Edinburgh for a month... Thailand is next
Trip Start Aug 20, 2005
25Trip End May 06, 2006
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Back on the backpacking trail after over a month of being in the company of familiar faces and warm homes. After my frantic dash to the Florence airport November 31st, I managed to get on my flight to England where I stayed with the Whites for a week while I fit the second to last puzzle piece of my trip.
It was Thailand.
To make it happen, I had to recieve all my vaccinations for southeast asia and book my flight asap
Up to Edinburgh I flew to visit Rob and Sara for the holiday season. Had an idea that I wanted to get a job to fill my pockets before I took off again. I managed to do just that. I found a great job on the forth day in scotland. Candy bar, they called it. Good place to work, learned a few bartending tricks and new lingo care of the scots. An american' whiskey, is simply ginger ale n whiskey. So simple at the time but trying to translate the thick, drunkin scotish accents in an incredibly smokey bar, is harder than I expected.
I learned, when working Hogmanay, you must wear doctors and nurses outfits, enjoy plenty tequila shooters and pull a Coyote ugly, by spraying the water all over the customers and the employees. It was an interesting night had by all.
With a quick tour of Edinburgh and two weeks working, I managed to get in both the local and tourist perspective. Definatley learnt more through the social scene. After being done with the Bar scene and being a bad, bad person that I was... I had to tell a sloppy white lie to make my exit. They originally thought I would stay for as long as my working visa lasted, thats what I lead them to believe at least. After explaining I had a job offer in London I had to pursue, they ate it up like candy and I was a free woman. I actually really, really hate lying
After many nights of great food care of Rob and Sara, whom are fantastic cooks I have to say, I ended up in another job. I accepted a project from the NY guy, Brook. He is doing a documentary of his one year of travels around the world. He needed a map of the world to use for his film. A lot more details but, I won't get into it. So, he sent me his memorabelia from his travels and I sent shipped him the finished productcrossing my fingers tightly.It took more time than I thought, as projects do and I sent it off the morning I left Edinburgh.