The journey to the airport as you prepare to depart a country you've been discovering is an extremely strange one.

On arrival, as you make the leap from airport to accommodation, it is all excitement. Everything you see out the window is something that you can get closer to in the coming days. The exploration is all ahead of you. But when leaving, everything you see is something that you will now not have the chance to explore until a return visit. In all reality, something you will never experience.

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The Bus Trip

The scheduled time for a bus to travel the distance between Edinburgh and London is 11 hours and thirty five minutes. I remember thinking as I was booking that mentioning the extra five minutes was surely on the borderline of pointless. Just round it down to eleven and a half hours and be done with it. Having now long since taken the journey I fully understand why it is mentioned.

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