Tag Archives: Scotland

Top Five Things NOT to Do in Europe

currently playing on my iPod: Mistaken for Strangers by The National After gallivanting about the Old World, I have a handful of advice. Take it or leave. But know this. If you leave it, you might just make a sweet … Continue reading

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The Old and the New in Edinburgh

currently playing on my iPod: Breezeblocks by Alt-J My vibe here is usually loud, fun-loving, full-on history and music geek. Today I feel…reflective. Grab your tea and perfect your knowing nod. Here we go. When you visit cities long inhabited, the … Continue reading

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Greyfriars Kirkyard: Ghosts, Cages, and Bones, Oh My!

currently playing on my iPod: Le Temps Presse by Les Shades This is my first post in over a year. A year. Wow. If you care to know why, see the note below. If you don’t, I don’t blame you a … Continue reading

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More Scottish Fun: Accent Challenge and Slang

currently playing on my iPod: Electric Landlady by Kila As I continue my research for my current ya speculative fiction, I thought I’d share more fun Scottish stuff via youtube. I love/hate youtube. It can be a disgusting and sad … Continue reading

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Scottish Slang

currently playing on my iPod: Ancient Sea by Elephant Revival (Yes, again. Because I am obsessed.) This summer, I took a  two day tour of the Scottish highlands. The top three things about this experience were: 1. My tour guide … Continue reading

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Squee! I went to Edinburgh!

currently playing on my iPod: This Place in Time by Colleen Edinburgh is full of ghosts. Some are literary: Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, JK Rowling (I know she’s still alive. I’m being metaphorical here. Chill out.). Others spring from … Continue reading

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