Sunday, August 7, 2011

Photos: Kings Cross Station, Waverly Station, English and Scottish Countryside

Here are my pictures taken while in transit between the two cities, both coming and going. :D

Here's a sad story:

We booked my train ticket online in advance on my mum's credit card. We didn't see the very fine print that stated I had to show the card I paid with when I picked up my ticket. I got to the station, and went to the counter and the guy told me I couldn't have the ticket I paid for because I didn't have the card which was at home in Canada. I already had paid for accommodations in Edinburgh, so I really had to go. So he made me pay for a new ticket, which was 115 pounds, 40 pounds more than my original ticket. (For those people who don't know the conversion rate, multiply 115 by 1.5 and you get the Canadian price. Ouch.)

On top of that, the credit card my dad had set up for me didn't work, and I had to pay it in cash, which left me a lot lower in cash than I had intended. D: It was also a later train (because the one I was originally supposed to go on was full) so I was late to meet the lady for my apartment! What a disaster! DX

Lesson learned. The hard way.

I couldn't find platform 9 3/4! D': I really must be a muggle! Noooooooooo!

(And wasn't Harry on that bridge in the background with Hagrid in the first movie when he hands him the ticket? >:D)

What a beautiful day!

< What is this building? I can't remember what station this was by. (I think it might have been Newcastle?) I think it looks like a shiny caterpillar. >:D
And now my pictures of the return trip. Not nearly as many, as the dark day meant everything was too blurry to post.

Sitting in Edinburgh Waverly Station.

What's that? My trip to Edinburgh, over already? Don't worry, those pictures are next!

(And my story of woe continues!)

Look forward to: Edinburgh, Scotland Day 1 (Part 1)

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