Haggis, Bagpipes, and Still No Sleep

So I still haven’t slept yet… I’ve now lost my ability to do basic math, so someone do it for me and leave it in the comments – I got up at 7 a.m. ET on Thursday and I haven’t slept as of midnight local time in Edinburgh. I am sitting on my bed ready to sleep as soon as I finish this, so please do not be concerned. 

Tonight I met my roommate and the rest of the folks on the tour – everyone seems very nice. Contiki is geared toward adults 18 – 35, and I think I’m one of the older ones at 29 and 3 halfs. 

We had a very nice welcome dinner at Murrayfield Hotel restaurant – I have officially tried haggis, the official dish of Scotland and as long as you don’t think about what it actually is, it isn’t bad at all. 

This is haggis, which, according to Wikipedia, is “a savoury pudding containing sheep’s pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal’s stomach though now often in an artificial casing instead.”

The dinner was followed by a performance by Andy the Piper – he was great and very funny. He’s even performed for the Queen before! Alright, I’m going to sleep now since I’ve been up for… however long. Busy day tomorrow! 


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