Articles by Alex Demianczuk

Snowpocalypse in Edinburgh

Snowpocalypse in Edinburgh December 3, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Winter weather pounded Edinburgh this past week: More than 12 inches of snow fell in the city, and nearly all transportation grinded to a halt. Edinburgh Airport is only just beginning to resume flights and train service is limited at Waverley Station, where icy temperatures have frozen tracks and brakes...

How Not To Be Bored During a Layover

How Not To Be Bored During a Layover November 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you have a long layover and fly into Edinburgh airport and don’t fancy making your way into Edinburgh city centre then why not take a trip to the nearby historic village of South Queensferry. Located just a short ride from the airport, you will find lots of quaint cafes several local bars and...

Desperate for a loo? Here’s what to do…

Desperate for a loo? Here’s what to do… November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Edinburgh City Council runs several public toilets all round the city centre and even outside the city so you should never be caught “Bursting for a pee!”  Some are well signposted, others not so.  However a friendly local will be happy to point you in the right direction. Don't...

The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz?

The World’s Biggest Pub Quiz? October 14, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Hot off the press from Venues.org: “A pub in Scotland is hoping to host the world’s biggest pub quiz, according to a report. The quiz will be held in aid of St Columba’s Hospice and is offering a prize of £1,000 for the winning team at Edinburgh venue the Corn Exchange, the Scotsman...

Hungry? Try EdinTaste

Hungry? Try EdinTaste September 23, 2010 | Events, Food | Read More
Here’s a shout out to EdinTaste, which is putting on a delicious event on October 5th. Learn more below: @EdinTaste invites you to join fellow food lovers for a dinner and whisky tasting at Redwood Restaurant in Stockbridge. The restaurant features Californian cuisine using fresh local Scottish...

Edinburgh: Doors Open Day

Edinburgh: Doors Open Day September 22, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Hey Folks! Just wanted to let you know about a great event happening this Saturday and Sunday, September 25-26th. It’s Edinburgh Doors Open Day – a chance for you to visit a slew of architecturally impressive buildings for free! Here’s the information courtesy of the Cockburn Association: Doors...

The Pope is Coming to Edinburgh

The Pope is Coming to Edinburgh September 10, 2010 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Last year Christina got to see Pope Benedict while I was studying abroad in Israel. Now, he’s coming to Scotland next week on September 16th. The visit will be the kick off his four-day UK tour. The Pope in Jerusalem last year Stay tuned for more information next week… [Photos by Christina...

This Weekend: Things To Do

This Weekend: Things To Do September 10, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Ok, so the festival is over. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still lots of fun things to do in Edinburgh! Don’t have any plans yet for the weekend? Then revisit some of our previous blog posts for great ideas on how to enjoy the last of the summer weather. Sights to see  in...

Hop On, Hop Off: Transportation in Edinburgh

Hop On, Hop Off: Transportation in Edinburgh August 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Unlike London, Edinburgh does not yet have a tube or city wide train system (although a tram system is currently being built and is scheduled to be ready by 2012). So you’ll have to hop on a bus instead. Lucky for you, the Lothian bus company is easy to use and will take you to the four corners...

Best of Edinburgh: What To Pack

Best of Edinburgh: What To Pack July 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Ready to visit  Scotland? Heed these packing tips: Must Have Items for the Winter: A warm coat , scarves, gloves and a fuzzy hat or earmuffs, as the temperature can get below zero degrees Celsius. Think of it this way, at least you’ll come prepared to throw snowballs in the Meadows. Leggings...