Edinburgh Highlight: Calton Hill

Edinburgh Highlight: Calton Hill

Even though it is the number one tourist spot in Edinburgh, Calton Hill was only the very last thing we did while we were in Scotland. The threatening clouds in the photos are what kept us to wait until the very last day to climb up the hill. We preferred to visit Arthurs Seat and the botanic garden on the better days, but I really didn’t want to leave the city without having enjoyed the amazing views from atop Calton Hill. So, with the possibility to be rained on and literally get blown off the hill, we ventured …
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A Day out in Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

A Day out in Edinburgh: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

This comes as no surprise to anyone who knows me. Botanical gardens are my jam! Since I haven’t finished writing my posts about Edinburgh and Glasgow, I thought I’d start out with what I usually save for last! We had pretty soft winter weather while we were in Scotland and because it was not too cold and wet, we decided to discover the green beauty of Edinburgh and maybe even walk all the way down to the seaside. Not everything went according to plan, as you’ll read later on, but I really enjoyed this …
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“A girl’s entitled to flaunt” – Sugababes, Red Dress

“A girl’s entitled to flaunt” – Sugababes, Red Dress

You know your life is boring when the most exciting moment of the day is when you ermagerdfinally find the full text version of an abstract that looks promising for your thesis. Really friends, that’s what my life is all about right now! I’m pretty much finished with two of the four main chapters in my literature summary and hope to finish the other two (which are already partially written out) by Monday so I can hand them in for feedback. I also have good news to share! I received my grades yesterday and almost went …
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8 hours in Amsterdam

8 hours in Amsterdam

On a particularly cold morning in late January I got off the train to Schiphol one stop early to explore the historic city centre of Amsterdam and finally meet my very very very long-time blogging friend Bas from The Dirty Velvet. We were leaving for Edinburgh that night, but since our plane took of late in the evening I decided to come to Amsterdam early and enjoy a day in the city. I was going to pay for a train ride to Amsterdam anyway, might as well use it wisely! Two birds, one stone. It was below zero and I&…
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