Tag Archives: Edinburgh

What the 2016 Beltane Fire Festival Was Like

Beltane Fire Festival 2016

On Saturday, April 30th, around 10,000 visitors crowded atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh for the Beltane Fire Festival 2016. 300 performers entertained the audience for over three hours with aesthetic costumes, acro-yoga, drums, mythology, comedy and, of course, FIRE. The Beltane Fire Festival is an ancient tradition, with roots in Irish and Celtic lore, to welcome in the new summer season. …

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It’s Smart to Eat at Union of Genius in Edinburgh!

New Union of Genius Look

My favorite foodie places to write about are the local gems which you might not be able to find easily. Just a couple minutes away from the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is a tiny hole in the wall serving the best soups in town. Union of Genius is a true gem, and definitely not unknown by the locals. Often the …

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Visiting a Hair Salon as a Male Traveler

Selfie at Medusa Hair Salon

Last year, I decided it was time for a change of look. All my life I’d wanted long hair, but had to keep it short due to work requirements. But now that I’m free to do as I wish (mostly), I thought it would be fun to sport a man bun. The first challenge was getting my hair long enough, which …

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Experience the Underground Preservation of Mary King’s Close

Mary King's Close

Today was like most others in Edinburgh. Sunny and snowing. In other words, beautiful and freezing. Maybe not the best day for a hike, not that it would stop me. If you are looking for something to do in Edinburgh that’s out of the cold and doesn’t take too long, Mary King’s Close is a perfect choice! Located directly opposite …

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Why the Pentlands is Edinburgh’s Best Hike

Glencorse Reservoir in the Pentlands

Recently I wrote about hiking Arthur’s Seat, which I though was great. But Holyrood has nothing on the Pentlands. I already consider Scotland as the most beautiful place in the world I’ve been to (still have Iceland and New Zealand on the bucket list), and some parts are simply exquisite. The northern edge of these rolling hills are located a …

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