To me, our stay in Scotland was made ever more interesting by the fact that we were staying in Caravans. This was actually Auntie and Uncle De's planning (which is why I love travelling with these two people, they always have bright ideas on how to make the journey alot more interesting). They were at first urging us stay in a cottage, but due to the Bank Holiday Weekend, all nearby accommodation were all fully booked.
Our caravan site. At first, I was quite apprehensive about staying "in a caravan". I imagined living like gypsies (nothing wrong with that), in very cramped accommodation with limited amount of water that we have to share between us. I didn't even dare to imagine about toilet matters...
First step. By the time we reached the caravan site, we were nearly-to-tears tired. I had my share of carrying the 15kg Sarah, and we were walking for miles and miles along the hills and valles of Edinburgh city centre - in very bad weather, too! All we wanted was a good place to stay. Apprehension was building while we took our first steps towards our caravan.
Inside. I was blown away, and became so excited seeing the innards. It was like a small apartment. Above was us after uploading all our luggage into the caravan. True, space was slightly limited but as you could see:
Still inside our caravan. It was like inside a small apartment. Everything you could imagine inside a small apartment was available (from left to right): a small kitchen complete with microwave, our shower and toilet, a single bed, even a kitchen sink, a TV, heating, a stove for cooking food ourselves, a room with a double bed, and lots of small cabinets to stuff our things into. Cool!
The caravan had one living room with the tv and a small dining table, one room with a double bed, and two rooms with two single beds (i.e one small bed, and 4 single beds). If you had come KKL, there would have been plenty of space for you to sleep in - seriously. Probably with room to spare for Nnydd as well!
All of us, outside. The space outside of the caravan was not too bad either. There were lots of open green areas between the rows of caravans, enough for our Amar and Sarah to run around in, the very second we open the door! Amar would run in one direction, and Sarah would run the other leaving me having to chase after both of them (before they reach the street). Safiya and Emyr were MUCH more behaved, though. Probably because their parents did this:
Evening.Night. The day expired quickly, and Uncle De and I were left to hunt for food. Conveniently, there were chinese take-aways nearby, where we ordered Prawn-everything: prawn with cashew nuts, prawn crackers, prawn with chinese vegetables and spicy prawns. Prawns were the only thing we could eat (that's halal)! No one complained though, as I thought the meal was delicious, especially in such a special place.
Dozing off. The little ones soon fell asleep, and all of us settled into our seperate sleeping rooms. Auntie De described it as "sardines" in a can, and (LOL) in the middle of the night we heard two *BUMPS!* followed by cries of pain as *two people* fell of their beds! (LOLOLOL). I'm not saying who they were ...
Breakfast (Spot sapa tak mandi?). All of us woke up relatively early the next morning, ready for our next adventure (surely will be posted in next updates). Breakfast for me were Frosties and toast.
Ready for another adventure.
Fascilities around the caravan site. Within the compounds of our parked caravans, there were many fascilities for visitors: (left to right) an entertainment arcade complete with swimming pool, a laundry, a grocery store, a fish and chip shop, the fish and chip lady pouring lots of malt vinegar on my scampy and chips, and Amar and Sarah competing in a Daytona match.
Amazing. We only had to roll out of our beds to get food, and having a swimming pool nearby was truly great. The price for staying at such a place, to me, was not that expensive. Infact, staying a week for two families could be as little as £200 (i.e less than £70 a night or less than £35 per family per night).
Oh, did I mention the caravan site was near the beach?