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By admin on 8/6/2013
Avoiding the Tourist Traps in Edinburgh, UK It has been theorized that there is a correlation between the number of nicknames you are given and how loved you are; if that’s true, then Edinburgh certainly holds a special place in the heart of many people. The names it has been given are many – Auld Reekie (roughly “old smoky”) thanks to the past use of coal and wood fire as a source of heating by many inhabitants; Athens of the North, thanks to its grand architecture; and Yon Empress of the North (Sir Walter Scott).