Tag Archives: Edinburgh

Attending the Hogmanay New Year’s Celebration was a Dream Come True

Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2018 Midnight Moment (c) Chris Watt

It’s been about ten years since I first watched Hogmanay on YouTube, and I’ve been dreaming about attending it in person ever since. For New Year’s Eve 2018, I stood beneath Edinburgh castle watching the best fireworks show ever, I realized my dream had come true as tears poured down my face. It wasn’t just about seeing the show in …

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Enjoying the Super Frizzante Christmas Menu at Zizzi

Nancy at Zizzi

Usually I tell people to avoid the Royal Mile when looking for a good restaurant to eat at in Edinburgh. Through the Book a Table website I found Zizzi, which technically is off the Mile, and had an absolutely delicious Italian dinner from their Super Frizzante Christmas Menu. Here’s how my night started with prosecco and ended in decadence. Beetroot Cured …

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10 Activities for The Perfect Day Trip from Edinburgh

Selfie with Hairy Coo (Day Trip Edinburgh)

While there are a plethora of activities to do in Edinburgh, there are also some wonderful attractions in the rest of Scotland. The Isle of Skye is my favorite and the most beautiful place in the world, but it takes half a day to get there. If you are limited on time, there are several activities you can do within …

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Setting up my Dad on a Farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Dad on a Farm

I’ve just returned to Edinburgh after leaving my dad on a farm in a tiny settlement called Tyrie, on the northern coast of Aberdeenshire. I’m not going to say it wasn’t a tearful goodbye. After getting to see my dad for the first time in nearly a year, and the second time in two years, I’m leaving him behind again. …

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9 Free Attractions to Visit in Edinburgh

Edinburgh with Dugald Stewart Monument, Free Attractions in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is my favorite city in the world, but it’s certainly not considered cheap to visit. It’s the second most expensive city in the UK to live in (after London), and attractions seem to be priced accordingly. A ticket to the Edinburgh Castle costs £16.50 and other attractions average around £10 each. However, there are plenty of free attractions in …

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