Category: Edinburgh Expat

The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

Visit The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry

A quick visit to Pitlochry over the summer left us wanting to see more – and we also noticed promotional materials for The Enchanted Forest. If you know me at all, you know sparkly lights get me every time. Fill a forest with them and play magical music, I simply can’t resist. The Enchanted Forest in Pitlochry was calling my name.

A quick visit to Pitlochry over the summer left us wanting to see more - and we also noticed promotional materials for T...

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Hogmanay in Edinburgh Info and Advice

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

Edinburgh is known as the Festival City, with 12 main celebrations programmed throughout the year plus several others in between. While we’ve just finished the August madness of five festivals happening simultaneously (still wrapping my newbie head around what just happened), the next biggest moment for the city is coming up soon. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to start planning for Hogmanay in Edinburgh.

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International Charity Day for Expats

International Charity Day for Expats

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I’ve already discussed how expats tend to get involved in their local communities around the world, but perhaps it’s time to revisit the topic. Charity is important everywhere, but getting involved has several specific benefits for expats in particular.

Today is International Charity Day, as established by the United Nations in 2013 in honor of Mother Teresa. I've already...

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Expats Are the Best Tourists

I love being an expat for a litany of reasons, not least of which is my ability to be a perpetual tourist. Expats are the best tourists and the most vocal proponents (or opponents, as the case may vary) of their new homes. With more time to devote to discovery than a typical tourist, and more inspired interest than a typical local, expats explore and share their new home with abandon.

I love being an expat for a litany of reasons, not least of which is my ability to be a perpetual tourist. Expats are th...

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The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

Edinburgh is a city of many levels. You should keep your eyes on the ground to be sure you don’t trip over uneven cobblestones or stumble down a set of stairs. But you should also keep your eyes up so you don’t miss a unicorn sighting or breathtaking castle view. Yet the most interesting level of Edinburgh can be found underneath the Royal Mile in The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour.

Edinburgh is a city of many levels. You should keep your eyes on the ground to be sure you don't trip over uneven cobble...

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Juliette Burton’s Decision Time at Edinburgh Fringe

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

I write about my life on the Internet. Obviously. What I don’t tend to do in this space I’ve carved for myself is divulge really personal details about my life. Sure, I share stories and adventures – even a few misadventures. But, truly, I’m not baring my soul here. That takes an incredible amount of fortitude, which I witnessed first-hand watching Juliette Burton’s Decision Time at Edinburgh Fringe this week.

I write about my life on the Internet. Obviously. What I don't tend to do in this space I've carved for myself is divulg...

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Remember to Breathe at Edinburgh Fringe

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

It’s that time of year in Edinburgh when every corner of the city turns into a potential venue for arts and entertainment. Pop-up stages cover typically open spaces and street performers claim territory on sidewalks and cobbled streets. It’s festival season in Edinburgh! And I couldn’t be more pleased with the introduction I’ve had to the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in watching the appropriately named play, Remember to Breathe.

It's that time of year in Edinburgh when every corner of the city turns into a potential venue for arts and entertainmen...

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Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

After attending the recent Travel Massive event in Edinburgh, I realized there were so many opportunities to easily check out more of Edinburgh than I knew existed. First, I heard about Invisible Edinburgh and took the first tour available with them. Next, I was introduced to Rabbie’s Edinburgh City Tour.

After attending the recent Travel Massive event in Edinburgh, I realized there were so many opportunities to easily chec...

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Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women Tour

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I’ve come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This social enterprise (read: What is a Social Enterprise and How Can I Get Involved?) offers training to individuals coming from homelessness so they can become walking tour guides. Taking the Invisible Edinburgh Powerful Women tour was a truly enlightening experience for this new expat in Edinburgh.

By far one of the most interesting and admirable projects I've come across lately has to be Invisible Edinburgh. This so...

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The Treehouse Cafe in Edinburgh

Hogmanay in Edinburgh as an expat

So we’ve officially moved into Edinburgh! I’m sure you’re as excited as we are to learn more about this beautiful city and its very eclectic inhabitants. Part of moving into a new home is, of course, exploring your surroundings. We’ve been out and about, wandering and popping into various shops and eateries to check out the best of our new expat home (okay, so I’m the only technical expat here since my Irish-Colombian grew up in Scotland, but he’s never lived in Edinburgh). I’ll be sharing some highlights that we uncover as we go…first up is our favorite new cafe: The Treehouse Cafe.

So we've officially moved into Edinburgh! I'm sure you're as excited as we are to learn more about this beautiful city a...

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