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Top 10 things to do in Edinburgh

August is here and so is the festival season in Edinburgh. Where London is buzzing with people all year around, Edinburgh definitely hits its peak visitor numbers in August, with hostel prices (and prices of everything, really) hitting their high during this month. But who can blame them because there is just so much going on all over the city. So if you are heading to Edinburgh this August, be sure to see some of these top 10 things before going on the festival circuit. But be assured, even if you can’t go in August, Edinburgh is always well worth a...

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Throwback Thursday: First Backpacking Trip to Edinburgh

In 2010, a friend and I decided to fly to Edinburgh to go see the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo that takes place each year in August as part of the Edinburgh Festival. Neither of us had ever been to Edinburgh so we were both excited what the city had in store for us. Despite the accent, which takes some getting used to, we were both instantly on love with this green and historic city. To be fair, the weather was on our side so we only experienced one day of rainy Scottish summer but I’m sure we would have loved it anyway. Whenever I had travelled before, it was always for long stretches of time and with enormous suitcases, so this was my first time as a “backpacker”. I liked the comfort of not having to pull a suitcase around with me but I wasn’t fond of this particular backpack. Since then, I have moved on to a Vaude backpack that you can pack like any backpack but you can also open the front and pack it like a duffel bag which is much more convenient in my opinion (mine is no longer available but it’s very similar to this one). What backpacks do you travel...

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