The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip

When you live somewhere for a long time, and get stuck into a routine, I find that it's often the sights right on your doorstep that you take for granted; this, unfortunately, was the case with my time in Edinburgh. I reached the end of 4 wonderful years in the city when the sudden realisation … Continue reading The Ultimate Scottish Road Trip

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Koyama Sushi

Living directly above Koyama during my final year of university in Edinburgh was a dream. Little-known to tourists, this small, understated sushi restaurant is Japanese-run, with fresh ingredients and impeccable customer service. Walking into the restaurant, you are shown to your table by one of the smiling waiters or waitresses, who are always happy to … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Koyama Sushi

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Circus Lane

One of the things that renders Edinburgh so special for me is the endless labyrinth of cobbled streets and stone houses that can be found here. Even after living in the city for four years, there’s always an area to stumble across unexpectedly, or a street that takes your breath away, even on the greyest of Scottish … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Circus Lane

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: 10 to 10 in Delhi

Possibly my favourite spot for a long lunch in the city, 10 to 10 in Delhi is well-known to locals also for its overwhelmingly colourful decoration and cosy venue. Found in the middle of Nicolson Street, close to the university campus, this tiny, authentic restaurant is also a popular favourite with students on their lunch … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: 10 to 10 in Delhi

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Gaia Deli

Situated slap-bang in the heart of Edinburgh’s Leith Walk, Gaia Deli is the last place you’d expect to find. Hidden in plain sight, Gaia is easy to stroll past without a second glance, due to its tiny shopfront; but once you’ve been inside, it’s impossible not to go back. Gaia is a little Italian haven … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Gaia Deli

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Typewronger Books

For any bookworms like me, a few hours in a bookshop is an afternoon very well spent – even if you leave empty-handed! When I stumbled across Typewronger Books on Elm Row, I was ecstatic. In classic Edinburgh fashion, the store is found underneath one of the Georgian Terraced houses of Leith, with a doorframe … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: Typewronger Books

Edinburgh Pocket Guides: North Berwick

If you love traditional pubs, wood fires and stunning natural scenery, then North Berwick is the place for you. A short 30-minute train ride from Edinburgh’s Waverley Station, this chocolate-box coastal town is the perfect break from city life, giving you an insight into the humbler lifestyle of those who live along the Forth. North … Continue reading Edinburgh Pocket Guides: North Berwick