• Edinburgh Christmas
    Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Scotland

    Christmas Markets & Fairs In Edinburgh & The Lothians

    Every year Edinburgh and the surrounding areas of the Lothians has an abundance of Christmas Markets & Fairs! Here’s a list of all the one’s I know about! I have included details of where, when and what’s happening for each, as well as information about any entry costs for attendees. Plus, if you’re thinking about having a stall at an of them and trading yourself, you’ll find a rough estimate of how much it costs and how to get in contact. Edinburgh’s Christmas When: From mid-November to early January, all day every day Where: Central Edinburgh, New Town and the West End East Princes Street Gardens, Central Edinburgh – Main Christmas…

  • Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Coffee & Cafes,  Festivals & Events,  Germany,  Leipzig,  Urbex

    13 Weird & Wonderful Things To Do In Leipzig

    I recently took a short trip to Leipzig, a city in eastern Germany, to visit a friend who was studying at university there. I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from the place, as I was just there to visit a good old pal, however I was pleasantly surprised and charmed by who and what I discovered there. Here are a few of the key highlights from my trip, and inspiration for things to do if you ever happen to be in Leipzig too, visiting a friend or otherwise. 1. Get naked, swim and have a picnic at the Lakes. Leipzig is surrounded by beautiful lakes which are…

  • Calton Hill
    Art & Museums,  Castles & Historic Monuments,  Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Hikes & Walks,  Mountains,  Scotland

    Everything You Need To Know About Calton Hill

    Calton Hill, 103m (338ft), is a gorgeous little hill and an absolute must if you are visiting the city even for a short time. It is so close to the city centre, basically in the heart of it at the east end of Princes Street, so you have no excuse not to add it to your itinerary (and why would you not want to?!)! It offers excellent views of the city centre all around, Leith and the Firth of Forth and the islands, Arthur’s Seat and the Salisbury Crags, Holyrood Park, and of course all the incredible architecture including Edinburgh Castle, the old City Observatory, and all sorts of monuments…

  • edinburgh lumen hanging lights the mound edinburgh
    Art & Museums,  Culture,  Edinburgh,  Festivals & Events,  Scotland

    Edinburgh Lumen 2018

    Last twilight I went to check out Edinburgh Lumen – a series of free light art installations in three locations across the New Town side of the city. Combining glowing and dazzling lights and projections with meditative music, the project creates an aura and calming atmosphere as you explore and interact with the pieces. There are three sites to explore – the Serenity Garden in St. Andrew Square, Moments Lane beside the Assembly Rooms (between Rose Street and George Street) and the Ocean of Light situated on The Mound Precinct. All are accessible, free and within easy walking distance of each other (5-10 minutes). Signs displayed at each installation provide…