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  • Scottish bagpipes playing. Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh So we still don't quite know how to pronounce

  • the name of the city. As a Canadian, I would be saying Edinburgh but I keep hearing the

  • locals saying Edinburgh, so that's what we are going to go with for the rest of our videos.

  • Well, as you can probably tell we're not in Kansas anymore and by Kansas I mean Chiang

  • Mai, Thailand. Look at what we're wearing. In our winter clothes. Today we're exploring

  • Edinburgh for the first time. This is our first impressions video.

  • Background music playing. The views of the castle are phenomenal from

  • here. It's time to go climb up for an even better vantage point.

  • And to get there we're going to Granny's Green steps.

  • Background music playing. Screw this hat. I've got myself a proper Scottish

  • winter trapper. More like I've inherited his hat.

  • Background music playing. I'm feeling the Christmas spirit here in Edinburgh.

  • Background music playing. To go on the Ferris Wheel it's going to be

  • a ten minute ride and hopefully we'll some nice views of the city.

  • And we are moving. Woo hoo! And we're only half way there. We're going

  • to even go higher up. Are you scared? Yes, and we're not even at the top yet.

  • We don't like heights at all. We're probably using up all of our courage points doing this.

  • Oh, yes. All for the viewers right? Background music playing.

  • Well there has been a lot of ginger sightings here in Edinburgh. I fit right in.

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  • Background music playing. So today we're going to be doing a tour with

  • Haggis Adventures. We're up in the Scottish Highlands and we're going to be visiting some

  • of the main sites around this area. Background music playing.

  • Every time I come here I always get really emotional. I can't explain it. It's a place

  • that is very very close to my heart. This is the battlefield. No jokes. No humor.

  • Guys. This is a massive war grave where my ancestors and other people's ancestors died

  • needlessly. So, just respect it guys. As you're making your way through here. It's the same

  • as if you go over to Europe and you go to these Second World War places. Just utmost

  • total respect. Background music playing.

  • A big massive shield and a big ginger beard. And long hair. Quite intimidating, eh?

  • Boom. Five of you guys have just been disemboweled. Now you guys over here boomfff. I probably

  • just slit through your jugulars. So with one man I could have taken out eight red coat

  • soldiers. That's why the Highlanders were known.

  • The people come here. They sing songs. They tell stories. And they remember. If you guys

  • were to come here just after the 16th of April all the way around this would be five hours

  • and things like that. On the anniversary of the battle during the day they bring a little

  • piper out who is actually blind. And they bring him up here and he stands here for forty

  • five minutes and he plays songs on the bagpipes for forty five minutes. The length that the

  • battle lasted for. And I dare any of you to come and stand next to him and not cry because

  • I did and it is just such an emotional thing. There is just silence and all you can hear

  • is the pipes just playing through and you're just looking around you can just imagine it

  • happening. And it does really really tug on your heart strings because war is such a terrible

  • thing and one thing is guaranteed with war is death. Death and destruction. really really

  • sad. These flags here. The three lions represent

  • the connection to England. fleur de lis a connection to France. And the flower is the

  • connection to Ireland. I think it's quite cool. So this is the Royal standard of King

  • James. If I had to stand here in this battle field 250 years ago and I was flying this

  • flag I would have been taken for treason and hung and killed. This is pretty cool actually.

  • And another interesting thing that one of the Jacobite generals did. If I had saw this

  • being a Jacobite soldier this would have inspired me to have courage and morale. He actually

  • led a charge into the front line against the British government army. Snapped his sword

  • in two, lost his horse. Came back out of the front line of the British government army.

  • Got another sword, go another horse and led a second charge in. Now to me that's balls.

  • If I had of been there and I saw one of my generals acting like that I'd have been YEAH!

  • Come on let's go! He's also the patron Saint of Russia and he's

  • the patron saint of Greece as well. So he's not just exclusive to Scotland. This flag

  • is very important as well. Background music playing.

  • clava cairns. Pffff. There isn't actually much to say about this place because it's

  • a mystery. You still have people coming here in the winter solstice with professor suits

  • on and they all argue with one another basically. Eh, these chambers are older than the Pyramids.

  • They were built by teenagers because the life expectancy back then would have only been

  • about 30 years old. So these tombs were built by teenagers. Now you might have had a dome

  • coming over the top as well. And as you can see the sun is actually just setting right

  • over there. And I believe it's either in the summer solstice or the winter solstice that

  • the sun actually sets in alignment here and the sun beam comes right down in this chamber

  • and there would have been a fire and smoke and all of us would have been sitting in here.

  • So image that beam of light coming in and all of this room started filling up with a

  • smoke and light and things like that. Very very very spiritual.

  • People who come here. If they take any of these rocks from these cairns and take it

  • back to whatever it is they are from bad things happen to them. So much so people actually

  • come back here and replaced the rocks. So there is your disclaimer guys. Don't take

  • any of the rocks. Hahaha. Don't go on facebook. Dave my arms is falling off! I did tell you

  • not to take the rocks. Hahaha! You have been warned.

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  • Background music playing. After the rising you had 1719. Spain and England

  • are shall we say had an alliance with one another and voided that alliance, so Spain

  • decided to play the Jacobite card. They spent 300 of their crack Spanish mountain troops

  • to help the highlanders. Thank you very much Spain! Woo! They went down to the eilendon

  • castle which is where I'll be taking you shortly. Unfortunately, for the Scots and the Spanish

  • we were defeated, so it was another failure and arising. Thanks for trying to help us

  • guys. Hahaha. So it's quite crazy to think guys that there were was actually Spanish

  • soldiers fighting here. That's why we've said about Jacobitism being part of Scotland. As

  • I said, Bonnie Prince Charlie was offered to become King of America, so an International

  • dimension as well. What a beautiful place for a battle guys. What a beautiful place

  • for a battle. Background music playing.

  • Wind blowing. So today is day two of our tour of the Scottish

  • Highlands. The blue skies are gone and it is rainy, cold and the weather is just very

  • Scottish and dramatic. So our first stop of the day is eilean donan castle and that's

  • just right behind us. Brrrr. When I'm cold you know it's really cold. Oh yeah! Bone chilling,

  • wet and damp right now. Background music playing.

  • Aside from just the impressive Castle there is also wonderful views here.

  • Background music playing. Wind blowing.

  • SO we've just been warming up in a pub right now. It is really cold, damp, wet and windy

  • outside, so we've got tea for two and we've ordered some traditional pub fare.

  • Background music playing. I actually quite like the damp and the rain

  • because it reminds me so much of home where I grew up on Vancouver Island.

  • background music playing. It is super windy. Our guide Dave this is

  • the windiest he's ever seen it here. I bet you can barely hear me right now.

  • Wind noises. Background music playing.

  • Background music playing. Today is day three of our Haggis Tour adventure

  • and we've had all kinds of weather. On day one it was pristine conditions - sunny blue

  • skies and day two was insane. Howling winds, rain, chilly and today we have a nice overcast

  • day. And we've got great views from the back of the mountains.

  • So the snowy peak we have over in the background is Ben Nevis and it is the highest peak in

  • the UK. It's a real treat that we can see it today.

  • Background music playing. So here is inverlochy castle which dates back

  • to the. So we've just been wandering around the ruins and seeing what is left of it even

  • now. Background music playing.

  • And just behind us we have the three sisters. There is not much explaining to do the scenery

  • speaks for itself. Background music playing.

  • So we're visiting the William Wallace Memorial. Fans of Brave Heart will certainly know who

  • this is. What was interesting was that our guide actually told us that many of the scenes

  • in Brave Heart were actually historically inaccurate.

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  • Background music playing. It's our first meal in Scotland, so we've

  • decided to go with something very typical. We're going to be eating the National dish,

  • which is Haggis. So let's go into Whisky Room. So today's meal is all about Haggis. We are

  • starting with Haggis spring rolls. So let's see what those are like. We've had a lot of

  • spring rolls lately in Thailand, Vietnam and other places in SE Asia. Mmmmmm. Never Haggis.

  • And it's also the first time trying haggis. Oh, so hot! Is it hot? Mmmmmm. I'm pleasantly

  • surprised. Oh, yeah. Haggis is good people! Those are hot. Mmmmmm. Wow, so many flavors.

  • It's delicious. I think I've found myself my new favorite spring roll. Haggis spring

  • rolls. Background my playing.

  • So for those of you who aren't familiar with Haggis it's a savory pudding made with sheep's

  • pluck. And that means a sheep's heart, liver and lungs. And if that doesn't sound appetizing

  • enough it's wrapped in the sheep's stomach and it also includes spices and some oats

  • and onions. So that's what we're going to be trying.

  • Background music playing. It's time to cover this bad boy in some gravy.

  • Oh my, oh my. Look at that. So Haggis is served with neeps and tatties,

  • which is basically turnips and potatoes. First bite. So I've got lots of haggis here. Neeps

  • and tatties. Lots of gravy. The verdict. It's awesome. Yeah. That's not

  • an acquired taste. I love it on the very first bite.

  • Do you like it as much as I do? It's a really nice rich winter dish. And like

  • normally I don't like organs. I've had liver before and it has a very strong flavor but

  • somehow when it's all mixed together and they add spices and the gravy it's perfect. I like

  • it. I like haggis! And it's a cold day today so I'm trying something

  • else very Scottish here. It's a nice warm drink. It's called a Hot Toddy. It's got hot

  • water, whisky, lemon and honey. And that sounds good to me. Take a sip. Oh yeah. It goes down

  • nice. Okay, First sip of the Hot Toddy. I'm not

  • I've ever even tried this whiskey. So let's how it is in a hot drink.

  • Ooooh. It's nice. It really warms you up but it's not a strong and overpowering as I thought

  • it would be. This is nice. And it's also very aromatic because they've put some cloves along

  • with the lemon. Like Christmas. So far you're liking Scottish

  • food. Yeah. Background music playing.

  • Background music playing. What's your name? Sam. Sam how you doing man?

  • We're doing a deep-fried snickers, a Twix and we've already done a Mars bar already.

  • Awesome. I'm going to unwrap it. Stick it in the batter. I can't tell you that because

  • it's my secret. Hahaha...secret recipe? Of course. The Twix. One. Two. Mix it around.

  • Give it a little shake. And there it goes. Ah, that looks good. Now for the Twix. Here

  • is the Twix. There you go. How long do you put them in there? Emmmm, we just keep it

  • about...2 or 3 minutes. We fry them separately. This is just for the Mars bars. Mars bars

  • only. Awesome. So the temperature. This is 170 degrees. And while the batter cooks the

  • chocolate will melt. So the batter will cook before the chocolate. Ahhh, perfect. That's

  • so cool. So we've been hearing lots about the Mars

  • bars but Sam here went overboard and tried three different chocolate bars that have been

  • deep fried. So what do you have? Well, at the recommendation of the guy at the chip