November 30, 2021

ONE YEAR IN EDINBURGH!

It’s been one year since we packed up our life in Sweden and moved to Scotland, and wow- time has flown by!  Moving to a new place in the midst of a pandemic has definitely been tricky; between obtaining all the right paperwork/covid tests, bringing the cats, putting our things in storage, and quarantining only […]

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November 23, 2021

A SWEDISH GUIDE TO A COZY WINTER

Nobody does winter like the Swedes. When the sky is dark and the air is cold, there is no place better than being cozy at home. A word that I heard all the time when living in Sweden was how cozy, mys, everything was. Staying in for the night? Cozy! Meeting up with a friend for […]

November 16, 2021

10 SCOTTISH FOODS YOU NEED TO TRY

While I’m sure you’ve heard of Scottish classics like whisky and haggis, Scotland has much to offer in terms of traditional foods (yes, at this point I would call Irn Bru traditional). So whether you’re planning a trip to beautiful Scotland, or just interested in Scottish culture, these 10 foods are a must try! Curious […]

November 9, 2021

THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MOVING ABROAD

Most of the time, I love living abroad. I absolutely live for the adventure, meeting new people, and experiencing new cultures. I love taking every opportunity to travel, and love trying all the new foods and experiences. And most of the time it’s just that. I’m happy with my decision to live abroad and am […]

November 2, 2021

5 REASONS YOU NEED TO ADD NAPLES TO YOUR ITALIAN BUCKET LIST

Is Naples on your travel bucket list?  In September, my boyfriend and I joined his family for 2 weeks of sun and adventure in Italy. Some of the destinations we were lucky enough to see included Rome, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, and Naples. Naples, or Napoli is a city often looked over by tourists in favour […]

October 26, 2021

6 SCOTTISH WORDS YOU SHOULD KNOW

Did you know that Scotland has 3 official languages? English, Gaelic, and Scots. These languages (particularly Scots in the lowland region, aka where I’m located!) remain a valuable part of Scotland’s cultural identity, and appear in songs, poetry, literature, as well as in daily conversation.  When we first decided to move to Edinburgh, something I was […]

June 15, 2021

5 BRUNCH LOCATIONS IN EDINBURGH YOU HAVE TO TRY NOW

The combination of lockdown lifting and warmer weather really has me in the mood to BRUNCH. Is there anything better than a lazy lie-in on the weekend followed by a delicious brunch with friends? The lack of this beautiful tradition in Sweden really had this basic girl feeling deprived, and you can bet that the […]

May 11, 2021

7 HIDDEN SECRETS OF THE ROYAL MILE IN EDINBURGH SCOTLAND

Stretching from the Palace of Holyroodhouse all the way to the majestic Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile is one of the city’s best known streets. Covering just over a mile, the Royal Mile is overlooked by historic, towering tenements, between which winding closes and secret stairways intertwine to create a secret world bursting with historic significance. […]

April 27, 2021

3 DAYS IN STOCKHOLM: YOUR ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE

This week Scotland is officially out of lockdown, and while I won’t be travelling internationally for a while, it’s feeling like travel is on the horizon! Which means it’s the perfect time to start thinking and planning upcoming adventures – first stop, Stockholm!  As many of you may know, I lived in Malmö Sweden for about […]

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