Friday’s Featured Food: Deep Fried Mars Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland

You have to admire the Scottish even if you don’t love them. They have quirky off the wall stuff that will only ever be relevant in Scotland. OK, and occassionally the Northern Irish will dig them too. One such delicacy on the Friday’s Featured Food corner is the deep fried Mars Bar! I’d already toured Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Deep Fried Mars Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland[…]

Staying at The Baxter, A Cool Boutique Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland

You might have read that I was recently back in Scotland for the first time in 6 years. Perhaps even more surprisingly it was my first visit to Edinburgh, the capital city. These days mixing up guest houses with night trains with hotels with hostels has its crazy diverse travel moments. But here in Edinburgh, Read more about Staying at The Baxter, A Cool Boutique Hostel in Edinburgh, Scotland[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Haggis, Tatties and Neeps in Edinburgh, Scotland

It had been a whopping 6 years since I had been to Scotland when I decided to hit up Edinburgh. It was an easy choice to make for me. Firstly, cheap Ryanair flights made it a budget place to head to but secondly it was a new city. My many jaunts to Scotland had taken Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Haggis, Tatties and Neeps in Edinburgh, Scotland[…]

Backpacking in Scotland: Top 10 Sights in Edinburgh

I had been to Scotland around 20 times in my life – but mostly to Glasgow, Irvine or Stranraer. Growing up in Northern Ireland made that an easy option as a child and teenager. However i had never once been to Edinburgh until I turned 34. After checking into the cool boutique hostel The Baxter, Read more about Backpacking in Scotland: Top 10 Sights in Edinburgh[…]

DUN – EDIN / EDIN – BURGH: Same City, Different Hemisphere *

The question “Which Scottish settlement is Dunedin named after?” would have an obvious answer…and from the Scottish capital city of EDIN- Burgh, we find ourselves in Dun – EDIN. The “Burgh” obviously translating itself somehow as the word “Dun” in either Maori or Kiwi speak. Either way it wasn’t an obvious place for me to Read more about DUN – EDIN / EDIN – BURGH: Same City, Different Hemisphere *[…]