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An American Expat in Scotland

Information for Americans moving to Scotland

Moving to a new country can be daunting…finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store, hell, just finding a grocery store can be a challenge! You’ve uprooted yourself and plopped down into a whole new environment. Luckily, for an American expat in Scotland, the transition really actually isn’t that hard.

Moving to a new country can be daunting...finding new friends, figuring out which items you like from the grocery store,...

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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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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.

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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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Edinburgh 101: Learning my new city

travel to Edinburgh

Having already visited Scotland twice in as many years, I’ve spent enough time in Edinburgh to have a vague map of the city in mind. I knew that old town and new town combined into a still fairly small city – the mostly residential areas notwithstanding. I also knew how to get into and around the city for the most part.

Having already visited Scotland twice in as many years, I've spent enough time in Edinburgh to have a vague map of the c...

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