Category: Scotland

December 7, 2021

CHRISTMAS IN EDINBURGH: 5 WAYS TO ENJOY THE HOLIDAY SEASON

This festive season is here! Edinburgh Castle is festooned with lights, the Christmas market is in full force, we’ve had a small dusting of snow, and there’s an unmistakable feeling that something festive is in the air. After a bit of a quiet Christmas last year, it’s evident that the city is making up for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

March 9, 2021

5 WAYS I TAKE CARE OF MYSELF DURING LOCKDOWN

Between lockdown, quarantine, moving, staying healthy, and enduring a pandemic in 2 different countries, this last year has been a lot to say the least. I’m not going to pretend it’s been easy – because it definitely hasn’t. Sure, there have been weeks where I’ve felt productive at work, gotten out for my daily walks, […]

March 2, 2021

SO YOU WANT TO MOVE ABROAD? TIPS FROM AN EXPAT

After a year in lockdown, are you sick of the same old same old, feeling that wanderlust, and itching to try something new? Have you always dreamed of waking up to the sunrise in Greece, shopping in France, or having daily fika in Sweden? Maybe your company has another branch in Germany, and you’re debating […]

February 16, 2021

GREAT SCOT! SNOW IN EDINBURGH

Last week Edinburgh was transformed into a winter wonderland as the city experienced a snowfall that hasn’t been seen since the hit of 2012’s Beast from the East. In the midst of what has felt like a long dark winter during an even longer pandemic, the atmosphere in Edinburgh was significantly lifted as people raced […]

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