The Great Edinburgh Adventure

Tomorrow (Monday) I'll be flying to Edinburgh to participate in an exciting experiment: the first face-to-face meeting of Museum-of-Hoaxers. We'll be coming from all corners of the earth: Australia, America, and Europe. Will we be able to tolerate each other in real life (as opposed to virtual life)? Will we all end up in jail? Stay tuned. I hope to post some reports from Edinburgh.

I should note that this adventure wasn't my idea. The credit goes to a group of regulars who hang out in the forum (often seen congregating in the off-topic chit chat thread) and who decided that they wanted to meet each other in real life. I was invited along since my site facilitated the whole thing. And how could I say no?

Activities will include going on a ghost tour of Edinburgh, viewing Gordon Rutter's collection of curiosities, whiskey drinking, and hopefully taking a day trip up to Loch Ness to see Nessie. It should be fun.

Now I'm just hoping I don't arrive in Edinburgh to discover that I'm the only one there, the whole thing being an elaborate hoax designed to lure me halfway around the world on a wild goose chase.

Exploration/Travel Miscellaneous

Posted on Sun May 14, 2006


Aw, I wish I could go. Make sure you post pictures. Have fun! :D
Posted by Sakano  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  11:07 AM
have fun! dont be tempted by the mid afternoon ghost tours, go as late as possible and for as long as possible. some tours just take you to see the vaults, which are pretty cool (one is used as a temple by a coven of witches!) but not all that spooky.
Posted by Nick  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  01:12 PM
Be sure to visit Deacon Brodie's grave and the underground tunnels.

And be sure to bring back some "Vegetarian Haggis."
Posted by Big Gary, steamed at not being invited  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  03:00 PM
You'll have had your tea?
Posted by aw  on  Sun May 14, 2006  at  03:28 PM
You'll more likely be drinking whisky in Scotland and not whiskey.
Posted by Peter  on  Mon May 15, 2006  at  05:22 AM
and don't forget to visit tattoo shop and buy some tickets in advance, if you plan to go back there this summer, to gather again... I'd also suggest taking some warm clothes, it was cold out there in mid-summer.
You may also encounter circus elephant swimming in the lake in Loch Ness if you are lucky.
Posted by t.kurione  on  Mon May 15, 2006  at  03:58 PM
I totally would have gone if I had a passport, 18 years of age, lots of money and an invitation...

Anyways, it's your job to finally reveal to the world how various forum members actually look. I have a hunch that David B. looks like Grissom from CSI.
Posted by Citizen Premier  on  Wed May 17, 2006  at  08:06 AM
Unfortunately, most of us look exactly how we imagined each other, especially me. 😉
Posted by Charybdis  on  Wed May 17, 2006  at  05:58 PM
"I have a hunch that David B. looks like Grissom from CSI."

That'll be my aspergic mannerisms; unfortunately, most mornings I more closely resemble the corpse!

Unfortunately I couldn't be there as I'm stuck parenting (fershame)! Of course, were Alex to arrange a return trip...
Posted by David B.  on  Thu May 18, 2006  at  03:27 AM
I heard you being interviewed on Radio Scotland last night as I was decorating.

I've been a visitor to your website for a while now and it always proves an interesting read. Hope you enjoy your visit.

p.s. It is actually quite warm at the moment!
Posted by DJ  on  Thu May 18, 2006  at  03:55 AM
even though you all have abandoned me I will wish you good times....hope you Americans are being rude as you have quite a reputation to live up to :lol:
Posted by Chuck  on  Thu May 18, 2006  at  01:49 PM
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