. A fun fact about Edinburgh? It is believed to be the most haunted place in Europe -- according to the BBC, so that means it's true. The tour brought us to the vaults underneath South Bridge, where we were told ghoulish stories and tales of hauntings. If I had not had a case of the giggles, I may have found it much scarier.
Saturday night was another night in Grassmarket. We found ourselves at Finnegans Wake, where there was a band playing covers of classic rock. We had a hilarious time dancing and enjoying the band, who played us "American Idiot." Hint? Perhaps, but it only made us even louder.
Today was a very lazy day, complete with a Chi Omega reunion. I met Jill, Katie, and Ariel for coffee and treats at Elephant House. It's very surreal to see them all here. It's like I brought a little piece of home over with me.