As I looked outside the hostel’s window and saw snow flakes falling, the thought of spending my saturday in one of Edinburgh’s many pubs or cafes was definitely appealing. I jumped into my warmest clothes and made my way to the closest café.
Soon after I sat down next to the window, the snow turned into rain. I debated on whether I should order yet another warm coffee or venture into the cold myself. After all, I only had a day in Edinburgh – and it would have been a waste to spend it only in one place (with free WiFi).
I chose to ignore the rain and go outside – and I’m very glad I did. During my walk through the city’s streets and alleys, I realised that rain suits Edinburgh – it emphasised the city’s charm and character, and deepens its multiple colours.