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REVIEW – Camera Obscura, The Royal Mile

Edinburgh residents and six Australian tourists have a ball at Camera Obscura Edinburgh’s Camera Obscura has a 150 year old observatory with a roving mirror that projects a 360 degree panorama of the city. The rest of the displays and interactive exhibitions drop you into a world of illusion and warped images. Last week, with […]

 
 

REVIEW – Holyrood Palace

*****

By Victoria Bamber     At the end of The Royal Mile lies a gem. A gem sometimes overshadowed in a city with so many vibrant attractions and picturesque buildings. Overlooked by Arthur’s Seat and surrounded by stunning Scottish scenery lies The Palace of Holyroodhouse, which, if its walls could talk, would tell you tales of love, […]

PHOTO – A curry, 2 Swedes and a pint

A brief stop for dinner in a very busy Kebab Mehal this evening (full review to follow) led me to sharing a table with 2 Swedish men, Anders and Adam who had just arrived in town.  It was their taxi driver who had suggested eating there and the meal did not disappoint. We talked about […]

FEATURE – A New York Girl’s love for Edinburgh

by Lee Ann Monat I have lived in New York City for about 11 years. They say everyone should live there at some point, but leave before it makes you hard. I found my heart again the first moment I set foot in Edinburgh…and then followed it throughout Scotland.  If Edinburgh was a man, I’d […]

FEATURE – An Italian tourist’s view of Edinburgh

This article was written by Sara Borghi at SEO Specialist from Italy who visited Edinburgh at the end of 2009.  I met her at a meeting and offered to show her around the city and parts off the beaten tourist track.  She wrote a piece about her experience in Edinburgh.  Italian is her first language, but I […]

INFO – Edinburgh Castle Tickets

Beat the queues and buy your Edinburgh Castle tickets online before you visit.  You don’t need to specify which day you are going – you just need to buy it.  If you can’t print it off, you can still buy it and collect it at one of the machines in the Castle grounds (just as […]

EVENT – Free Puppet Shows This Weekend @ Museum of Edinburgh

This info is taken right off the council website HERE Name: Museum of Edinburgh Address: Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Tel: Museum: 0131 529 4143 Tel: Media: 0131 529 2427 E-mail: museumsandgalleries Free Puppet Show More free fun for all the family! Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2009 Come along […]

REVIEW – Kebab Mahal

*****

In my opinion, the Kebab Mahal is the best place for halal traditional tandoori and curry dishes.   They also run a thriving kebab and pizza takeaway into the early hours. I’ve been eating there since the 90s – an example menu is here You can get take away food, but you can also sit in the restaurant.  […]

REVIEW – Life of Si @ GRV / Five Pound Fringe

*****

Life of Si is part of the very popular Five Pound Fringe  5.40pm at the GRV venue. Sy and Simon were witty, hair conscious men.  The show is based around the set up of their shared flat in London.  They let the audience into their lives a little, by showing  dvd collections, games they play and […]

REVIEW – The Hotel, Mark Watson

*****

The Hotel is an interesting festival experience to say the least and are brought to you by the people of the Invisible Dot but the main name behind the show that you may recognise is Mark Watson. Watson for me, is one of the best performers of the Fringe / Festival over the last number of years […]