Edinburgh

Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile: Superb location, nice hotel

Oh Ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile.  If all Ibis hotels are as nice as this I will be staying at their properties all the time!  However, this ibis is unlike any other ibis I’ve stayed at before, probably due to their relatively new decor. Maybe the place was renovated recently? The room we had was spacious and modern with a comfortable bed. Even the windows open and close smoothly. The photos with this review will speak more than I can…

Read More

The Scotch Whisky Experience: A nice introduction to scotch

We have joined the Platinum tour at the Scotch Whisky Experience, which included a tasting of four whisky from different regions (Highland, Lowland, Speyside and Islay). The four whiskies offered were decent and may be representative of the regions, but were not particularly good. That said, given the price it is probably reasonable that the whiskies offered were not particularly outstanding.  The scratchy card that release scents that are supposedly representative of the regions, unfortunately, was distinctly artificial.  It does…

Read More