Tagged by: Edinburgh

The Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh

Date Posted: October 31, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Beltane Fire Festival performers in Edinburgh

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When the sun has set over the Firth of Forth and darkness has descended upon Calton Hill, the excitement is palpable. Torches blaze – the fire crackling in the cold evening air. Performers amble about the hill in full costume, covered in body paint and intricately crafted dress to reflect their roles as elements and forces of nature. 

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Easy Day Trips from Edinburgh Scotland

Date Posted: July 2, 2019
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Edinburgh Castle image for easy day trip options from Edinburgh

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Day trips from Edinburgh can be easily arranged so you can explore beyond the city. While there is ample to do in Edinburgh itself, getting outside the city can show you more of Scotland from different angles.

For some Edinburgh day trip ideas, I pulled together my favorite days out that we’ve done in the years we’ve lived here. There are probably plenty more to do, too! But, so far, these seven are my favorites.

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Housesitting in Edinburgh with TrustedHousesitters

Date Posted: January 17, 2019
Posted in: Expat Life, Housesitting

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We’ve been housesitting with TrustedHousesitters for more than two years now and we continue to love our experiences, so I wanted to share more in-depth here. Housesitting in Edinburgh has offered us interesting and varied experiences between having our own apartments in the area. We have stayed by the sea and in city center. We have also stayed outside the city, including on the estate of a 15th-century castle!

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An American Expat in Scotland (2019 Update)

Date Posted: April 26, 2017
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat

An American Expat in Scotland

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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.

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Hogmanay in Edinburgh Info and Advice (2019 Update)

Date Posted: October 10, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

information about Hogmanay in Edinburgh - New Years Eve celebrations and fireworks

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Hogmanay in Edinburgh is a time for celebration, community, and committing to annual goals we all know we won’t keep. Yep, you guessed it: Hogmanay is New Year’s Eve in Scotland!

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The Real Mary King’s Close Edinburgh Tour

Date Posted: August 9, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Travel Tales

Edinburgh skyline in a fog sets the mood for the Real Mary King's Close 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 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.

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Juliette Burton’s Decision Time at Edinburgh Fringe

Date Posted: August 8, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh 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.

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Remember to Breathe at Edinburgh Fringe

Date Posted: August 6, 2016
Posted in: Edinburgh Expat, Expat Life

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.

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