Had a conference program committee meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Long flight from Atlanta to Paris, a painfully long four-hour lay-over in CDG (almost slept through the boarding calls), and then a short commuter flight to Edinburgh.
Little snack tray that you get on the Air France hop from CDG to EDI. Pretty nice for an airplane!
Random views on the double-decker bus from the airport to downtown.
Big impressive buildings.
Castle in the background.
This is pretty neat. It's a model of the city commissioned so that blind people can feel it and get a sense of the layout of the city, the topology, etc. There's some braille descriptions along with it.
I had to play so wacky games with converters to get juice for my laptop.
My ass never made it inside.
The place I ended up for dinner. Just pulled restaurant listings from Lonely Planet. Sort of upscale "new" Scottish/British fare.
Black pudding. Was pretty tasty despite its ominous look.
Scottish lamb of some sort, I believe.
Panna cotta-like dessert.