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    McFu traveling, Portugal and Scotland

    Okay gang,

    Mr and MrsMcFu will be in Lisbon Portugal from the night of the 15th (Wednesday) to Saturday the 18th.

    The week after I will be in Edinborough, by myself, from the night of the 22nd to the 24th. Please let me know if you have any good info on things to see, places to eat etc.

    Thanks!

    #2
    Theres lots to do in Edinburgh. Theres tons of pubs, places to eat, places to shop, touristy places and even quite a few different MA clubs and gyms around should you want to train.
    What is it you are looking for?

    Personally, I think the best thing to come out of Edinburgh is the train to Glasgow, but there you go.

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      #3
      Since I will be there by myself, I would like to train a bit if possible. But I also want to get some good grub (I don't know if Scottish food is more than the meat and potatoes variety or lamb guts or). Of course hitting a pub is a must as well, and I want to get a gift or two for the miss.

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        #4
        Best thing to do is get a decent guidebook on Edinburgh.
        It's a really old city and the capital of Scotland, so it has a huge amount of tourism.
        So, as far as eating, drinking and shopping go, you can get pretty much whatever you want there.

        Theres some Edinburgh MMA clubs listed on this page - http://www.cagewarriors.com/gymdb.asp?Place=Scotland

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          #5
          I hate you.

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            #6
            Scottish grub is solid and filling, but mostly some way from haute cuisine. I tend to find myself eating out more at Italian and Indian and Chinese restaurants than Scottish ones, but I seem to recall Howie's does some reasonably decent Scottish grub.
            http://www.howies.uk.com/

            Edinburgh beer is something else again, however. The local Caledonian Brewery produces some of the finest real ales in the country, and have racked up innumerable awards. This has led to much-deserved popularity, and in many if not most pubs in Edinburgh you can find Deuchars IPA or Caledonian 80/- on draught.

            There are heaps of touristy things to do and see - Edinburgh Castle in particular is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the UK, but entry is not cheap these days. Some attractions, not including whatever events are on those days:
            http://search.visitscotland.com/site...T&location=538
            You may also find more stuff poking round:
            http://www.edinburgh.org/

            As regards training, Rick Young is in Edinburgh. He's a BJJ brown belt, with a JKD background under Inosanto and is one of the most respected martial artists in the UK. Unfortunately, I don't know much about Rick's club's training times. The Edinburgh Club has some truly top-notch judoka, though I'm not sure if former World Champion Graeme Randall is still training there. I think his coach Billy Cusack is still instructing though. Again, not sure on training times, but I managed to track down a phone number there: (+44) 131 556 8845. I'm not the man to ask as regards striking resources.

            That should get you started; PM me if you want more details.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Darth Ronin
              I hate you.
              I'll take pictures.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Sophist
                Scottish grub is solid and filling, but mostly some way from haute cuisine. I tend to find myself eating out more at Italian and Indian and Chinese restaurants than Scottish ones, but I seem to recall Howie's does some reasonably decent Scottish grub.
                http://www.howies.uk.com/

                Edinburgh beer is something else again, however. The local Caledonian Brewery produces some of the finest real ales in the country, and have racked up innumerable awards. This has led to much-deserved popularity, and in many if not most pubs in Edinburgh you can find Deuchars IPA or Caledonian 80/- on draught.

                There are heaps of touristy things to do and see - Edinburgh Castle in particular is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the UK, but entry is not cheap these days. Some attractions, not including whatever events are on those days:
                http://search.visitscotland.com/site...T&location=538
                You may also find more stuff poking round:
                http://www.edinburgh.org/

                As regards training, Rick Young is in Edinburgh. He's a BJJ brown belt, with a JKD background under Inosanto and is one of the most respected martial artists in the UK. Unfortunately, I don't know much about Rick's club's training times. The Edinburgh Club has some truly top-notch judoka, though I'm not sure if former World Champion Graeme Randall is still training there. I think his coach Billy Cusack is still instructing though. Again, not sure on training times, but I managed to track down a phone number there: (+44) 131 556 8845. I'm not the man to ask as regards striking resources.

                That should get you started; PM me if you want more details.
                Awesome thank you!

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                  #9
                  Wait, when did you get married?
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                    #10
                    I went to Edinburgh a few years ago, and we took advantage of Scotland's dinky size. We took a bus tour, I don't remember the name, that drove us all along the coast of Scotland, stopping at various towns and lochs. It was really beautiful, and took up the better part of a day. It wasn't terribly in depth, but it was a good way to see as much as possible. I don't remember the name, but maybe someone else might know? Maybe?

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                      #11
                      There's an old Moorish castle just north of Lisbon I highly recommend.Then there's the beach at Estoril and CasCais.Go to a restaurant that has Fado.Its too bad you can't go to the Sourthern coast.They have some wonderful beaches there.Some places are even secluded.Just what Mrs. Mcfu would like.
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                        #12
                        I would strongly suggest that while you are there, you scream "FREEDOM!" and attack people with a broadsword.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by PizDoff
                          Wait, when did you get married?
                          I'm am actually married, but not to whom I consider "MrsMcFu". My divorce should be done in July.

                          Never do anything involving paper, contract, or anything else official in Germany.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Animosimony
                            I would strongly suggest that while you are there, you scream "FREEDOM!" and attack people with a broadsword.
                            Surprisingly, if MrMcFu can postpone his trip to Edinburgh for 6 or 7 weeks, he would probably be able to get away with that without attracting too much attention.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Animosimony
                              I would strongly suggest that while you are there, you scream "FREEDOM!" and attack people with a broadsword.






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