A Coffee Addict’s Guide to Edinburgh and Beyond

Although I may not call myself a coffee addict, I am certainly addicted to coffee shops. The welcoming, cozy atmosphere is immediately alluring with no two shops alike. Most coffee shop addicts have their go-to shops back home, but living in a new city requires finding the best new places for a cup of joe….

Not Just a ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’

After walking past the Surgeon’s Hall Museum and the Anatomical Museum countless times, I decided to visit both of them for a Saturday full of medical marvels. Lucky for me, it was the last Saturday of the month, meaning the Anatomical Museum was open and free to the public. I have heard of warnings about…

The Weekend Diaries Part Two

This year my schedule is more organised, but also more packed than ever. Plans are being finalised and trips are already planned. The essay deadlines are lurking as well, but they are not going to cross my plans this time. This semester they have to work for me, not the other way around. Let me…

Exploring the National Museum of Scotland- 10 Things You Can’t Miss

  Edinburgh is full of museums – you’ll never get tired of visiting them, since there are a lot! But of all the museums in Edinburgh, the National Museum of Scotland is the most famous. Today, I would like to introduce what can’t be missed when visiting the National Museum of Scotland. The museum is…

I Love Craigie’s Farm!

In my last post, I suggested going pumpkin picking at Craigie’s Farm, so I decided to put my own advice to action! After classes on Friday, I took two buses to get to Craigie’s Farm in South Queensferry. After about an hour of traveling to the farm, I had to walk about half a mile…

The Weekend Diaries Part One

Last Saturday, I spent the whole day out and about. One of my friends suggested we check out what the Open Doors Day has to offer, so we met up on saturday morning to discuss our plan for the day in a cute little café (Café 1505 on Nicolson Street). I have never heard of…

Embracing the Chaos and getting settled in

Even thought I am technically not a fresher and I know what fresher´s week feels like (lack of sleep, loads of coffee to compensate for the constant tiredness, running from one event to the other), I was still overwhelmed by the effort Edinburgh puts into such a week. I felt jetlagged even though I only…

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…

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…

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,…