A rainy and cold boat tour on the Firth of Forth near Edinburgh was delightful despite the weather: we took in the wonders of seals and abbeys and gnomes and bridges.
An evening in South Queensferry in view of its magnificent bridges was golden: culture, ambiance, views, food and history were plentiful and we felt blessed.
Clarinda’s Tea Room feels like a place you would have gone with your grandmother as a child. And somewhere your grandmother might have gone herself as a child, with her own grandmama.
I was a travel-weary pilgrim looking for a solo seat at a restaurant on a Saturday night in Edinburgh, and Ecco Vino provided a rave-worthy experience.
On a solo visit to the wonderful Museum of Edinburgh, I spent some time in the courtyard and caught these pigeons courting.
I wasn’t expecting a Texas-sized offering when I ordered the Scottish Beef Burger as part of an Edinburgh hotel’s set menu, but that’s what I got, along with a foodie-worthy smoked trout first course.
Monteith’s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile really knows how to make you feel like they are glad you’re there. And they have an award-winning bartender who created The Outsider Cocktail.
The Edinburgh farmers market had everything: produce, cheese, a bridal couple, dogs, paella, olives, breads…a plethora of products and people-watching.
A multinational look at arepas, the traditional Venezuelan bread stuffed with various fillings. They are a big hit at the Edinburgh Farmer’s Market.
An Edinburgh pub dating back to 1680 dishes up a meal that is worthy of the ages.
Foodie-worthy, hipster-appropriate, gorgeous views: I highly recommend the Waverly Mall food court in Edinburgh. And don’t miss the Butcher Bad Boy burger!