My Top 10 Museums in Edinburgh

Hi everyone! Today, I am going to present you my 10 favourite museums in Edinburgh. There are plenty of museums to discover in the capital of Scotland, and a lot of them are free, which is really nice for students! I hope you will enjoy this top, and that it will give you some ideas…

Living bookworms society. Pt 1.

Living Bookworms Society: LIGHTHOUSE Hello everyone! My time to write in this blog has arrived, so fasten your belts and enjoy the ride. After 7 months living in this wonderful city of Edinburgh, I’ve had the chance to get to know a few very nice places, and now I have my chance to present them…

Harry Potter Culture in Edinburgh

Auld Reekie draws Harry Potter-loving tourists from all over the world, so it’s unsurprising that the University of Edinburgh should also attract prospective students who love the franchise. For me, one of the factors that gave UoE an edge over London universities was a conversation I had with a student at my home college who…

Creative Learning Week

Although it might be very tempting to go on holidays during Flexible Learning Week (no lectures are delivered for a week in February) I strongly recommend you to stay in Edinburgh so that you can participate in the University’s Creative Learning Week. This week is fully dedicated to a wide variety of free events and…

Organising your own trips in Scotland: tips and ideas !

Hi everyone! Today I have chosen to present you two ideas of trips in the Highlands that you can organise by yourself. They both last three days, and you will see that I have included an approximative budget for them that counts for accomodation, food, bus tickets etc… I know it can seem to cost…

Welcome Back, Edinburgh! or My 10 Plans for 2018

After three weeks of relaxing, Edinburgh has welcomed me back with its towers and hills, rain and clouds. Everything feels strangely familiar, as if I hadn’t been away at all. The buses are still stuck in traffic, bagpipes still playing, Princes Street still crowded and Arthur’s Seat overlooks the city, still. But it’s a new…

So This Is What Homesick Feels Like

As I bumbled through the first semester at Edinburgh, and am now hurtling into the second, homesickness becomes more and more intense. I started to calculate how many days are left before I can go back(123 days); I looked for my home on Google maps, only to find a vacant construction site where the apartment…

Books to Read While Studying in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of 28 Cities of Literature, and in August hosts the “largest public celebration of the written word in the world.” Unfortunately, those studying abroad may not have the chance to experience the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Year-round, however, the city boasts a Book Lovers Tour, Harry Potter sites scattered around the city,…

After Four Months in Edinburgh…

Since I arrived in Edinburgh with a 30kg suitcase on September 9, 2017, it has been exactly four months now. It feels like only four days as there are still so many things I have  not yet tried and so many places I haven’t got time to visit. It also, however, feels like four full…

Healthy (and Inexpensive) Vegetarian Shopping in Edinburgh

Do not despair, vegetarian incomer! Affordable vegetarian options are a reality in this city. Yes. Sticking to a budget-friendly healthy-eating regime while being a student in Edinburgh is possible. There are plenty of vegetarian items at the grocery stores and restaurants with lots of options that do not break the bank. For this post, I…

A Weekend in Edinburgh

For those who arrive in the city for the first time and cannot wait to see it all, this blog post is for you. For those who have already settled in Edinburgh and have a friend to impress with Edinburgh’s charm, this blog post is for you too. There might be various reasons why you…

Short Trips on a Budget I

Owning a Ridacard will certainly encourage you to travel more and move around Edinburgh. Apart from its day, night and 24/7 airport services, you would also have unlimited Lothian Country Services and East Coast Bus included. Knowing this last bit of information, you may want to consider going to these four destinations (just like I…