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Scotland: Day 1

dsc04022Well, I’m looking back on my first full day in Scotland, and yes, it has been full. I got on a plane last night after a truly hellish day at day job, few overnight and hit the ground running this morning. Now, I am utterly fucking exhausted and blogging when I should be sleeping. But, I had a great time today, and I feel the need to share.

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I think I passed some kind of threshold on TripAdvisor

My usual picture in the mirror

My usual picture in the mirror

For previous reviews on TripAdvisor, I would post and have to wait for a few days until it went live. It bugged the shit out of me, because I like instant gratification. Today, I posted a review of the Holiday Inn Waterbury— where I had to stay when I was stuck going to Waterbury, CT for the weekend– and it was posted immediately. No waiting. And, the site published my three photos, as well.

So, I think I’ve passed some sort of milestone with TripAdvisor. I guess there’s a trial period before they let you post directly to the site. I’m pretty psyched that I’ve been “promoted.”

Check out my hotel in Hollywood, FL

I wasn’t looking forward to Hollywood, Fl. But, I have to admit, the hotel, the Westin Diplomat, is excellent. Not only do they have bathrobes here, but the room itself is amazing. It is quite large, and there is a bathroom area (not including the toilet) that opens into the bedroom. The bathtub is almost impressive. I haven’t been onto the balcony yet. It’s on the 30th floor and has a great few, but I can get the view without stepping onto it. I’m not crazy about heights, so I’ll pass on putting my life at risk.

I suspect this place will get a good review from me on TripAdvisor, but I’m not planning to say anything nice about the restaurant. The food was decent, but the service was absolutely awful. It took forever for someone to take my order. Much later, when they realized how pissed I was, the service improved, but the waiter seemed to be overcomensating.