I know, it is not much time. Specially if you consider that I arrived monday at around 11 pm in the airport. The thing is… I wasn’t being a tourist around Scotland. I was just in my way to the Orkney islands to see some Wave Energy systems some companies are testing there. But it was my first time in the city. I couldn’t stay in the airport all night or even just go to a hostel or something. I took a bus to downtown decided to walk as much as possible.
I just went randomly walking… only taking care to know the direction to the street where I would take the bus in the morning. Then I found a graveyard. And a church. And a parking area. And some nice people walking in the night. And a castle!
I was happy. Very happy. But this was just the beginning. I was somewhere near the Castle when I saw two blonde girls drunkly walking down the street. They had to be coming from some happy crowded place. I spoke to them.
– Hey, you want to go to some place nice? A party or something? Come on… let’s go!
They stoped a taxi and asked for a street and there I was, inside the taxi with them!
We went to some parties and had some drinks. The music was good also and people friendly. And those two girls… they were from Finland and they were quite fun.
We went to walk and they tried to teach me some sentences in Finnish. Aparently I’m a great learner but my memory sucks… I can’t remember a word! And I must add… those too… They could speak Spanish! I’m a Portuguese speaker and I can’t speak Spanish myself! And as far as I can understand it, since it is almost the same as portuguese, the girls were doing pretty well.
I went back to the airport really happy. Completely ready to my flight to Orkney.