Aug 20, 2011

To Edinburgh!

Victoria Street

I’m off to Edinburgh early tomorrow for five days of Fringe Festival, Book Festival, and live music. Part of my feels guilty for taking a break for my dissertation for so long; but then again, at this point a break is kind of essential if I want to survive the final stretch. I haven’t left the house to do anything other than go to the library or shop for groceries in weeks, so a holiday is definitely in order. It’s probably very telling that one of the things I’m looking forward to the most is not using a computer mouse for five days and thus give my poor wrist a chance to recover.

I’m very excited to go back to Edinburgh, one of my favourite cities, and also about all the events I’m planning to attend. I was disappointed to hear that China MiĆ©ville cancelled his festival appearance a few days ago, but there’s still Patrick Ness, Shaun Tan, Kate de Goldi, Morris Gleitzman and etc. to look forward to. I promise a full report when I return, of course. Have a great week, everyone!

PS: And if anyone has any last minute recommendations of events, places to go, or things to see in Edinburgh, I’m all ears!

36 comments:

  1. Have a fabulous time! Two of my friends have a magic show on the Fringe - http://www.edfringe.com/search#q=show_performer%3Amorgan&fq=dates%3A[2011-08-01T06%3A00%3A00Z%20TO%202011-09-05T06%3A00%3A00Z] which is charming fun if you need a bit of a break from thinking!

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  2. Have fun! I've never been, so I don't have any suggestions, but I'm so jealous you get to meet Patrick Ness!

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  3. Have a great time! Wish I was there.... :-)

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  4. So, so cool that you are going! I hope that you have a great time, and that we get to hear all about it soon!

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  5. As I said this morning, I hope you have a great time! No need to feel guilty about your thesis, everyone needs time off. Plus, it might help put things into perspective. Also, I completely understand about the wrist :\ Have fun!

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  6. Have a great time! I hope you'll have a chance to recap it for us when you get back.

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  7. Thanks everyone! I do promise to post about it when I come back :) And Yvann, many thanks for the recommendation! I really like the sound of the show and the time doesn't clash with anything else I'm seeing, so I'll definitely keep it in mind.

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  8. Have a blast! You definitely deserve a break from your dissertation! I'm only an hour away, but I won't be there. :( I'm really looking forward to your posts after you go. Enjoy!

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  9. I hope you enjoy more than you are hoping to and have a fabulous time.

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  10. Completely envious, but wishing you a wonderful trip to one of my favorite cities!!!!

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  11. A recommendation, Ana - if you get a chance to go, the Millennium Clock at the Royal Scottish Museum/Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street is cool, and rather steampunk. Try to be there on the hour to see it strike.

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  12. Say hi to the "Burgh" for me! And try to go on one of the literary tours. They are great.

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  13. Edinburgh is such a wonderful city; I'm sure you'll have a blast! I would heartily recommend having a meal at The Elephant House, which not only has yummy food, but is where JK Rowling worked on the first few HP books! What more could you ask for?!?

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  14. I hope you have a wonderful time, Ana!

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  15. Woohoo! Have an awesome time. :)

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  16. I'm jealous. Have a fabulous time!!!

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  17. Have a great time. I live just half an hour away but I'm avoiding Edinburgh and its temporary madness!

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  18. Awesome, I hope you have lots of fun. I'll be looking forward to your detailed post after you return :)

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  19. Ana, I so hope you have the. best. time. imaginable. You deserve it so much!!! Just try to put everything else out of your mind and ENJOY!!! Love you!

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  20. Have a fabulous and relaxing time. Also safe...I'm compulsed to say that...lol It's the mom in me <3

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  21. Hope you truly enjoy your much deserved time off. Don't feel guilty for taking the break from your dissertation. Sometimes a little break can provide unexpected clarity. Enjoy!!!

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  22. Have fun, hun! I hope you'll enjoy your (much-needed) break from your dissertation and get to soak up that wonderful atmosphere!

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  23. I'm so jealous! :P Have loads of fun, Ana!!

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  24. I hope you have an amazing time! I would love to go to that festival some year. Edinburgh is a beautiful city.

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  25. Hoping you have an amazing time.

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  26. Hope you're having a great time!

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  27. Have fun! Can't wait to hear about your Edinburgh adventures!

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  28. I hope you have a great time, and you definitely deserve this holiday. I can't wait hear (read?) about your adventures in Edinburgh. :)

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  29. Hope you had a grand time! And breaks are so important, if what you've written still makes sense after 5 days then you're good :) At least that's my writing style ;)

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  30. Edinburgh! I hope you went on the Royal Mile walk. Holyrood Palace is fun to go to, and Edinburgh itself I found wonderful and inspiring and full of nooks and crannies of interest. I hope you did too. Please post more pictures!! lol

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  31. I can only dream of going to Edinburgh. I'm looking forward to reading all the other posts about this trip!

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