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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...

Famous Edinburgh

Famous Edinburgh September 15, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Not only is Edinburgh one of the most breathtakingly beautiful cities in the world, it’s been the home and playing ground of quite a few remarkable individuals. Here’s a lit of some famous Scots and the sites associated with them in Edinburgh: Sir Patrick Geddes (1854 – 1932): A pioneering...

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...

Celebrating Women’s Suffrage in America, Honoring the Scottish Women’s Movement

Celebrating Women’s Suffrage in America, Honoring the Scottish Women’s Movement August 26, 2010 | Events | Read More
Today is the 90th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which granted women in America the right to vote. But this was no passive movement – women fought hard resorting to protests, hunger strikes and even acts of vandalism to secure their vote. They owed a lot of their success...

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 2

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 2 August 19, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Here’s part two of your guide to seeing the best castles in or near Edinburgh. Download the entire Castles guide for free at the Edinburgh page on NileGuide.com! Craigmillar Castle Craigmillar Castle Information provided by Historic Scotland. Situated on the A68 road (3 miles south-east of...

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 1

Must See Scottish Castles – Part 1 August 18, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Hello dear readers! As you may have read in one of my tweets, your Edinburgh local experts are now “officially” engaged (ring and all)! And as you can image, we are already on the hunt for venues in Scotland. It’s always been a silly dream of mine to marry a guy in a kilt in a castle....

Oddest Shows at the Fringe

Oddest Shows at the Fringe August 10, 2010 | off the beaten path, What's New | Read More
The Guardian has a great video on the strangest ‘theatre locations’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Watch it to see which shows make the best use of Edinburgh’s dramatic landscape. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN7K03a8_ik[/youtube] Be sure to check out my extensive blog...

5 Hidden Gems in Edinburgh

5 Hidden Gems in Edinburgh August 3, 2010 | off the beaten path, Things to Do | Read More
Sick of being surrounded by dorky tourists in knee-high white socks and fanny packs? Head to these hidden gems in the city, whose delights only locals know to embrace. St. Bernard’s Well St. Bernard’s Well, located in the Stockbridge neighborhood of Edinburgh (just 15 minutes outside of...

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...

A Furry Good Time: The Edinburgh Zoo

A Furry Good Time: The Edinburgh Zoo July 16, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Not sure how to embrace the warm summer weather? Why not visit the Edinburgh Zoo to see some very adorable (and ferocious) animals. Budongo Trail Families of all ages are welcomed to Edinburgh Zoo. Hop onto one of the zoo buses and spend the day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Edinburgh...
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