Pandas in Edinburgh

Yesterday two pandas, Tian Tian (“sweetie”) and Yang Guang (“sunshine”),  arrived to Edinburgh Zoo from China. The pandas’ new home cost £250,000. “Officials hope their presence will boost tourism and the Scottish economy. The Scottish government said the loan of the pandas symbolised a “growing friendship” between Scotland and China.” …”Edinburgh Zoo, which is run by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is to pay $1m (£600,000) to the Chinese authorities each year for the pandas, which are due to stay at the zoo for at least 10 years.” BBC NEWS

Locals have got different opinions about it :)

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25 miles from Edinburgh

It was a nice day for a trip. Target – Seacliff beach. 

Passing by the Longniddry Bents, East Lothian.  It was only 5 C, and very windy :) You can find people there who love kite surfing.

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Nearly there

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On the way to the beach we passed large herd of horses :)

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Seacliff beach, what can I say…

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Have you seen the ghost in Tantallon castle? :)

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Seacliff Harbour is described as the smallest harbour in the British Isles.

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Being a few times on the Seacliff beach I saw people practising coasteering. They have been climbing onto rocks and jumping into tight water holes. This looks very frightening!

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Seacliff beach is the most impresive beach in Scotland and my favourite!