Articles by Christina Maria Paschyn

The Royal Highland Show: Best Summer Festival

The Royal Highland Show: Best Summer Festival June 6, 2011 | Events | Read More
Edinburgh is renowned for its summer festival season. Each year thousands of tourists flock to the capital of Scotland for the city’s various performing arts festivals, including the hilarious Fringe Festival and the exquisite Edinburgh International Festival. But while these events are worth the trip,...

A Royal Unveiling: Stirling Castle

A Royal Unveiling: Stirling Castle May 31, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Summer is here, and you’ll probably be looking for interesting excursions to fill your weekends. Why not take a day trip to Stirling Castle? Located 40 miles northwest of Edinburgh, Stirling Castle rivals Edinburgh Castle in magnificence and even importance (Mary Queen of Scots was crowned here...

Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Baby Zebras

Edinburgh Zoo Debuts Baby Zebras May 30, 2011 | Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Two rare baby zebras that were born three months ago have now made their public debut at Edinburgh Zoo. The adorable creatures are Grevy zebras, a particularly endangered species of zebra noted for its large ears and narrow stripes. There are only 2,000-2,5000 Grevy zebras left on the planet due to habitat...

A Royal Affair: Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace

A Royal Affair: Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse Palace May 26, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
The royal wedding has come and gone, but it seems the media is still obsessed with all things Prince William and Kate Middleton (now a princess!). From The Daily Mail to The Guardian, the public just can’t get enough of the royal family. And if you’ve caught the bug, you’re probably...

Michael Ball Performs in Edinburgh

Michael Ball Performs in Edinburgh May 25, 2011 | Events, Romantic | Read More
The legendary Michael Ball will be performing in Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this Friday, May 27th at 8 p.m. Fresh off the success of his West End and UK touring production of Hairspray (he hilariously played Edna), Ball will sing some of his beloved hits (like “Love Changes Everything”...

Laugh Your Worries Away in Edinburgh

Laugh Your Worries Away in Edinburgh May 24, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Fuming that the volcanic dust cloud has disrupted your travel plans? Here’s something to cheer you up – Edinburgh is home to some of the best comedians in the United Kingdom. And if we don’t have any good homebrews for you, there are always enough top-notch joksters passing through....

Volcanic Ash Disrupts Edinburgh Flights

Volcanic Ash Disrupts Edinburgh Flights May 24, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Drifting ash from the erupting Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland has cancelled hundreds of flights in Scotland and elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The BBC is reporting that some 400 passengers slept at Edinburgh Airport last night. Ash from the Volacanic Eruption in Iceland If you were planning on flying...

Smelliest Flower to Bloom in Edinburgh

Smelliest Flower to Bloom in Edinburgh May 13, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Get a whiff of this – the world’s smelliest flower is set to bloom for the first time ever in Scotland in just a few weeks. And Edinburgh has the honor of hosting the event. The city’s Royal Botanic Gardens was gifted the giant Amorphophallus titanum, or Titan Arum, by the Netherlands...

Penguins are Hatching at Edinburgh Zoo!

Penguins are Hatching at Edinburgh Zoo! May 2, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
Breaking news from Edinburgh Zoo: penguin eggs are hatching!! Zookeepers reported that the first egg is starting to chip, which means more chicks will begin to break out of their shells over  the next few days. The Penguin Parade at Edinburgh Zoo Edinburgh Zoo is renowned for its penguin colony (the...

Anti-Royal Wedding Protest on Royal Mile

Anti-Royal Wedding Protest on Royal Mile April 28, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Sick of all the news coverage surrounding tomorrow’s royal wedding? Whether you’re an anti-monarchist at heart or just fed up with all things Wills and Kate, you may want to attend the anti-royal wedding protest on the Royal Mile. Prince William and his bride Kate Middleton It will be held...