On Thursday, I explored what is referred to as New Town in Edinburgh. Long ago, Edinburgh was a filthy, smelly city, so the wealthier residents constructed a more pleasant place to live north of Edinburgh Castle. This part of town has wider streets and currently contains tons of shops, pubs, and restaurants. Among the many available, I visited El Barrio, Andersons, Garden Cafe, Hard Rock Cafe, Dirty Dicks, and Thirsty 26. Unfortunately, I cannot recall the names of every shop I entered, but I can assure you the variety of products is adundant.
The area of town south of Edinburgh Castle is referred to as Old Town. The streets are narrower. Because of this, most vehicles seem to have a narrower axles than American vehicles. I have yet to see a pickup truck, and the only SUVs I have seen are compact. Most vehicles here have a manual transmission. The options for public transportation in Edinburgh consist of buses, trains, and cabs.