Before the festival begins, there is a Cavalcade of floats advertising the participants. It was not advertised because of security,but we heard from a friend and made our way to Prince's Street down... more
now you can't come to Scotland and not try the nation's second favourite drink - Irn Bru (Iron Brew). it's made fae girders (not really but it's supposed to give you super human powers - just like... more
Bus 35 will also get you into the center of Edinburgh at £1.20 instead of £3.50 the Airlink charges. Both buses can be found at their respective stops right outside the airport doors.
Also, consider... more
I have written plenty of tips about kilts, music, food, dialect, Nessie, history, flora & fauna and anything you ever wanted to know about Scottish culture.
--> Have a look at the Local Customs on... more
If you reside outside of the European Union, you will most likely be able to claim back the VAT (value added tax 17.5%) you have paid. Make sure you keep all your receipts. Some shops, selling more... more
Very helpful indeed.
aboot - about
auld - old
bairn - child
ben - mountain
bonnie - beautiful
brae - slope
braw - fine
cock-a-leekie - chicken and leek soup
coo - cow
dae - do
deid - dead
doon -... more
Instead of going out, we opted to prepare food for ourselves with wholesome organic chicken, fresh vegetables and cheese.
It's open every Saturday 2am til 2pm.
First Saturday every month, slow food... more
Castle Rock is where Edinburgh began. Much damaged and often changing hands in the long and punishing wars of independence against England, Edinburgh Castle began to assume its present appearance in... more
Edinburgh is a great city full of history. Some people call it the Athens of the North but it is truely Scotland's Jewel. A place dear to my heart and full of childhood memories - Ah Auld Reekie will...
As with most travellers I've always been to the touristy places when visiting somewhere but it seems a bit odd in your home town. Thanks to some impetus from VT I did make some effort to see more of...
Thats what my Edinburgh travelpage will be about. Mostly. During my 3 years in hospitality that was my scene. That was what interested me then. Food. And drink. And music. And more food and drink. And...